16th December, 2017
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
Manchester City produced a superb display on Saturday to crush Tottenham 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium to extend their lead at the top of the English Premier League.
The Belgian picked himself up after that challenge from Dele Alli to double City’s lead – from heap to hero.
Hugo Lloris got a hand to it but just could not keep it out. De Bruyne’s powerful run ended with a firm drive as he dispatched Ilkay Gundogan’s pass on the counter attack.
On 80th minute, Raheem Sterling made it 3-0 for City. Manchester City just make it look so easy. They cut through a ragged Tottenham backline after Mousa Dembele gave the ball away to Kevin de Bruyne in midfield.
Leroy Sane was found wide left, he drove in on goal, stalled for Raheem Sterling to enter stage right, and the England winger finally got an effort on target. A simple tap-in finish, after a brutally brief build-up.
Bernado Silva’s through ball got right through Eric Dier, Raheem Sterling was then perhaps lucky to knock it through Hugo Lloris’ legs as the keeper rashly rushed out, and then all that’s left to do was roll it home.