Manchester City recorded yet another routine win this past weekend against a spirited Leicester side. While the Foxes gave a good account of themselves, they failed to break the Citizens down effectively and eventually lost their foothold in the game.
As has been the case this season, City’s attack was held together and aided primarily by the talents of attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. While he’s generally the provider and creator of goals, now and then he chips in with a few of his own. Usually they’re world-class efforts, and this weekend’s opener for City was no different to the cracker he got against Chelsea not too long ago.
The 26-year-old is right-footed, but as many keen watchers of City’s games will tell you, he’s equally effective with his left, exhibited in the goal above. Clearly the Leicester defence thought De Bruyne was outside a comfortable range when he picked the ball up on the edge of the box, but a simple shift to his left side and he cracked an un-saveable shot into Kasper Schmeichel’s top corner.
De Bruyne will likely be the most integral part of City’s title bid, and will also be an invaluable asset as they navigate the later stages of the UEFA Champions League. European glory is paramount to Pep Guardiola’s continued participation at the club, but the key question now becomes whether or not they can do it this season? If Kevin De Bruyne keeps putting away chances like this, there’s every chance they could.