Erling Haaland produced absolute gold on social media after watching Kevin De Bruyne inspire an incredible Manchester City comeback against Newcastle.
City went 1-0 up through Bernardo Silva’s glorious backheel flick but found themselves losing at half-time following sublime strikes in quick succession from Alexander Isak and Anthony Gordon.
Pep Guardiola turned to his recently returned talisman from the bench and he took the game by the scruff of the neck in his first Premier League appearance since August.
De Bruyne equalised mere minutes after entering the fray with a trademark gorgeous finish into the bottom corner from around 20 yards out.
And he then provided an outrageous assist for Norwegian wonderkid Oscar Bobb to complete the comeback in the dying embers.
A dream moment for Oscar Bobb as he wins the game for Man City in the 91st minute 😍
That assist from Kevin De Bruyne is out of this world! 💫
— Football on TNT Sports (@footballontnt) January 13, 2024
Haaland is on his way back to full fitness but was not in the squad for the trip to St James’ Park.
Instead he had to go through all the motions while watching at home and City’s No.9 entertained fans with some excellent content on Instagram.
At first he posted a picture of the scenes at the end, putting a crown on De Bruyne’s head after an insane 21-minute cameo.
He then posted a passionate picture of himself celebrating a huge victory for the treble-winners and then joked that he needed a “shot” – that being a bit of milk as opposed to alcohol.
De Bruyne has admitted he is not able to play at full speed for 90 minutes just yet but he’s certainly able to contribute from the bench in a huge way.
His assist was his 103rd in the league and takes him level with Wayne Rooney’s, while his goal was his first since his brace against Arsenal in April.
Ahead of a warm weather training camp in Abu Dhabi, City are second in the Premier League – two points behind leaders Liverpool after 20 games.