Kevin De Bruyne produced a moment of magic to score against Arsenal as Manchester City took the lead in stunning style.
Erling Haaland and De Bruyne switched roles as the Man City forward created his side’s goal in the seventh minute of their crunch Premier League showdown at the Etihad.
John Stones picked out Haaland with a long pass, with the Norwegian bringing the ball down impeccably as he held off Rob Holding.
He then played a pass into the path of the Belgium midfielder, who ran through on goal before firing a sensational low strike into the back of the net.
OH Kevin De Bruyne! 🎯
A great takedown from Erling Haaland who passes to De Bruyne for a stunning run and finish! 😮💨 pic.twitter.com/Ex4pyouHVJ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 26, 2023
Fans online loved the link-up between Haaland and De Bruyne for the opening goal.
One Twitter user wrote: “Class hold up play by Haaland! Great finish from KDB!”
A second tweeted: “This is such a beautiful goal.”
A third sarcastically added: “Haaland is just a goal poacher though? Doesn’t link the play apparently?”
A fourth said: “These two are an absolute cheat code.”
Another commented: “That touch from Haaland is a joke by the way.”
It’s fair to say De Bruyne loves playing against Arsenal, having scored more goals against the Gunners (7) than any other club in his career.