PLAYER PROFILE PREVIEW: KEVIN DE BRUYNE’S MANCHESTER DERBY STATS SO FAR

Since he arrived at City in 2015, we’ve seen the Belgian play a central role in some of the biggest victories in the Club’s history across all competitions and against a number of sides. His haul of four Premier League titles, five League Cups and one FA Cup has already made him a City great. That impact extends to matches against our city rivals Manchester United too, against whom he has enjoyed considerable success through the years. Ahead of this Sunday’s clash, we look back at his numbers in the Manchester derby.

GAMES PLAYED

De Bruyne has featured in one of England’s greatest rivalries on 13 occasions. That includes 10 matches in the Premier League and three in the Carabao Cup. His first appearance against Manchester United came for Chelsea in 2013 but it was October 2015 when he made his Manchester derby debut. Continue reading ”      PLAYER PROFILE PREVIEW: KEVIN DE BRUYNE’S MANCHESTER DERBY STATS SO FAR”

KARIM BENZEMA WINS UEFA MEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR AHEAD OF KEVIN DE BRUYNE

Karim Benzema has been named Uefa’s men’s player of the year after helping to fire Real Madrid to Champions League glory last season, finishing ahead of Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and teammate Thibaut Courtois. Benzema scored 15 goals as Madrid won their 14th Champions League title last season, including crucial strikes in their run to the Paris final against Chelsea and Manchester City.

The Spanish champions defeated Liverpool in the Paris final, with goalkeeper Courtois producing a man-of-the-match display and making key saves to deny Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. His Belgium teammate De Bruyne finished in the top three for the third season in a row after being named the Premier League’s player of the season and leading City to the defence of their title. Continue reading “KARIM BENZEMA WINS UEFA MEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR AHEAD OF KEVIN DE BRUYNE”

KDB RESTED FOR POLAND GAME

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne (KDB) was a major absentee forBelgium during the 1-0 win over hosts Poland in Group A4 of the ongoing UEFA Nations League campaign. Ahead of the game atStadionNarodowy in the Polish capital city of Warsaw, Kevin De Bruyne was rested after a long and hard season in the colours of club and country. The Manchester City midfielder has been vocal about playing UEFA Nations League games on the back of a demanding season. After playing 50 games for Manchester City in all competitions, Kevin De Bruyne was involved in all the three Nations League games played by the Red Devils this month before the Poland game on Tuesday.


Kevin De Bruyne could not stop Belgium from being thrashed 4-1 by the Netherlands at home in the first of the Group A4 games for the Red Devils. Barcelona star Memphis Depay scored a brace for the Dutch team, while Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries andTottenham Hotspur attacker Steven Bergwijn also scored for the Dutch team. MichyBatshuayiwas subbed on in the place of the injured RomeluLukaku and he scored the only goal for Belgium. Continue reading “KDB RESTED FOR POLAND GAME”

KDB FIRES CITY CLOSER TO TITLE

Kevin De Bruyne(KDB) showed why he’s the main man for Manchester City once again after he scored four goals to fire his team closer to a second successive Premier League titleduring the 5-1 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers.


Manchester City went into the Wolves game away from home with the knowledge that a win will take them three points clear of Liverpool in second place with two games left to play in the Premier League this season. They were able to achieve the outcome needed thanks to the brilliance of Kevin De Bruyne. Continue reading “KDB FIRES CITY CLOSER TO TITLE”

DE BRUYNE BENCHED FOR CUP SEMIS

Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne was on the bench for the whole of the FA Cup semifinal clash with Liverpool at the iconic Wembley Stadium. Kevin De Bruyne watched from the bench as Manchester City were knocked out of the FA Cup final thanks to the 3-2 loss to the Reds.

English champions Manchester City came into the game with the opportunity to match the feat achieved by city rivals Manchester United during the 1998/99 season by winning the treble namely the Premier League title, the Champions League title and the FA Cup title. Kevin De Bruyne and his City teammates won’t be able to achieve the treble after losing to Liverpool in the last four of the FA Cup. Continue reading “DE BRUYNE BENCHED FOR CUP SEMIS”

KDB ON TARGET IN CUP WIN

Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne (KDB) was on target as his Manchester City side sealed a place in the FA Cup semifinals by thrashing hosts Southampton 4-1. The two Premier League teams met in an FA Cup quarterfinal tie on Saturday and it was English champions Manchester City who showed their supremacy by scoring three second half goals on the way to an emphatic win.


Southampton and Manchester City have faced each other twice in the league this season and they were inseparable in terms of the results. However, in their FA Cup quarterfinal tie over the weekend, Manchester City showed the gap between the two teams with an impressive second half display. In the league earlier this season, Manchester City were frustrated at home by Southampton as the two teams settled for a goalless draw. Continue reading “KDB ON TARGET IN CUP WIN”