De Bruyne on matching Thierry Henry’s Premier League assist record
Having made peace with Man City’s runner-up status in this season’s Premier League,
probable possible Player of the Year winner Kevin De Bruyne would like a little help with the record book.
De Bruyne scored twice Sunday, but it was his assist that spoke the loudest.
The 29-year-old Belgian set up Raheem Sterling for City’s third goal of a 5-0 blowout win against Norwich City, matching the Premier League single season record of 20 set by Thierry Henry in the 2002-03 season.
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It was a classic KDB touch assist, not audacious but befitting a record. He finishes the season with seven more assists than runner-up Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Here’s the thing, though: a smirking KDB feels like the score sheet deciders have denied him his due.
City will face Real Madrid in the UCL Round of 16 second leg on Friday, holding a 2-1 lead from the first leg in Spain on Feb. 26, a game that saw Sergio Ramos sent off in a double whammy for La Liga’s champions.