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De Bruyne’s magical assist keeps up pace for Premier League record

Sergio Aguero lasers home from distance to score Man City's third goal in ten minutes and race his team out to a 3-0 lead over Aston Villa.

Kevin De Bruyne may not just break the Premier League single-season assist record.

The Belgian could smash it.

De Bruyne collected two more assists by halftime of Manchester City’s likely blowout of Aston Villa on Sunday at Villa Park.

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The first was plenty nice and seated above the headline, the second out of this world and at the bottom of this post.

De Bruyne curved a pass around two defenders and onto the path of Gabriel Jesis, who didn’t have a ton to do in increasing City’s lead to 4-0.

He has 14 assists now, seven behind Thierry Henry’s Premier League record.

City has 16 league matches left this season, and is averaging .64 assists per league match. If he keeps the pace, he’ll record 24 on the year and would still break the record if he misses four matches.

Of course, he could also add to that total in the second half.

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