Kevin De Bruyne return to first-team action in the best possible manner after scoring on his return.
The Belgian international was a mega money signing for Manchester City in the summer. His presence was a major factor in the club getting enough victories to sustain a title challenge in the first half. His injury in January proved a decisive factor, as City have since dropped out of the title race at an alarming pace.The club is also now in danger of missing out on a top four place. Despite having done well in the Champions League and qualifying for the quarter-finals of the competition, Manuel Pellegrini will be despised for his inability to get the club into the top four.
The Chilean welcomed the De Bruyne at this crucial stage and the former Chelsea winger repaid his faith by scoring one of the goals in the 4-0 win over Bournemouth. City were three up inside 20 minutes after goals from Fernando and Sergio Aguero to go along withDe Bruyne’s effort. Defender Aleksandar Kolarov scored in the closing moments of the game to provide even more advantage for City in the race for the top four. The club now have a substantial advantage in the goal difference over United, who are just one point behind.
“Kevin was a very important player for our team before and I think he returned today in a very good shape.I did not want him to play more than 55 minutes, but I hope that from now until the end of the season he will continue with the same performances we are used to.It was a good victory for the Premier League. The Premier League will be very tight at the end of the season, I think it will be very important to try and get a spot in the Champions League,” said Pellegrini.