Kevin De Bruyne’s sensational season continued in earnest at the Etihad on Sunday.
With the Premier League title already wrapped up in April, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side were free to play at their expansive best against the relegation threatened Swansea City.
Manager Carlos Carvalhal has been a revelation for the Swans, but he and his charges were powerless to stop the city onslaught. David Silva and raheem sterling struck goals in the first half, but the pick of the best was by far the 54th minute effort from player of the season contender Kevin De Bruyne.
De Bruyne shifted the ball out of his feet and uncorked a mercurial right footed effort into the top corner from 25 yards beyond the hapless Lukasz Fabianski.
Kevin De Bruyne has now scored more Premier League goals from outside the box (5) this season than any other player.
Exploding off his foot. ? pic.twitter.com/NmpbtNL4te
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 22, 2018
? League goals and assists by a midfielder this season…
– De Bruyne: 23
– Sane: 21
– Silva: 20
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) April 22, 2018
The screamer represents the brilliant Belgian’s 12th goal of the season.
Follow-ups from Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus saw the champions win 5-0 on the day, with the blue half of Manchester having now scored a ludicrous 98 goals in the league alone in this campaign.