Fans react to Kevin De Bruyne's free-kick which sent Man City top

Fans react to ‘absolutely incredible’ Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick which sent Manchester City top of the Premier League, with some claiming strike confirms Belgian as ‘the best midfielder in the world’

  • Fans have hailed Kevin De Bruyne’s ‘incredible’ match winner against Leicester
  • The Belgian’s pin-perfect free-kick sent Manchester City top of the league 
  • Some have said it showed De Bruyne is the world’s best midfielder right now
  • The Citizens won the match 1-0 away against a resilient Leicester City side 

Fans enjoyed Kevin De Bruyne’s stunning free kick which sealed Manchester City’s 1-0 win away at Leicester City on Saturday.

Jack Grealish won a free-kick on the edge of the Foxes’ penalty area four minutes into the second half, and Belgian De Bruyne stepped up to take it.

His precision shot hit the post and went in, leaving Leicester goalkeeper Danny Ward helpless to prevent the Belgian’s goal – which ended up being the winner. 

The result lifted Man City top of the Premier League – at least until Arsenal play Nottingham Forest on Sunday afternoon.  

Kevin De Bruyne’s free kick early in the second half has earned widespread praise on Twitter

One fan responded to the goal by tweeing: ‘Kevin De Bruyne is the best Midfielder in the world!!! No one compares to him’, while a second added: ‘De Bruyne is just unreal man’

‘Just an incredible footballer, De Bruyne. Don’t care who he plays for, just love watching him play football’ was another response to the Belgian’s pin-perfect strike.

Twitter users were quick to praise De Bruyne’s performance, particularly the winning goal

A further tweet read: ‘That is absolutely incredible De Bruyne’, while another City fan wrote ‘Kevin the magician’ and ‘King De Bruyne’ accompanied by light blue hearts and regal crowns. 

Manchester City fans were impressed with the goal, as were the TV pundits on BT Sport 

Pundits were also impressed with De Bruyne’s winner. 

Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport: ‘That man (De Bruyne) is the difference maker, whether it’s creating goals or scoring free-kicks. City waited for a moment and it came.’

Meanwhile, fellow BT colleague Joe Cole said: ‘De Bruyne delivers when it matters most. He’s an unbelievable technician, he’s a joy to watch. It wasn’t a vintage Man City performance but they did enough.’

Manchester City’s attentions turn to another Champions League game against Sevilla on Wednesday, before their next league game at home to Fulham next week.  

De Bruyne soaked up the acclaim of the travelling Manchester City supporters in Leicester

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