Pundits marvel at Kevin de Bruyne's long-range stunner against Arsenal

‘INCREDIBLE finish’: Pundits marvel at Kevin de Bruyne’s long-range stunner against Arsenal that put Manchester City in early control in the Premier League’s title-deciding Etihad clash

  • Man City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne scored a magical solo goal against Arsenal
  • The Belgian scored after just seven minutes at the Etihad on Wednesday
  • LIVE: Manchester City score early in title-deciding clash against Arsenal 

Pundits have marvelled at Kevin de Bruyne’s goal that opened the scoring in Manchester City’s title-deciding clash against league leaders Arsenal on Wednesday.

The Gunners had sought to press fiercely during the early exchanges at the Etihad and were made to pay for their ambition as De Bruyne opened the scoring after just seven minutes.

A long-pass from Ruben Dias was brought down on the halfway line by the Premier League’s leading goalscorer Erling Haaland.

The striker then rolled the ball into the path of De Bruyne, who ran through Arsenal’s defence before hitting his shot low and hard past Aaron Ramsdale from the edge of the box.

City’s early dominance impressed match commentators in attendance with Stuart Pearce labelling the Belgian’s long-range effort as an ‘incredible finish’.

Kevin de Bruyne (middle) opened the scoring for Manchester City after just seven minutes against Arsenal

De Bruyne (left) rounded off a brilliant solo run with a stunning long-range finish

‘It’s brilliance from Haaland. I thought De Bruyne would go left but he went right and it’s an incredible finish,’ Pearce told talkSPORT.

‘Pep is straight on the pitch giving Ederson a coaching session.’

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