Kevin De Bruyne insists he ‘should have scored FIVE’ goals after netting four times against Wolves

Kevin De Bruyne hailed a special night but felt he should have scored five after netting four times in Manchester City’s thrashing of Wolves.

De Bruyne was the star of the show as City ran out 5-1 winners at Molineux to restore a three-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

With just two games to play and a goal difference plus seven better than second-placed Liverpool, City are closing in on a fourth title in five seasons.


Kevin De Bruyne insists he should have scored five goals in Man City’s 5-1 rout at Wolves


De Bruyne began the rout after just seven minutes, completed a left-footed hat-trick inside 24 and then added a fourth on the hour. 

He went close to a competition record-equalling fifth when he hit the post in the closing moments.

The Belgian told Sky Sports: ‘It was pretty nice. When you score four goals it is always something special. It should have been five to be honest but I think we played well.

The Belgian playmaker scored a left-footed hat-trick inside 24 minutes at Molineux

De Bruyne then added a fourth goal on the hour, completing a stunning scoring display

He went close to a competition record-equalling fifth when he hit the post late on in the game

‘We could have scored even more and to do that against a Wolves team who are defensively sound was really impressive.’

De Bruyne’s stunning performance came just a day after City announced they had agreed a deal to bolster their attack with the prolific Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland next season.

De Bruyne appeared to offer a nod towards the club’s stunning capture by celebrating his third goal with arms outstretched in the manner of Haaland, but he insisted that was just coincidence.

De Bruyne appeared to pay tribute to City’s newest signing Erling Haaland by mimicking his meditation-styled celebration – but the 30-year-old insists that it was just coincidence

‘I did a couple of interviews and they said (it was like) Haaland, but I didn’t even know,’ he said. ‘I just did it because I scored three and that never happens.’

After thrashing Newcastle 5-0 at the weekend, City have scored 10 goals since their heartbreaking Champions League semi-final loss at Real Madrid.

De Bruyne said: ‘The feeling is still not nice, but you need to move on. We try to now win the title and whatever happened unfortunately happened and you have to move on.’