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De Bruyne wants his good start to the season to “keep on going”

Kevin De Bruyne is determined to continue his impressive start to the new season after shining in Manchester City’s 4-0 win over Brighton on Saturday.

The Belgian international opened the scoring after just two minutes at the Etihad, before turning provider for Sergio Aguero to double the champion’s lead.

Aguero’s second and a Bernardo Silva strike sealed a comprehensive win for Pep Guardiola’s side, who move to the top of the Premier League ahead of Liverpool’s visit to Burnley on Saturday evening.

De Bruyne endured an injury interrupted season last term, registering just two league assists, but has already registered five in the opening four weekends of the new Premier League season.

Speaking to BBC Sport following his latest impressive showing, the 28-year-old says he is determined to ‘keep on going’ as City bid for another season of silverware.

“I’ve just got to keep on going. Last year was last year, I have started this season well, I feel OK and the team is doing well.”

City’s win was marred by a seemingly serious injury suffered to defender Aymeric Laporte, who was brought to hospital to further assess the damage.

The French defender collided with Brighton’s Adam Webster in the first half and was carried off on a stretcher, with the 25-year-old likely to now miss out on making his international debut having been called up to the France squad for the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers.

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