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Kevin de Bruyne: Twentieth assist of season equals Thierry Henry’s record


De Bruyne has started 32 league games for City this season, and made three substitute appearances, while Henry’s total in 2002-03 came from 37 starts

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has equalled Thierry Henry’s long-held record for the most assists in a single Premier League season.

The 29-year-old Belgian made his 20th league goal of the 2019-20 campaign when he set up Raheem Sterling during the 5-0 win against Norwich on Sunday.

That brought him level with Arsenal legend Henry’s total from 2002-03.

“It is nice to have it [the record] and it is nice to have it with Thierry,” De Bruyne said afterwards.

“Obviously I know with assists I need my team-mates – I can create the opportunities but if they don’t score them, I don’t get anything.

“My role is to create as many chances as I can, and help the team get in front of the goal – and then I am hoping they will finish it. They do it a lot of times so I am very grateful for that.”

De Bruyne’s previous best was 18, set in 2016-17, and he now has a total of 66 assists in 154 Premier League games.

He remains in 15th place on the all-time Premier League assists list since 1992, which is led by Manchester United’s…