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.
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 Ryan Giggs with 162.
“I have got two more – you guys took two away from me that I am still claiming so for me I was already above Thierry!” said De Bruyne.
“I need my team-mates, obviously I am creating for them to score, and I am grateful when they do. It is nice to have [the record] and it is nice to have it with Thierry.”
|Most assists in a single Premier League season|
|=1. Kevin de Bruyne (Man City)||2019-20||20|
|=1. Thierry Henry (Arsenal)||2002-03||20|
|3. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)||2015-16||19|
|=4. Kevin de Bruyne (Man City)||2016-17||18|
|=4. Cesc Fabregas (Chelsea)||2014-15||18|
|=4. Frank Lampard (Chelsea)||2004-05||18|
|7. Cesc Fabregas (Arsenal)||2007-08||17|
|=8. Eric Cantona (Man Utd)||1992-93||16|
|=8. Kevin de Bruyne (Man City)||2017-18||16|