From the opening kickoff, the Belgian playmaker stood out from the competition, wreaking havoc with his overpowering ball-carrying and inch-perfect crossing.
The 31-year-old earned his second assist of the new campaign by setting up Phil Foden with a flawless through pass so that Foden could score from close range.
Even though his shot wobbled into the goal, De Bruyne’s exquisite vision and execution of the pass were honored by his finish.
Six minutes before Foden received the ball, the freshly named Sky Blues vice-captain, though, stole the show.
The master of midfield dipped his shoulder to fool Bournemouth defender Lloyd Kelly, then executed a flawless outside-the-boot finish to extend his team’s lead.
Kevin De Bruyne expressed his thoughts on his stunning goal after scoring what might likely rank among the season’s most memorable goals.
“When I was younger, I attempted everything and frequently received reprimands.
“Doing both inner and outside movements with both feet is crucial, he advised.
It’s important to note that Manchester City as a whole were at their unstoppable best against Scott Parker’s team in addition to the mysterious midfielder’s exploits.
The hosts upped the ante in their first home game of the new season while the Sky Blues were adequate, if not outstanding, in their league debut against West Ham.
On Saturday, Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, and a Jefferson Lerma own goal helped Pep Guardiola’s team deliver a sobering reality check to the freshly promoted team.
Given that they had just defeated Aston Villa 2-0, many people were worried that the Cherries might turn out to be a potential banana peel going into this match.
But after just 37 minutes of play, Manchester City had eliminated all concerns by leading by three goals.
De Bruyne, who was in the spotlight during his team’s dominance, delivered his assessment of the win while also issuing a warning to their Premier League rivals.
“Because it was so hot, the conditions weren’t ideal.
“The fact that we are up 3-0 so quickly makes it easier, but I believe we can still advance,” he said.
Early on in the new season, Manchester City and Kevin De Bruyne appear to be on fire, which is cause for celebration among the club’s supporters.