The Englishman has notched 15 goals for City in all competitions so far and has proven as influential at times as fellow star attackers receiving the majority of plaudits, Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva.
Winning the Premier League would have no doubt been the objective for Manchester City and manager Pep Guardiola this year, but since coming into riches, the club have wanted to win the Champions League, and it seems that they could finally be in with their best chance of doing so yet.
Beyond that he was a constant threat to Tottenham every time he had the ball, torturing Spurs with both his sweeping passes and his direct running at their defence.
Tottenham had to wait until the 55th minute for their first shot on target and were fortunate their opponents missed a second-half penalty, with substitute Gabriel Jesus' spot kick kept out by the woodwork.
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It has been reported that Jose Mourinho went to the City dressing room to complain about excessive post-match celebrations following the Manchester derby last weekend, sparking a melee in which he had milk and water thrown at him while City coach Mikel Arteta suffered a cut to the head.
"The fact that he is one of the most talented players and you see him, how he runs without the ball, he is a good example for the young players, for our academy... The performance of Kevin de Bruyne, you can not imagine how good he plays with the ball, but he runs like a player in the Conference league - it is easier for the manager and the club". "We're going to review the game tomorrow morning", he said.
"Without the ball, we are a humble team. It was a great performance".