The 26-year-old also attributed City's success this season to the fact that they are playing good football as well as obtaining the big-game results to go along with them, as highlighted by their 1-0 win at Chelsea where De Bruyne scored the victor.
The two rivals occupy first and second spot in the Premier League table, with Tottenham, five points adrift of City, their nearest competition, while reigning champions Chelsea are nine points worse off in fifth place.
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Kevin De Bruyne believes the two Manchester clubs are the favourites to battle it out for the Premier League title this season. "If you want to win a lot of games, go for titles, the standard has to be set really high constantly", the 26-year-old told Manchester City website. However, that form came to a stuttering halt around this time past year with defeats to Tottenham and Chelsea in the Premier League and Barcelona in Europe.
"With the same people and same manager they had problems winning away last season", he said. I think a year ago we played good football but, especially in the big games, we didn't win them.
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The combative forward was introduced as a substitute for the hosts, scoring the second half penalty which levelled the scores. And Deeney had plenty to say to Arsenal about the manner of their defeat. "That's my strength.
League leaders City have netted 17 goals in their last three home matches, including one of the most ruthless attacking displays of the season when they thrashed Stoke City 7-2 last weekend.
"That is the reason why we are here - if we believe that it's done it makes no sense to keep going, to stay".
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Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board, however, claimed that the SLC will try and convince the players to tour Lahore . The victory gives Pakistan a 2-0 lead in the five-match series while this becomes Sri Lanka's ninth defeat in a row.
De Bruyne heaped praise on the club's Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson Santana de Moraes and said he has started the season well. "Obviously one game is going the better than the other ones and one time we will look more like his team than another, but I think the way we play is always the same. It's hard to go full pace all the time but at the moment everyone is in great shape".