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On This Day: Yaya Touré (2010) and Kevin De Bruyne (2015) score their first Man City goals

Two of Manchester City’s finest midfielders opened their scoring accounts for the club on this day in City history.

In 2010, soon after his £24million move from Barcelona, the great Yaya Touré bagged his first Man City goal in a 2-0 away win against Wigan. It was an easy finish for the big Ivorian and Carlos Tevez scored the other goal to hand City their first win at Wigan since October, 1998.

It was just the first of many goals to come from Touré, who has gone on to score 82 goals in all competitions for the Blues – and he may not be done yet, although currently finds himself frozen out again by Pep Guardiola.

In 2015, Kevin De Bruyne scored a more bittersweet first goal for City, in what was one of the most frustrating home games for a long time. The Blues were beaten 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium by West Ham, despite dominating the game and having 72% of possession.

It was a fine strike by KDB, City’s man of the match that day, but wasn’t enough to salvage a point.

The flame-haired playmaker has since gone on to become not just one of Manchester City’s best players, but one of the best midfielders in European footballer and is poised to receive a new deal to extend his stay in Manchester.

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