- Kevin De Bruyne has claimed he recorded more assists than record holder Thierry Henry
- The Man City midfielder finished the 2019-20 Premier League season with 20 assists
- The Belgian international believed he was denied two more assists earlier in the season
Kevin De Bruyne believes he broke the all-time Premier League assist after he was denied the one against Arsenal at the Emirates.
The Manchester City star finished the 2019-20 season with 20 assists equaling Thierry Henry's long-standing record.
After the final day 5-0 thrashing of Norwich City at the Etihad De Bruyne said: "I have got two more [assists]. You guys took two away from me.
"I'm still claiming that one. For me I was already there [level with Henry's record]," quoted by Sport Bible.
A video of De Bryne's assist to his teammate Raheem Sterling went viral in the matchday 1 fixture played at the Emirates where City were 3-0 victorious.
Sterling's opening goal was not credited to De Bruyne as seems to have take a deflection from an Arsenal player before the ball was poked home by the Englishman.
And fans have suggested that the Belgian midfielder should appeal the decision appeal to become the new assist leader.
"KDB needs to appeal for this and get the record," the social media account wrote, accompanied with footage of De Bruyne's non-assist to Sterling.
But some fans were of different opinions claiming a deflection occurred in the assist leading to Sterling's goal.
One Twitter user wrote: "It's not an assist if the ball takes a deflection lol."
A second wrote: "Never an assist hth."
A third added: "Takes a deflection which completely makes the goal lol."
De Bruyne scored two goals against Norwich and City manager Pep Guardiola was quick to praise his influential midfielder.
"We know the assists and the quality he has for this but we need his goals,.
"He scored two brilliant goals. Of course, the first one is special," quoted by Sport Bible.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester City welcome newly crowned champions Liverpool for their Premier League second leg fixture on Thursday.
The Reds made history this campaign after successfully dethroning the Citizens as the latest EPL kings after waiting for about three decades.
There are 23 points separating the two sides ahead of the fixture this week but Danny Murphy believes the Liverpool stars are nowhere near one City star Kevin De Bruyne.