Reason behind KDB's '2-1' celebration against Spurs

Midfielder's celebration sparked debate on social media after Manchester City's 4-1 rout of Mauricio Pochettino's...

Ali Mangi December 19, 2017
Premier League - Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur - Etihad Stadium, Manchester, Britain - December 16, 2017 Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring their second goal. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: Manchester City's ace midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (KDB) has been in sublime form for his club since the start of the campaign.

The Belgian maestro once again showed his class in the weekend's clash against Tottenham Hotspur, where his goal opened the floodgates for the home side, who went on to register a comfortable 4-1 victory over Mauricio Pochettino's men.

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Arguably the highlight of the match, however, was De Bruyne’s goal and subsequent celebration, where after hitting the ball through Hugo Lloris into the back of the net, the Belgian went over to the fans and lifted up his fingers to signal ‘2-1’.

123 12345Kevin De Bruyne signalled ‘2-1’ after he scored vs Tottenham. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

After the match, people on social media started to speculate awhat KDB's celebration actually meant.

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One popular narrative on Twitter was that the 26-year-old took a dig at Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, who were beaten 2-1 in the derby not that long ago.

The derby had an ugly side as well, with reports of a tunnel brawl after the match.


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Another theory which emerged after the match was that the celebration was to remind Spurs of the 21-point gap between the two sides.

However, the real reason behind the ‘2-1’ celebration was confirmed by De Bruyne's teammate Leroy Sane’s post-match tweet, which stated that it was a message for the Belgian's central midfield partner David Silva.

It is not clear why City players have paid tribute to Silva, but the Spaniard missed the Spurs game due to unknown 'personal reasons'.



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