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MANCHESTER CITY DUO: De Bruyne matches Henry as he wins Playmaker Award, Ederson wins Golden Glove

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They might have lost the title quite emphatically to Liverpool but Man City’s Premier League season wasn’t a complete loss.

Aside from finishing second in the division, Man City scored 102 goals in the just-ended campaign.

They picked up some individual awards as well.

Sunday’s superb 5-0 victory with Norwich at the Etihad Stadium in the final game of the campaign ensured the shot-stopper kept the highest number of clean sheets throughout.

The Brazilian earned 16 shut-outs – one more than Burnley and England goalkeeper Nick Pope – across 35 league appearances of 38.

Ederson and Pope had stood to share the award but Burnley conceded at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on the final day.

 

(Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The City shot-stopper himself produced a solid display, preserving his clean sheet with a string of impressive saves against the Canaries.

The triumph marks the first time Ederson has scooped the Golden Glove award, having narrowly missed out last term.

Joe Hart claimed the prize in City colours on four occasions between 2010 and 2015.

Meanwhile, Kevin De Bruyne clinched the Playmaker of the Season prize for the second time.

The Belgian bagged his 20th assist of the Premier League season by setting up Raheem Sterling’s strike, equaling Thierry Henry’s league record in the process.

He retained the award, having won it in its inaugural year – the 2017/18 Centurions campaign.

His tally equals the record by Thierry Henry for the most assists in a league season.

The playmaker award was won by former Chelsea player, Eden Hazard last season.

De Bruyne equals Henry's Premier League assist record

He is the first player to register 15+ assists in three separate Premier League seasons and is the fastest player to reach 50 assists in the league’s history.

Everyone at City would like to send our congratulations to Kevin for reaching yet another significant milestone.

Congratulations, Ederson and KDB!

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