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In a display of sheer dominance, Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland orchestrated Manchester City’s emphatic 6-2 victory over Luton Town, propelling them into the FA Cup quarter-finals in a style reminiscent of their formidable partnership.

“Today was just one of those days where everything clicked,” remarked Kevin De Bruyne after the game. “Erling and I, we just have this understanding, you know? I see his runs, and he knows where I’ll put the ball. It’s beautiful when it works out like this.”

Manchester City Dominated FA Cup Match

De Bruyne’s statement echoed the sentiments of fans worldwide as the duo tore Luton’s defense apart from the outset. Haaland, benefiting from De Bruyne’s precise passes, notched up an incredible hat-trick within the first 40 minutes, showcasing his lethal finishing prowess.


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“The service from Kevin was top-notch today,” Haaland commented modestly. “I just had to be in the right place at the right time, and thankfully, I was.”

Luton Stage Brief Resurgence With 2 Goals

However, Luton Town managed to stage a brief resurgence, courtesy of two thunderous strikes from Jordan Clark, both assisted by Ross Barkley. Yet, City quickly regained control as De Bruyne once again teed up Haaland for his fourth goal, sealing the Norwegian’s exceptional performance.

“I couldn’t have asked for better service,” Haaland added, beaming with satisfaction. “Kevin was on fire today, and it made my job a whole lot easier.”

The victory, however, came with a bittersweet note as Jack Grealish, making a comeback from injury, was forced off the pitch due to yet another setback.

“It’s disappointing to see Jack go off like that,” expressed Pep Guardiola. “He’s been working hard to recover, but unfortunately, these things happen in football. We’ll have to assess the extent of the injury.”

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Guardiola Hailed Halaand and De Bruyne Performance after FA Cup Tie

Despite the setback, Guardiola hailed the overall performance of his squad, particularly applauding the contributions of De Bruyne and Haaland.

“It was a masterclass from both Kevin and Erling,” Guardiola remarked. “Their understanding and execution were exceptional. This is the level of performance we strive for, and I’m proud of how the team delivered today.”

As City advances to the next stage of the FA Cup, the duo’s stellar display serves as a stark warning to their rivals, showcasing the formidable force they present in pursuit of silverware.

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