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Kevin De Bruyne remarked that Erling Haaland was the inspiration behind his celebration after hitting a first-half hat-trick for Manchester City.

In his side’s first game since an agreement was reached with Borussia Dortmund to sign the Norwegian striker, De Bruyne smashed four goals in a 5-1 win over Wolves.

After scoring his third goal with only 24 minutes on the clock, De Bruyne made the ‘zen’ hand gesture akin to Haaland’s trademark goal celebration.

“I did a couple of interviews and they said with Haaland…” the Belgian joked on Sky Sports after the match.

“I didn’t even know, I just did it because I scored three!”

De Bruyne rated his third goal as the “purest” of the four as the win sent City three points clear atop the Premier League.

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“Pretty nice,” he said when summing up his performance.

“When you score four goals it’s always something special, it should have been five to be honest.

“But I think we played well except a couple of counters in the first half, and we could have scored more. To do that against a Wolves team that is defensively sound is impressive.”

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