The midfielder played a neat one-two with Fernandinho before firing an angled drive into the bottom left corner to give Pep Guardiola's men an 18 minute lead.
It was just reward for the Belgian, whose passing was exceptional as he again turned in another excellent performance, which was capped by his first half strike.
De Bruyne was voted Man of the Match on the City Matchday App.
Watch his goal again from multiple camera angles.
The 3-1 win allowed the Blues to extend the lead at the top of the Premier League to eight points, with 10 wins and one draw from the first eleven games of the season.
After the international break, City must travel to Leicester as the domestic campaign resumes.