The Belgian produced a superb individual display at the Etihad Stadium, scoring twice in a comfortable 4-1 victory over the Reds to restore City’s six-point lead at the top of the table.
“When you come to the end of the season every game is hard, but playing a big game it is always important to get the three points,” he told mancity.com afterwards.
“The meaning behind the derby is always a little bit more, so we’re happy that we could win it.
“[The fans] help the players perform how they need to perform. It can push is in bad moments. It was nice to see everyone jumping around.
“The stadium was bouncing and that’s why we do it.”
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