The Belgian celebrated his 29th birthday by opening the scoring in the FA Cup quarter-finals, coolly converting another penalty to put City in control of the tie.
Raheem Sterling doubled the advantage with a lovely curling effort as both men starred in an impressive showing, which booked the holders' place in the semi-finals.
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Reflecting on the win with CityTV, De Bruyne was interrupted by Magpies boss Steve Bruce, who jokingly claimed the midfield maestro would stay on Tyneside with his side!
Not a chance!
Watch the video above and hear birthday boy De Bruyne's thoughts on the victory...