Manchester City bounced back from their loss to Arsenal, by dispatching Sunderland 4-1 in a game that saw Kompany limp off.
De Bruyne’s cross was headed in by Raheem Sterling, who put Manchester City in the lead.
Manchester City doubled their lead after Yaya Toure sent in a bullet of a shot.
Wilfried Bony was on hand to head in another De Bruyne cross, but failed to score a penalty.
De Bruyne registered his name on the score sheet, with Borini getting the consolation goal for Sunderland.