De Bruyne has been a huge reason for City's success this season, with two goals and seven assists in 11 games in all competitions so far, most recently providing an assist in the club's 2-1 win over Napoli in the Champions League.
Contact appeared minimal, but referee Roger East saw enough to award a penalty, leading to furious protests from the visitors. "The goalkeeper touched the right foot of Bernardo".
Aguero was playing his first match since breaking a rib in a vehicle crash in Amsterdam three weeks ago.
City now have a cushion at the top after rivals Manchester United were surprisingly beaten at Huddersfield.
"It was important for him to equalise the record and as soon as possible he is going to break it". He is going to break it and it will be something special.
"There is contact. I don't know how the ref sees it because it is that instant, it's minimal and to get that high off the floor with your arms above your head is nearly a skill in itself". We had a lot of chances and the keeper made some good saves. If I kicked my kid in the garden I don't think he'd fall like that.
"He clearly touched me, I felt it".
"For the moment I think so, but everybody's still there", De Bruyne told ESPN when asked if the Manchester clubs are favourites.
"As I said, he touched me and my ankle turned".
Manchester City have started the season extremely well, having won seven out of eight league games with one draw, scoring an impressive 29 goals in the process, as they sit atop the table with 22 points.
Burnley, unbeaten in their opening four away league matches, were unchanged from the side who had drawn with West Ham seven days earlier, and showed great discipline in the face of early City pressure.