Manchester City fans have praised superstar midfield David Silva after his brace in the 2-0 win over Stoke City last night.
The Spaniard scored both goals as City extended their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 16 points.
Silva opened the scoring at the bet365 after just ten minutes when he found the bottom corner, slotting home Raheem Sterling’s ball across the box after some brilliant play in from Gabriel Jesus.
And Silva got his and City’s second of the night only five minutes into the second half, with he, Sterling and Jesus again linking up superbly to scythe upon the Stoke defence.
The Spaniard could have a hat-trick late on, but curled home just wide from the edge of the box.
Silva’s brace means he has now scored four times in his last five appearances for City after having found the net in each of his side’s recent 3-0 wins over Arsenal.
David Silva vs. Stoke
3 key passes
95.7% pass accuracy
The Greatest. pic.twitter.com/TNJJb6Podv
— City Watch (@City_Watch) March 12, 2018
The two goals also see the 32-year-old’s goal total for the season rise to nine in all competitions – his second best ever in a Sky Blue shirt behind the 12 he scored during the 2014/15 season.
After an influx of talent over the past two summers, many thought Silva would be one of a number of veteran’s, including both Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany, who would find their position in Pep Guardiola’s squad threatened.
However while most of the former City old guard have seen themselves take a backseat at The Etihad, Silva remains one of the club’s key, and most talented, players.
The City fans simply love him …
David Silva is still the best player at Manchester City. Mad how he’ll somehow not get named in the Premier League team of the season and not be shortlisted for player of the year.
— Si Lloyd (@SmnLlyd5) March 12, 2018
Can confirm that David Silva is clinical in front of goal.
— Focus Firmino (@FocusFirmino) March 12, 2018
David Silva HAS to go down as one of the best players to ever play in the Premier League.
He has been playing at a World Class level week in week out for Man City for years.
— Team FA (@TeamFA) March 12, 2018
I genuinely adore David Silva #ManCityManLove
— Paul Lake (@Paul_Lake) March 12, 2018
The day David Silva retires is going to be the hardest I will ever cry in my life.
— MW (@EngancheIN) March 12, 2018
I’ve never watched a footballer as good as David Silva in Blue. It’s an honour and privilege. One of the greatest ACMs in PL history, and certainly the most underrated.
— AJS (@ajs_ajsblue1) March 12, 2018
David Silva is one of the greatest EVER players to grace the Premier League.
Absolutely world class.
— Burnsie ?⚽ NUFC ⚽? (@BenArfaChance) March 12, 2018
David Silva massively out-performing De Bruyne over the last few months.
— AntMcfc (@AntMcfcOfficial) March 12, 2018
If I could have one wish it would be that David Silva doesn’t age! The day he retires will be a dark, dark day!
— Liz Chapman (@lizzychapman23) March 12, 2018