The spotlight reel of David Silva’s decade at Manchester City is getting some top-quality bonus materials from his final video games with the membership.
Silva scored from a direct free kick for the second straight residence match to steer City to a 2-1 win over relegation-threatened Bournemouth within the Premier League on Wednesday.
The former Spain playmaker additionally arrange Gabriel Jesus for the second purpose in City’s first match since profitable its attraction towards a two-year ban from European competitors.
Silva will go away City on the finish of the season after a 10-year spell that may see him go down as one the membership’s biggest gamers, if not the perfect.
His show towards Bournemouth had different Premier League gamers taking to social media to reward Silva, whose curling free kick from the fitting fringe of the penalty space within the sixth minute touched the crossbar because it went in.
“Sorry,” Leicester midfielder James Maddison wrote on Twitter after Silva scored his free kick, “but David Silva is a true Premier League great. Have so much respect for him. Admire his character and ability.
“Genius at work and will miss watching him, won’t miss playing against him whatsoever.”
City fielded a closely rotated facet in view of the FA Cup semifinal match towards Arsenal on Saturday however nonetheless nearly had an excessive amount of for Bournemouth, which grabbed its purpose by David Brooks within the 88th minute and greater than matched City in spells.
In reality, the guests had two nice possibilities to equalize in stoppage time by Callum Wilson and Sam Surridge.
Bournemouth stayed in third-to-last place and three factors adrift of security with two matches remaining. West Ham and Watford, the groups immediately above Bournemouth, have a recreation in hand.
Bournemouth had a second-half purpose by Josh King dominated out for a slim offsides — a VAR evaluate backed up the on-field determination — whereas City goalkeeper Ederson Moraes tipped a free kick from Junior Stanislas onto the put up within the first half.
The guests really had extra photographs on purpose than City — 14 to eight.
Jesus has now scored in three straight video games for City and is prospering because the alternative for injured first-choice striker Sergio Aguero.
His improved confidence was highlighted in the best way he took his purpose, receiving a brief move from Silva simply inside the world earlier than reducing inside previous Jack Stacey and Steve Cook and driving a low shot into the nook within the 39th minute.
It was Silva’s 10th help of the Premier League season, the fourth time he has reached double figures for assists in a single marketing campaign.