On Wednesday, Manchester City was back in fine form, riding a David Silva masterclass to a 5-0 victory at Etihad Stadium over Newcastle United.
Silva had a goal and two assists on the score sheet joining Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, and a goal owned by Newcastle.
With matches against Brighton, Bournemouth, Watford, and Norwich City remaining, Man City is rising to 69 points, 20 behind Liverpool champions, and has 86 goals in the season.
To be placed 13th, for Newcastle 43 points are good enough. Before losing a quarter-final of the FA Cup last month against Pep Guardiola’s men, Newcastle drew City at St. James’ Park earlier this year.
Not that he’s normally anything but classy but David Silva turned the clock back in a virtuoso show for City on Wednesday. The Spaniard scored a classy free-kick and also picked up the day’s first and last assists to show why he’s one of the always best players in City. He had 134 touches and finished the day with 106-of-112 passes as his delightful City career waltzes towards its conclusion
Manchester City 5 – 0 Newcastle United
Goals: 1-0 Jesus 10′, 2-0 Mahrez 21′, 3-0 Fernandez (OG), 4-0 Silva 65′, 5-0 Sterling 90+1′
Yellow cards: –
Man City: Ederson; Cancelo, Garcia, Laporte, Mendy; Gundogan, De Bruyne, D Silva; B Silva, Sterling, Foden.
Newcastle: Dubravka; Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Rose; Bentaleb, Shelvey; Saint-Maximin, Almiron, Ritchie; Gayle.