Silva scores twice to see Man City beat Stoke 2-0

Sheri Evans
March 14, 2018

Last night's efficient victory over Stoke, with David Silva stepping out of Kevin De Bruyne's shadow to score both goals, means City need just two more wins to wrap the Premier League title.

The 50th-minute strike saw City's confidence grow even greater, with Jesus shooting into the side netting and Sterling's tricky footwork seeing him nearly walk the ball into the Stoke net before flicking against Butland.

Silva then doubled the visitors' advantage, finishing off a lovely move five minutes into the second half.

VINCENT KOMPANY SAYS Manchester City's squad are well aware they could have a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to win the Premier League title against rivals Manchester United next month.

"We are happy to come here and win the game and play our style of football at what is of course a tough place to come and play good football".

"He was very complimentary to ourselves with the spirit we showed but I went to congratulate him for the way they play the game".

Finally, City have gone goal-crazy this season, with their goal difference of 65 the same as United's points tally.

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Meanwhile, Man City made three changes from the team that beat Chelsea last Sunday, with Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling all recalled.

City left for the airport after the Stoke game with a break in the club owner's homeland awaiting them.

Wright also believes United's players would get more enjoyment playing under Guardiola, who has guided City to within touching distance of the Premier League this season, as well as winning the Carabao Cup and progressing into the Champions League last eight. Guardiola praised the midfielder after another impressive performance when he worked just as hard off the ball as he on it.

"There are always goals to pursue, statistics to overcome, and we will carry on and then work towards next season".

"I've been away from the pitch for a long time because of my son's condition", Jese said. Ederson, frantically back-pedalling, managed to fingertip the England defender's clearance over the bar. "But credit to my team, they never capitulated", he said.

Gabriel Jesus has played 31 Premier League games without ever being on the losing side (W26 D5).

There's no question as to who the dominant force in Manchester is right now, and with City already 16 points ahead of their second-placed nemesis, the runaway leaders can take extra bragging rights at the Etihad Stadium on April 7.

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