English Premiership

More signings likely for City

2015-08-11 08:19
David Silva (AP Photo)

London - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hailed an "unbelievable" performance by David Silva in their 3-0 romp against West Bromwich Albion in their Premier League opener on Monday and says he will look to strengthen his squad further.

Spain international Silva was at his scintillating best, pulling the strings in midfield alongside a resurgent Yaya Toure as City cruised to victory.

"It is very important to start the season with a win and to win in the way we did - scoring goals and playing as a very consistent team without giving West Brom any real chances to score - is pleasing," Pellegrini said in an interview posted on Manchester City's website (www.mcfc.co.uk).

"I enjoy seeing technical players play well. David really played well - especially in the first-half. It was an unbelievable performance. He did not make any mistakes."

Toure, who scored twice, showed the sort of form that has helped him propel City to two league titles in the past four seasons.

The Ivorian's blend of power and pace proved the perfect complement to Silva's brand of slick passing. And with Raheem Sterling and Jesus Navas stretching the play out wide, City dominated from start to finish.

Pellegrini was also satisfied with Sterling's competitive debut.

City's £49 million man provided the energy that was sometimes lacking last season and came close to marking his first league appearance with a goal.

"He had two clear chances to score but he is starting at a new club with new teammates with a different way of playing," Pellegrini said.

"It might not be his best performance but I think he played in a good way."

The Chilean said he was still looking to strengthen his squad.

"If we can, we must have a stronger squad because we must play four competitions," Pellegrini was quoted as saying in British media reports.

"There are a lot of games so we can do it and if we can bring in players that will improve our squad, we will try to do it," he added.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

23 October 2016
Manchester City v Southampton, Etihad Stadium 14:30
Chelsea v Manchester United, Stamford Bridge 17:00
29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.