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Incredible Silva hailed by Pep as quadruple bid continues

2019-02-18 08:55
David Silva (Gallo Images)

Manchester - Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola singled out midfielder David Silva for special praise after watching his side overcome Newport 4-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday.

City had far from an easy ride against the Welsh side, who kept them goalless in the first half, but as soon as Leroy Sane broke the deadlock on 51 minutes, the result was never in doubt.

Young midfielder Phil Foden fired home a brace either side of Padraig Amond's only goal for the home side, before Riyad Mahrez completed the scoring.

However it was the performance of Silva in the middle of the park that really stood out for Guardiola as the veteran showed his class and professionalism during an 82-minute run-out.

Guardiola told reporters when asked about Silva's performance after the game: "Incredible. He is 33 years old, fights, wins duels. Really, really good.

"David is a fantastic player. He played here at a League Two club like an 18-year-old, like Phil Foden."

Next up for Guardiola and City is a Champions League last 16 first leg tie against Schalke in Germany on Wednesday.

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