David Silva is set to make his final Premier League appearance for Manchester City this weekend after an outstanding 10 years at the club. Here, the PA news agency looks back at some of the Spanish playmaker’s most memorable contributions in a City shirt.
Blackpool Wonder (October 2010)
It was the moment Silva truly announced his arrival at City following his £26million move from Valencia in the summer. Jinking his way into the area, Silva lit up Bloomfield Road when he twice dragged the ball back inside with his left foot as two defenders slid in. As another approached he clipped away a shot that curled past him and the goalkeeper and inside the far post.
King-maker (September 2011)
Sergio Aguero may have grabbed the headlines by sinking Wigan with his first City hat-trick but his third goal was also memorable for the brilliance of Silva in the build-up. Taking the ball just inside the Wigan half, Silva was sandwiched between two defenders but broke free and skipped past a third before playing a brilliant through-ball for Aguero.
United hit for six (October 2011)
Crucial title-winning corner #1 (April 2012)
The journey to City’s first Premier League title was a rollercoaster ride. After leading the way for most of the season they slumped and trailed United by eight points with six games remaining. Remarkably they fought back and reclaimed top spot with victory in a tense derby at the Etihad Stadium. Vincent Kompany scored the only goal on a night of raw emotion with a powerful header from a Silva corner.
Crucial title-winning corner #2 (May 2012)
Hull of a strike (March 2014)
West Ham stunner (October 2014)
Another Aguero assist (March 2016)
Silva and Aguero have combined many times over the past decade and their understanding yielded a beautiful goal against Aston Villa four years ago. Aguero played the ball to Silva on the left edge of the box and, in a one-two of dazzling quality, Silva played the Argentinian in on goal with a lovely cushioned volley. He finished clinically, one of two he scored on the day.