Manchester City fans have heralded David Silva as the best play ever to wear the Blue jerseys of the club after his brace helped secure a 3-0 victory against Crystal Palace.
The defending champions were playing well throughout the game but it took a second-half deflected effort to give them the lead, as Silva grabbed his first of the game. He returned shortly after with another, before Yaya Toure added the icing on the cake with a late goal to seal the three points.
City are now level at the top of the table with Chelsea, who play on Monday, and are behind by just a single goal in goal difference heading into the busy Christmas period.
2 – Against Palace, David Silva has scored his second Premier League brace. His first one was in January 2013 (vs Fulham). Sauce
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 20, 2014
David Silva: Has now scored 4 goals from 7 shots on target in 11 Premier League appearances this season #mcfc
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) December 20, 2014
— Cal Gaffney (@calvgaff) December 20, 2014
— James Jackson (@JJackson_94) December 20, 2014
David Silva comes back from injury and wins Man of the match, and some of you don’t rate him…
— Mario Götze (@5mau5inthehau5) December 20, 2014
— Wayne (@wayne2112) December 20, 2014
May be City needs no striker after all there is Yaya Toure and David Silva
— Starr Henry (@IAMHENRYASANTE) December 20, 2014
— Danny Jackson (@FanzoneDanny) December 20, 2014