Silva on Manchester City's two title wins, which was better?

David Silva

The Spaniard compared the triumphs from 2012 and 2014.

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has said that this season’s title win felt more fulfilling than their triumph two years ago.

In 2012, City won the title on goal difference with virtually the last kick of the season to pip city rivals Manchester United to the Premier League crown, whereas this season they had to win each of their last five games to overhaul a Liverpool side that had beaten them in April to wrap up the title on the final day.

Silva told the Daily Mirror: “It was more exciting. Liverpool were in front of us but, in the end, we won, so it was really great for us.”

The title race this season had three teams going into May still with a mathematical chance of being crowned champions, whereas the title fight two years ago seemed firmly between the two Manchester clubs.

The next target for City of course is to take their domestic success to the European stage, and target the Champions League.

“After winning these titles in the last few years, the very next objective is to win the Champions League.”

Some will say they won’t see a more dramatic title race than two years ago when City lifted their first title in 44 years on the last day, but the one this season was more open – but far less stressful for City.

It also showed that the Blue half of Manchester’s success in 2012 wasn’t a flash in the pan- and that they were capable of winning multiple titles – but they also did it in a less stressful manner, despite not being on top of the table for as much as the other challengers for the title.

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