The midfield maestro shone for the reigning European Champions as they won away to Luxembourg.
Spain would go on to win 4-0 against the Central European minnows, but it was Silva's strike that was the pick of the bunch.
Controlling the ball just outside of the box, Silva was stretching as he took flight with a half volley that nevertheless soured into the top corner past the flailing Jonathan Joubert in the Luxembourg goal.
Given that Spain's recent disappointing World Cup campaign has seen the international retirements of Spanish legends Xavi and Xabi Alonso, there is plenty of room for the former Valencia star to lay claim to being one of the most important members of his country's midfield and side in general.
Silva's goalscoring record for La Roja of 22 goals in 87 games actually make him the country's top goalscorer currently featuring in the squad, and second only to Fernando Torres out of players still available for selection.
He wouldn't have scored many better goals than the one he netted against Luxembourg on Sunday night, and the strike came at a good time for Vincent del Bosque's side, with Spain failing to take a couple of guilt edged chances that had come their way earlier on.
Silva will now return to Manchester City full of confidence, and importantly for the Citizens, at a decent level of fitness after missing periods of last season.
With Yaya Toure only just coming back to form after a dip at the beginning of the campaign, the Premier League champions are relying more than ever on the Spanish magician's creativity and class.