1 assist, 50 accurate passes: David Silva's magic for Manchester City

The Spaniard once again showed his class in the victory over Tottenham on Sunday.

Following Manchester City’s 1-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday, there is one man they should probably be thanking for helping to secure all three points.

While it was forward Sergio Aguero who scored the crucial goal that secured the win, there was one other player who played a more significant role in the victory, and that was David Silva.

The Spaniard has been a consistent star for the former Premier League champions over the years, and Sunday’s game was no different. We took a look at his stats from the game that highlight his importance.

  MatchGoal AssistTotal Att AssistOntarget Att AssistTotal PassAccurate PassTotal Final Third PassesSuccessful Final Third Passes
David Silva Tottenham vs Man City 1 4 3 53 50 27 25

First and foremost is the assist for Aguero’s goal, although he also had four other attempted assists in the game, three successful, a success rate of 75%.

Elsewhere, Silva's passing was also impressive, making 53 passes throughout the game, 50 of which were successful - a whopping success rate of 94%.

Of those passes, 27 were final third passes with 25 of those being on target, another impressive success rate of 92%.

Another impressive performance from Silva then, whose passing was clearly on the money throughout the game and key to his side’s victory.

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