The Portuguese winger scored what could be a strong contender for Goal of the Season. A swift counter-attacker saw Gabriel Jesus burst down the right-wing, and the attacker’s cross was met first-time by Silva in the penalty box, who rifled the ball past Emi Martinez with power and precision.
Indeed, it was a quite sensational hit from the £150,000-a-week playmaker. And a further testament as to how important Silva has become for City this season following a summer where his future with the club looked uncertain.
With Liverpool and Chelsea also winning last night and West Ham once again dropping points, there’s a feeling of a real title race in the Premier League this season, with first and third separated by just two points.
Whilst Villa did pick up the pace in the second-half, City were able to see out the fixture with a 2-1 win and the three points. Yet even well after the full-time whistle, Silva’s goal was the talking point on everybody’s lips.
After all, it was a brilliant hit from the former AS Monaco star. Silva is now on five Premier League goals for the season, and it will be incredible if the Portuguese international somehow tops his strike from Villa Park last night.
City fans are speechless over insane Silva goal
With Silva continuing his resurgence as one of the best players in the Premier League, many City supporters on social media were in dreamland after the 27-year-old’s goal against Villa, with some fans lost for words over the Benfica academy graduate after his exploits last night.
Here’s what some City fans had to say on Twitter about Silva’s incredible goal at Villa Park…
The man is a joke😷 https://t.co/WHILgvkwnq— Brad (@BradHortonn) December 1, 2021
Unreal love this time we are so good come on City 💙💙 https://t.co/sTCPOvxp8s— nathan (@NateMCFC144) December 1, 2021
King x https://t.co/Buby4k10MJ— Thea Richardson (@theaxrichardson) December 1, 2021
I don't care what this man wants but please don't release him. This man is an asset to our club🥶🥶 https://t.co/0BMgdlFTmY— Igah (@Ikaneng_Maama) December 2, 2021
GIVE HIM 5 MORE YEARS!!! 😭😭❤️ https://t.co/s2ILzEarEF— Just Tsholo (@Tsholoo341) December 1, 2021
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