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David Silva Curls In Stunning Free-Kick Against Bournemouth

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David Silva Curls In Stunning Free-Kick Against Bournemouth

David Silva scored a second free-kick in a week for Manchester City as he continues to produce magic in his final days in sky blue.

The Spaniard, widely regarded as the club's greatest ever player, opened the scoring against Bournemouth by curling in an absolute beauty in off the bar just five minutes into the game at the Etihad Stadium.

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It was his third consecutive home goal and followed up his stunning set-piece in the 5-0 rout of Newcastle a week ago - though this one might have been even better.

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The shape on the free-kick was breathtakingly brilliant, leaving Aaron Ramsdale hopeless in the Cherries goal.

The 34-year old is certainly not playing like a player about to leave City and his purring performances have even prompted teammates to try and convince him to stay on for another season.

However, the World Cup winner's mind has been made up and he will depart the club for pastures new after ten scintillating years in Manchester.

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The sublime control, the effortless technique, the wand of a left-foot, the vision and awareness to pull off a pass nobody even thought was possible - Silva has been and utter revelation and it's been a pleasure to watch him.

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A consummate professional and a player who has maintained a frightening level of consistency over the years, the City captain is expected to move to Qatari outfit Al-Duhail SC.

And with the rest of the season being played out behind-closed-doors, the club's fans may well have seen him play live in the flesh for the last time.

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Pep Guardiola has promised the former Valencia man a special send-off when it is safe to do so and it is only right given his achievements at the club.

In 431 games as a City player, Silva has scored 76 goals and assisted teammates on 138 occasions, winning four Premier League titles, two FA Cups and five League Cups

There'll never be another like 'El Mago' - so enjoy seeing him strut his stuff while you can.

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, David Silva, Premier League

Josh Lawless
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