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David Silva | Midfielder

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 148

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David Silva was the man of the match and the top fantasy performer for Manchester City as they coasted to an easy 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
With the Baggies down to ten men in the opening two minutes, it was like practice out there for the Sky Blues, as they played a pressure-free match in which they created many chances and scored on three of them. Wilfried Bony began the day with his first goal in a City shirt by controlling a Fernando pass that took a funny bounce and blasted it home with his second touch. It would be Fernando next as a corner kick for City led to a loose ball that Myhill tried to palm away but it came straight to the Brazilian midfielder who slotted home. It was Silva's day though and he put the finishing touch on a fine shift and the match by scoring his 11th of the season in the 77th minute, with an assist from Stevan Jovetic. Even Sergio Aguero, who is in a bit of a drought at the moment, didn't disappoint thanks largely to four shots on target. Plenty of reason to invest in the City attack next week with Palace on tap. Mar 21 - 11:01 AM
Source: NBC Sports

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Manchester City returned to winning ways as David Silva's close-range goal increased battling Leicester City's relegation worries.

This was far from an easy win for City, but the three points is all that matters, Silva struck from close range right on half time following Wes Morgan's brilliant block of the Spaniard's first effort, but Leicester played well and were denied a penalty when Fernando tripped Andrej Kramaric on the edge of Man City's area. Riyad Mahrez's also struck the post but James Milner killed the game off two minutes from time to complete a 2-0 win.
Source: BBC Sport
Mar 4 - 5:22 PM

Five is the magic number for Manchester City as they clobbered Newcastle United with five goals and the 5-0 win puts them within five points of league leaders, Chelsea.

If you ever play FIFA on the easiest difficulty setting, you probably would experience something similar to the Sky Blues today. It was an attacking clinic, with David Silva, Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Samir Nasri ALL had at least one goal and one assist apiece. Dzeko was tripped up in the box in the opening moments to award City a penalty which Aguero converted, and it was game over with 88 minutes to play. Silva earns special recognition from the bunch though, he scored two goals and his assist came about from one of the prettiest passes you will see this year. Wilfried Bony replaced Aguero for the final half hour to make his first City appearance.
Source: NBC Sports
Feb 21 - 2:30 PM

Manchester City blew the chance to close the gap on leaders Chelsea as they threw away a two goal half-time lead to draw 2-2 with Burnley.

Chance blown by Manchester City, as they threw away the chance to move within one point of Chelsea. The reigning champions cruised through the first half thanks to goals by David Silva and a magnificent strike by Fernandinho gave them a 2-0 half time lead, but it all changed in the second half as Burnley fought back in impressive style. George Boyd pulled one back for the Clarets when he turned home Danny Ings' shot (although Boyd was clearly in an offside position) before Ashley Barnes reacted quickest in a crowded penalty area to smash home a loose ball to make it 2-2. City were shaken as Burnley pushed for a winner, but the game ended in a draw, a fair result after a ding-dong battle. Manuel Pellegrini's men remain second, three points off the top, while Burnley remain second from bottom but only goal difference away from safety.
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 12:07:00 PM

David Silva continues his return to the line-up with his third goal in his last two matches as City eased past West Brom at the Hawthorns.

Manchester City seem to be coping just fine without a recognized forward available as they went ahead 3-0 over the Baggies before conceding a late Ideye Brown goal for the final 3-1 score line. City got an early opener from Fernando who pounced on a rebound in the 8th minute. Yaya Toure scored the second from the spot in the 13th minute after David Silva drew a penalty from Joleon Lescott. Finally, Silva scored with a classy strike across the face of Ben Foster's goal for City's third. The Brown goal in the 87th minute was a nice story for Brown but otherwise irrelevant unless you were hoping for a City clean sheet.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:07:00 PM

In a match without the availability of a pure striker, Manchester City were able to find their scoring shoes in the second half, as a David Silva brace would grab the headlines in their tidy 3-0 win over Crystal Palace.

Going into the locker room at the half 0-0, the storyline looked to be how ineffective City were without a true striker as the versatile James Milner filled the role in a false nine. They plenty of possession and eight shots, but none were on target at the break. The dominance of possession would eventually undo the Palace defense though, as Silva opened the scoring early into the 2nd half, scoring off a deflection after being fed by Pablo Zabaleta. It was Silva again, this time firing home from a Aleksandar Kolarov cross. Yaya Toure would wrap up the 2nd half onslaught with a signature powerful surge that gave him his fourth goal in his last six league matches. Its off to West Brom on Boxing Day for the Sky Blues, who are at least temporarily level on points at the top of the table now with Chelsea.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 20, 2014 09:49:00 AM

Manchester City suffered their second defeat in only five days as Newcastle went to the Etihad on Wednesday evening in the Capital One Cup and dominated their fourth round encounter and deservedly dumped the current trophy holders out of the competition.

Although the manner of the defeat - lacklustre & off the pace – will be of some concern and the way City have defended recently – six goals conceded in three games – the injuries suffered by David Silva [knee] and Yaya Toure [groin] will fill Pellegrini with trepidation. The Spanish playmaker lasted a mere 9 minutes when an innocuous shirt pull by the returning Ryan Taylor twisted the midfielders knee straining ligaments – his participation in this weekends’ derby is in serious doubt. Toure will also be assessed after the Ivorian departed with a groin problem although the Chilean manger is not expecting a serious issue.
Source: Daily Mail
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 07:36:00 AM

David Silva scored a world class goal for Manchester City today, but the woodwork appeared to be the 12th man for the opposition as West Ham would go on to defeat the defending champions, 2-1.

After their thumping of Spurs last week, investment in City players was understandably high heading into this gameweek, with Sergio Aguero a must-own, but unless you had Silva in your side, you probably aren't too happy with the returns. It wasn't from a lack of chances, to be sure. While somewhat lethargic in the first half, European competition and travel may have something to do with that, they were swarming the Hammer final third for most of the 2nd period. Aguero took seven shots in all, with two on target, but it was the one off-target that smashed the bar from point blank range that will be remembered. Yaya Toure also hit woodwork in a later surge. Only Silva could find paydirt, after finishing a sublime run and strike. Credit to West Ham, who proved today that their place in the table is no fluke. Its the Manchester Derby up next for the Sky Blues.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 09:57:00 AM

David Silva was magnificent as Manchester City were able to grind out a late win over Aston Villa.

Silva has never been the most prolific fantasy points scorer because he's often the man who "assists the assister", but the talented midfielder was fully involved in City's win in Week 7. Constantly asking for the ball, Silva continuously found pockets of space, played probing balls and gave the Villa defence the run-around. A couple of shots on target boosted his returns to 13 points, and in this form he's back on the radar as a fantasy option.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 05:00:00 AM

Manchester City were able to get a comfortable 2-0 win over an improved Newcastle side.

City opened up the scoring in the first half through a brilliant goal. Yaya Toure sent the ball up with a long pass from his own half, at which point Edin Dzeko brought it down and back-heeled it onto a running David Silva. Silva finished calmly. City then controlled the game until Sergio Aguero came in with 10 minutes left to provide the finishing touch and put them ahead 2-0. Newcastle were able to cause a few scares along the way, but City showed the kind of composure needed to win a Premier League title. They will be in the title hunt again this season.
Source: Sky Sports
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 01:02:00 PM

Midfield creator David Silva has pledged his future to the reigning champions with the signing of a five year contract that will see him stay at the club through 2019.

At 28-years-old, the five year term of this contract will likely join Silva and Manchester City for the back side of the prime of the midfield schemer's career and at least a little bit into his decline. Slight of build, it is hard to imagine Silva being the same force he is today when he turns 33 but the deal does guarantee that City will get some very productive years leading up to the inevitable decline. For a club with City's money, paying for a decline year or two shouldn't be a big deal. Plus, they can always "loan" him to NYCFC or Melbourne City if he can't make the Premier League grade anymore.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 10:29:00 AM

Spain were once again outplayed on both sides of the ball, suffering a 0-2 loss to a determined Chile and eliminating themselves from the World Cup in incredible fashion.

An unfathomable outcome for Spain in this tournament. In their three prior major tournaments, Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012, they won them all, while conceding just a grand total of 6 goals. In their first two matches in Brazil, they shipped 7. It is hard to believe that 16 of their 23-man squad were together to dominate in South Africa 4 years ago. In this tournament, their attack was consistently stifled in final third, perhaps due to a lack of width, and their trademark defending was rife with errors. David Silva did very little in his two starts and bench players could not make an impact. Juan Mata has yet to see the pitch but perhaps with their fate sealed, we may see him and other unused players in their final game against Cameroon.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Spain went from tournament contenders to a team in complete disarray after being shocked by The Netherlands in a 1-5 defeat to open their group stage.

Today's result is the worst defeat ever handed to a defending champion in the history of World Cup play. The opening half hour looked like the script everyone expected, Spain possession and persistence led to a penalty awarded to when Diego Costa was tripped in the box. Xabi Alonso converted from the spot and it seemed at that point, the worst that could happen would be a draw. But they went on to concede five times, with each goal exposing them more and more. David Silva was not much of an influence and Fernando Torres offer no help as a substitute. Spain can afford to slip like this once, but must right the ship against a tough Chilean side next week.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 05:03:00 PM

Spain XI: Casillas; Azplicueta, Pique, Ramos, Alba, Busquets, Alonso, Xavi; Silva, Iniesta, Costa

Juan Mata doesn't make the XI against the Dutch but Manchester City's David Silva will try to create opportunities for Spain. Jordi Alba was an injury doubt but is fit enough to start.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 02:03:00 PM

David Silva came off the bench in Manchester City's match against Everton today.

Silva's status was uncertain before the weekend due to an ankle injury that caused him to miss last week's match but the midfielder was able to suit up and come off the bench for a 15 minute appearance at the end of the match. Considering Sergio Aguero might miss the rest of the season, Silva will be relied upon to create chances for City and he will be a very important part of the team's attack. We expect Silva to start against Aston Villa on Wednesday. If he stays healthy in midweek, he is a must own fantasy pick for the last week of the season.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, May 3, 2014 02:47:00 PM