Manchester City made it three wins on the bounce after the defeat at the hands of Southampton by narrowly defeating Bournemouth 2-1.
David Silva contributed to both goals with one of his own and an assist for Gabriel Jesus, as he continues to wind down his City career in style.
What was SIlva's overall display like?
📷 Match Snapshot
Just six minutes were on the clock when the Spaniard struck...
⚽ ⏱️ 6' Shortly into proceedings, Silva steps up to curl a wicked free-kick in off the crossbar from 25 yards, with keeper Aaron Ramsdale left with no chance.
A ⏱️ 39' Then, six minutes before the break, City made it 2-0 thanks to some vintage skill from Silva. Facing away from goal around 30 yards out, he collects the ball to feet and spins in one swift motion, leaving his marker for dead before sliding a perfect pass into the box for Jesus, who finishes into the corner.
The former Valencia man played the full 90 minutes and, remarkably, misplaced just three passes out of 75 balls to team-mates, with 30 of those being sent into the final third.
While City lost their heads a bit in the latter stages, allowing Bournemouth to claw one back and even coming close to equalising late on, Silva kept his head and usually calmed things down with a neat piece of play in midfield or a pass into space.
He won 5/8 duels and made seven interceptions, too.
On the night, he earned a 9.0 FC Rating.
〽️ Rating Week-on-Week
After his perfect 10 performance against Newcastle, Silva was benched for the win against Brighton, with him coming on for the remaining 26 minutes. He didn't have too much time to make a meaningful impact against the seasiders, but earned a respectable 7.3 FC Rating.
With the full 90 under his belt against Bournemouth, he shot up to a 9.0 FC Rating.
🗝️ Key Stats
Silva match stats
|FC Rating||9.0||🏆 FC Man of the Match|
|Final Third Passes||30||Rank #1|
When asked about Silva's future, Pep Guardiola said this week there was "no way" his player would return to the club to play next season.
So, after 10 years, the majestic attacking midfielder has three Premier League games remaining - Arsenal away, Watford away, and Norwich at home.