Guardiola thanks Silva for decade of Man City service

Guardiola thanks Silva for decade of Man City service

Guardiola thanks Silva for decade of Man City service

Kevin de Bruyne came into the game just one behind equalling Thierry Henry's record of 20 Premier League assists in a season, though it was the Belgian who was the man to double City's lead, curling home a wonderful strike through the crowded Norwich defence and past the helpless Tim Krul.

Manchester City were dominant throughout however and finished an emphatic success in the 2nd half as Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez discovered the internet, prior to De Bruyne topped another prominent efficiency with a sensational second.

Overall, De Bruyne has arguably been City's best player through the season, chipping in with 13 goals on top of his 20 assists.

The match marked Silva's 309th league appearance for the club he joined a decade ago, and the 34-year-old almost scored in the 54th minute after carving out a yard of space in the Norwich box, but Krul reacted well to palm his shot away. I came here and we played a bit of the same position, so it seemed that we had to fight, but I think that the five years we have been together, we have played really well together.

Silva has won the Premier League's Player of the Month award just once in spite of being one of Manchester City's most consistent players. We have a good relationship and I will miss all of them.

Silva told Sky Sports: 'I hope we can win the Champions League and this (empty stadium) is a pity because we cannot play with the people, but the safety of the people is the most important thing.

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