Silva shines as City power to record 15th successive win

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s David Silva (R) celebrates after scoring their third goal during thetheir match against Swansea City in Swansea, south Wales on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – Manchester City powered to a Premier League record 15th successive victory as David Silva’s double inspired a 4-0 demolition of rock-bottom Swansea on Wednesday.Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero also found the net as the runaway leaders broke the previous Premier League record winning streak set by Arsenal between February and August 2002. Pep Guardiola’s side brushed aside a poor Swansea side to further tighten their grip on the title race with two goals in each half at the Liberty Stadium.City remain 11 points clear of second placed Manchester United and once again looked every inch the champions-elect.It was Spanish playmaker David Silva who was at the heart of City’s historic success with two superb finishes.The game began at a terrific pace and the first chance fell to Aguero on five minutes as he weaved his way through two challenges and fired into the side-netting.A minute later some neat footwork gave Raheem Sterling a sight of goal and Swansea defender Mike van der Hoorn had to make an important interception.But it took a save at each end in a matter of moments to keep the scoresheet blank.First it was home goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski who reacted quickly to get down low and push away a drive from Fernandinho from the edge of the penalty area.Then Ederson in the Manchester City goal had to get down well to keep out an effort from Jordan Ayew, who had cut in from the left.De Bruyne blasted a difficult effort high and wide before Aguero headed over from a left-wing cross by David Silva.Then a free-kick by De Bruyne bounced around the penalty area and struck a frustrated Nicolas Otamendi on its way for a corner before Aguero looped a header onto the roof of the net from a De Bruyne cross.And Otamendi blasted well off target after Fabianski had failed to gather cleanly from a left-wing cross.– City superiority –Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero (L) has a shot on goal during their match against Swansea City in Swansea, south Wales on December 13, 2017 © AFP / Geoff CADDICKCity’s superiority was increasing, however, and a combination of poor defending and a fine finish gave them a 27th-minute lead.Bernardo Silva crossed from the right and David Silva crept between Van der Hoorn and Kyle Naughton to finish superbly from close range with the outside of his left foot.It was 2-0 on 34 minutes when Naughton fouled Sterling to the right of the Swansea penalty area and De Bruyne’s hopeful free-kick evaded a host of players and found its way under the body of an unsighted Fabianski.Less than a minute into the second half, David Silva almost made it 3-0 with a lofted shot that drifted just wide following a neat exchange of passes with Aguero.But David Silva made no mistake on 53 minutes as he added his side’s third goal, exchanging passes superbly and ghosting between two home defenders before lifting a shot over the advancing Fabianski.Eliaquim Mangala should have added a fourth goal moments later but, after meeting David Silva’s cross, he failed to make a clean contact and scuffed his effort wide.The visitors then compiled a superb passing move that ended with Aguero firing narrowly wide.Guardiola had a rare scare when a shot from the edge of the area by Roque Mesa took a big deflection that wrong-footed Ederson, but the keeper readjusted well to make a smart save.With five minutes remaining Aguero wrapped up the scoring as he drifted easily past two Swansea defenders and found the bottom corner.Even when Swansea threatened a consolation goal late on, Otamendi was on hand to block an effort from Leroy Fer before hooking the loose ball off the line.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘A waste of a wage’ – Blues’ fans angry at stars performance

first_img Chelsea striker Didier Drogba 1 Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s return to Stamford Bridge has divided opinion between the Blues faithful, and having only scored three goals in eighteen games, the Ivorian is starting to feel the wrath from fans.The latest backlash came after the Premier League leaders left it late to snatch a vital victory at Queens Park Rangers.Cesc Fabregas scored the game’s only goal with just two minutes remaining, as Drogba – in the starting line-up in the absence of injured pair Diego Costa and Loic Remy – appeared dead on his feet in the closing stages.And Chelsea supporters were less than impressed with the “past it” 37-year-old frontman, as you can see below…last_img read more


first_imgTHE man behind the ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ hit supporting to Donegal team in their All-Ireland glory bid is set to play a gig to raise funds for the team.Kilcar man Rory Gallagher will take to the stage of Dunlewey theatre next Tuesday week, with a class support including Pat Gallagher.And of course Jimmy from Senegal will be there to make sure fans get the authentic version of Rory’s song. Anyone who has listened to Rory, the former Revs man, will know there’s a lot more to his repetoire.So it should be a fantastic gig – with all funds going to the Players Fund.The gig is at 8.30pm on Tuesday week, September 18th – with room for 1,300 fans.    COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES IN DUNLEWEY was last modified: September 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: JIMMY’S WINNING MATCHES IN DUNLEWEYlast_img read more