A fantastic three days is capped by a win v the Cherries.
Pep Guardiola’s 150th Premier League game ended in victory after David Silva delivered another timely reminder of his enduring quality to inspire Manchester City to a hard-fought 2-1 win over Bournemouth. It was Pep’s 111th win in 150.
Silva, who will leave the Club at the end of this season, opened the scoring with a grand 20-yard free-kick, before Gabriel Jesus up for our second.
Former City Academy player David Brooks provided a late scare when he pulled a goal back near the end but the home side held on under pressure.
On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“It was a really difficult game, they played really well,” said Pep.
“We could not control it. Their high pressing was good. It was a difficult game.
“They played with a need to stay in the Premier League.
“We played well in some moments. The same is going to happen against Watford. It will be so tight. It is normal.”
“He had another exceptional game and scored again. Twice in a row, a fantastic goal.”
“Even in the first four or five games when he didn’t score, I said many times, the number of things he can do for us is fantastic.
“He has scored two goals in the last three games and he can play in different positions. He is really good.
“Now we have time to recover. Some of the players who played today will play at Wembley. I have rotated all the time for this period.”
John Stones Reaction
“I’ve been trying to convince David to stay for the past six months but he’s having none of it,” Stones joked.
“He’s definitely the best player I’ve ever played with, it’s an absolute pleasure to train with him.
“It’s a pleasure to watch him and I wish he could stay and play another few years as I think he could.
“And credit to him, he knows he’s going at the end of the season and still gives everything in training and performances like that tonight.”