A double from Kevin De Bruyne along with strikes from Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez assured it was a winning Premier League finale for David Silva against Norwich.
The final league game of the 2019/20 season and Silva’s final domestic game for the Club was done with class and a victory.
Raheem Sterling struck with 10 minutes left to rack up his 20th league goal of the season and City’s 100th league goal of the season.
It was provided by Kevin De Bruyne, who in the process, equalled Thierry Henry’s record of 20 assists in a season before adding his second and fourth before Mahrez topped off a day to remember. Add goalkeeper Ederson, also claiming the Premier League Golden Glove award.
It was fitting that Silva finished the league season as a winner after a glorious decade at the Club.
But it isn’t the last time we will see him in action with City resuming Champions League action next month against Real Madrid.
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“We did a good job, a good game with and without the ball,” said the City manager.
“It’s good to finish the Premier League season here with second position, scoring lots of goals. Awards for the Premier League - the Golden Glove and (assists) for Kevin.
“I told them: Play. Don’t focus too much (on the assist record). Kevin made one assist and could have broken it easily. He will share the record with Henry. He played really good.
“Individual targets and focus to achieve something is good and for the benefit of the team. It’s not a problem. His is pace was different, we were aggressive. Everyone did well.
“(It’s) So nice (for Ederson). I think today he deserves it. He made two incredible saves. Without him it would not be possible.
“It was really good the fact he made a good season. The two saves he made; he deserves what he has done.
“Incredible credit for him as a keeper and we are so happy for this award.”
“It was the smallest standing ovation of all time but he will come back to receive it with the fans,” Guardiola added.
“They want to do it. What the players have done on pitch is to show gratitude and honour he had to have for incredible ten years at this club.
“The team want to thank him for what he has done for the club in ten years.
“Now we have two weeks to prepare for Real Madrid. We want to arrive in the best conditions and we are going to do it.”
“This was the last one in the Premier League, but we have to focus on the Champions League.
“I hope we can win it,” he continued. “It’s a shame that we can’t play with the fans here, but of course, the safety of the people is the most important thing.”
David Silva Reaction
“Of course I am very proud,” he said. “To win so many titles and the way we won it. I am a lucky guy.
“I have had a lot of nice moments, and this one as well, the last one.
“I will miss everything – even the weather as well! I’m going to miss working every day with these amazing people.
“They have made my life much easier. It was emotional and I love all of them.”
Records Manchester City 17/18 still hold:— Ryan (@bernardooooV3) July 26, 2020
• Most points
• Biggest points gap to 2nd
• Longest win-streak
• Most goals
• Most away pts
• Most away wins
• Biggest goal difference
• Quickest team to 100 goals scored
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Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. pic.twitter.com/kFXv3PYMyw— Dan Jones (@danmcfcjones) July 25, 2020