Manchester City playmaker David Silva can almost taste Premier League success but he won't be at rest until the trophy is his hands.

The win over Manchester United on Monday was crucial, but Silva claimed it guaranteed nothing and was aware that a lead on goal difference is marginal.

"We knew we had to win on Monday", the Spaniard said. "Mentally we were ready to win it. We did that and now we have to continue concentrating on the job."

The midfielder was surprised to see the experienced United squad letting slip their eight point lead, thus making the remaining games of the season very competitive.

"If we end up winning the title, Monday's win could be the most important win of my club career. But we have to win the championship for that win to mean something."

Although the win against Ferguson's team didn't crown them champions, it has given City the confidence to go on and keep winning until the end of the season.


The situation at the top means the upcoming game against Newcastle United will be like a final to them.

Papa Cisse's display at Stamford Bridge last night were impressive and Mancini's men will have to remain focused, as a loss would risk undoing all the hard work they have done to get back int the title race.

The Italian manager has already warned his players, Silva said: "He told us that we all played a great match (against Utd). But he also reminded us that we must concentrate on next Sunday."

Silva is looking to bring some silverware at the Etihad and believes that this season's championship is only the beginning for Manchester City.

"This year we are challenging for the title and hopefully we can win it. Then next year we can challenge for the Champions League."

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