Manchester City showed their class as they dismantled Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday evening.
Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden (2) and Riyad Mahrez all found the net as they cruised to a 4-1 victory.
Bernardo Silva may not have got on the scoresheet but he was imperious once again at the Amex Stadium.
The Portuguese, who wanted to leave the club in the summer, started his eighth Premier League game in a row on the evening.
He assisted Gundogan’s goal and he also left two Brighton players on the floor in one comical moment in the second half.
Silva, positioned on the right-wing, was being closely pursued by Adam Lallana and had Jakub Moder in front of him.
The Portuguese cut inside, which Moder got a toe to.
Lallana didn’t expect such a quick change of direction and ended up clattering into Moder, who both fell to the ground.
Silva then casually strolled to the ball, beat Marc Cucurella, before calmly passing to a teammate. Watch the moment below:
Lallana and Moder may have nightmares about what happened to them in that moment.
Silva’s magical highlights from the game have been compiled by Twitter user @danielscouting and they are a joy to watch. View them below…
Many football fans were impressed by the 27-year-old’s performance. View some of the reaction below…
City and Pep Guardiola must be so glad that Silva stayed at the club beyond the summer.
He will be vital as The Citizens look for glory both domestically and in Europe this season.
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City’s victory against Brighton means they have moved up to second in the Premier League table, having notched 20 points from their opening nine games.
They will move back down to third, though, should Liverpool beat Man United on Sunday afternoon.