Guardiola hails 'incredible' Silva

Pep Guardiola paid tribute to David Silva, as the Spanish midfielder played his final Premier League game in City's 5-0 triumph over Norwich.

The mercurial maestro graced the Etihad Stadium pitch for the final time in English competition, replaced by namesake Bernardo with five minutes remaining of the 2019/20 campaign finale.

With a typically influential performance, Silva earned the Man of the Match award and a standing ovation from all in attendance at the stadium for an exceptional career in sky blue.

Speaking after the game, Guardiola heaped praise on the World Cup winner, adding he hopes the midfielder will receive the recognition he deserves when fans are able to return to the stadium.


"It was the smallest standing ovation of all time but he will come back to receive the standing ovation he deserves from the fans," he said.

"I have the feeling they want to do it. What the players have done on the pitch - and the staff and players off the pitch - shows the gratitude and honour he has for this incredible ten years he has done at this Club.

"The team and staff want to thank him for what he has done."

City have a special tribute planned for El Mago after he has played his final game for the Club.

Hear Pep Guardiola's thoughts on the win over Norwich in the video above...

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