Phil Foden could have made it three before the interval, but his shot curled just past Martin Dubravka's post.
The third goal arrived in bizarre fashion as Matt Ritchie's challenge on Jesus saw the ball cannon off teammate Federico Fernandez and into the net.
Silva got the goal that his performance deserved just after the hour mark, curling a superb free-kick into the top corner after Raheem Sterling was fouled.
El Mago then turned provider, setting up Sterling to finish calmly in the 91st minute to put the icing on the cake!
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