Manchester City surged towards another victory in the Premier League, their fourth in a row, with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane sealed the win with Pep Guardiola’s re-asserting their position in the top four positions, now five points ahead of fourth placed Arsenal.
City have found a rich vein of form at a key point in the season with the FA Cup still up for grabs and the chance of a UEFA Champions League quarter-final looming.
Central to this uptick in form has been the performances of David Silva, who again contributed an assist on Sunday, setting up Sane’s goal that killed the game off.
As this stat from Squawka shows, that contribution is typical of Silva who has proven to be the most effective attacking midfielder in the Premier League over the last four years.
David Silva has been involved in more Premier League goals (88) than any other midfielder since 2012/13.
55 assists ????️
33 goals ⚽
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 5, 2017
That’s an average of 22 goals a season from 2012/13 to this point, a quite incredible consistency from the Spaniard. Can he keep his form up for the remainder of the season and help deliver serious success in Guardiola’s first season at the club?