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They write: “Statistics collated by the Mirror’s data unit shows that Manchester City’s midfield maestro, David Silva, eight years after arriving in the Premier League, is showing no sign of losing his creative spark.
“The Spaniard has created 13 goal-scoring chances for his teammates in league games this season – a feat matched only by Liverpool’s Mo Salah – but he’s had more game time than Silva.”
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Over to the BBC now, who covered City’s UCWL match in Spain on Thursday night.
“Amanda Sampedro and Ludmila Da Silva had efforts saved, while Elena Linari’s header was cleared off the line.
“It seemed City had done enough but Kenti Robles’ cross deflected in.
“The goal, with one minute of normal time remaining, was cruel after an impressive rearguard action from Nick Cushing’s side but they will still take a precious away goal back to Manchester for the second leg.”
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“‘We cannot compare, he’s one of the most successful managers, he showed similar style and it’s possible to play the way his team [do] in this competition. All the credit for him, he made a really important step for this game.
“‘But copying is normally bad – copy, and it’s not easy to catch this level that they show us is possible. We try to find our way and adapt ourselves and interpret what we can do to have the opportunity to win the game.'”