SILVA DOING YOGA

Manchester City star David Silva has revealed that he is practising yoga in order to cope with the demands of English football.

The Spanish winger has made a major impact since his £25million summer switch from Valencia as City push for honours in the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League.

While David Silva admits he found it tough at the start, he is now settled and flying thanks to help on and off the pitch.

This includes enlisting the help of Ryan Giggs' yoga teacher in a bid to avoid English football's tough tacklers.

SILVA SAVES SPAIN

Manchester City striker David Silva has scored a goal against Colombia and lead his team to victory. David Silva scored just four minutes from full time on Wednesday to earn Spain a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Colombia and end the world champions' embarrassing streak of winless friendlies.Left back Pablo Armero, Juan Cuadrado, who had come on for Adrian Ramos early in the second half, and Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega all had chances for the South Americans.

But it was David Silva who saved Spain's blushes in the end.

SILVA HELPS IN CITY'S VICTORY

David Silva is an integral role in Manchester city's victory over Leicester City in the FA Cup.Patrick Vieira and James Milner came into midfield, Joleon Lescott started in defence, while David Silva replaced striker Edin Dzeko.

The home side were not at their best, but they possessed the extra quality to craft and then capitalise on a greater number of chances.

SILVA SETS TARGET

David Silva has set the targets for Manchester City to achieve this season starting with the game against Newcastle. Roberto Mancini's men head north to St James' Park today to face a team who gave them a tough examination at Eastlands earlier this season.

SILVA SHINES IN CITY'S WIN

David Silva produced a magical performance to help Manchester city record a win over West Ham United. David Silva, who exploited the vacant spaces in front of West Ham's back four the entire game, then played in Adam Johnson for the England winger to complete the rout in the 81st.

Kieron Dyer grabbed an 89th-minute consolation for the home side, which remained rooted to the bottom of the table and was booed off at the break and full time.

SILVA HAS NO REGRETS

David Silva has said that he has no regrets about not choosing real Madrid. The Spanish playmaker was expected to join the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria at the Bernabeu this summer, however the 24-year-old had other ideas.

And despite swapping a dream El Clasico at Camp Nou on Monday for a trip to Stoke City on Saturday, the £26million star insists he has no regrets five months into his move to England.

"There were options to stay in Spain when it was clear I would leave Valencia in the summer," David Silva said in The Sun.

MARTINEZ RECOGNIZES DANGER MAN

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez has identified David Silva as the danger man ahead of Manchester City clash. The Spaniard hasn't enjoyed a good start in England since his £24 million move from Valencia, but his goal against Salzburg in the Europa League on Thursday has prompted Martinez to warn his players that the goal could turn around his compatriot's season.

“David Silva , when he understands the Premier League, can become a massive player because he plays between the lines like nobody else.” Martinez told the Daily Mail.

SILVA NEEDS TIME

Roberto Mancini has admitted that David Silva will need more time to settle at Manchester City. The Spaniard was part of the City side which sealed its place in the group stages of the Champions League with a comfortable win over FC Timisoara. But Mancini admits that the winger still needs more time to become a regular Premier League performer.

"Silva needs time. He's a fantastic player, but playing in the Premier League is different to La Liga," the Italian told his club's official website.

Silva wary of Torres

Manchester City midfielder David Silva has spoken of his concern about the damage Fernando Torres could do when they face Liverpool.

The top four rivals do battle on Monday at Eastlands, with a result either way bound to give belief to both sides that they can mount a challenge for the Premier League title.

Torres came off the bench in the Reds' Europa League victory over Trabzonspor on Thursday, and looked a threat immediately to demonstrate that he may be ready to start after returning to fitness.

Silva Needs Time

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has acknowledged that new siging David Silva has not yet adjusted to English football.

The Spaniard was part of the City side which sealed its place in the group stages of the Champions League with a comfortable win over FC Timisoara. But Mancini admits that the winger still needs more time to become a regular Premier League performer.

"Silva needs time. He's a fantastic player, but playing in the Premier League is different to La Liga," the Italian told his club's official website.

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