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Pep Guardiola hails David Silva’s return versus Huddersfield Town

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was pleased with the return of David Silva for Sunday’s league meeting against Huddersfield Town. The Spaniard had missed the Community Shield and the Premier League opener with a minor fitness concern but he marked his return against the Terriers in style by scoring a sumptuous goal in a thumping 6-1 victory.

Speaking after the game, Guardiola was full of praise for the Spaniard, who became only the third player in the club’s history after Vincent Kompany and Richard Dunne to make 250 Premier League appearances. He added to talk about Silva’s won Mateo, who was the special mascot for the Citizens’ opening game at the Etihad Stadium.

He said: “He made an outstanding performance, the first game after the ­summer time. Of course,
“ he was so motivated because his family, parents, wife, and especially Mateo were here.“
He scored an amazing goal for him. His son will never forget the first time he saw his father play football, he scored this outstanding goal. “Last season was a tough moment for all his family. Fortunately the little boy fought a lot and he is here. It’s a special day for him, for us, for David.”

City had gone through a disappointing week where they witnessed Kevin de Bruyne suffer a long-term knee injury but that had no impact on their performance against the Terriers. Right from the off, the Premier League holders dominated the proceedings and they eventually ended the game with a comfortable 6-1 triumph where Sergio Aguero starred with another club hat-trick.

The Argentine’s future had been called into question during the first half of the previous campaign but he has now certainly cemented himself as the first-choice marksman after contributing five goals in the space of three matches this term. Aguero previously netted a brace during the Community Shield win over Chelsea.

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