Manchester City made light work of West Ham in yesterday night’s FA Cup 3rd round tie.
The game was essentially over by half-time, as City swept Slaven Bilic’s team aside with a wonderful show of fluid, attacking football.
3-0 up at half-time, they ran out 5-0 winners, and in truth it could have been double figures.
It was a complete performance from the 1st minute to the last from Pep’s team, and it’s arguably the defining performance of the Pep era so far.
Granted, West Ham are not the most formidable opponents, but to beat a Premier League opponent 5-0 away from home in the FA Cup is seriously impressive.
Tiki-taka football, Sublime Silva
Pep Guardiola hasn’t always managed to get his side to play his preferred tiki-taka style this season; Pep’s City are very much a work in progress.
But there were signs that the tiki-taka style is starting to take hold, as was evinced with the 3rd goal.
David Silva fittingly finished it off with a silky touch of class, and the Spanish midfielder completely bossed the show, before Pep showed some mercy and subbed him off.
— Shaun Goater MBE (@OfficialSGoater) January 6, 2017
5wins out of the last 6 games…
Crisis they said.
Pep can’t handle English Football they said.
— 9 (@NolitoTime) January 6, 2017
Me watching David silva in the house tonight!!! pic.twitter.com/sERWaTfTyg
— Jermaine Jenas (@jjenas8) January 6, 2017
The greatest. pic.twitter.com/0GmFZeXBcy
— Steven (@EsteemedKompany) January 6, 2017JOIN OUR FREE BBM CHANNEL FOR INSTANT UPDATES>> CLICK HERE
David Silva has been absolutely magical today. Just fantastic football.
— MCFC Denver (@MCFCDenver) January 6, 2017
The Smiths based the song “how soon is now” On David Silva
— Stuey Squires (@StueySquires) January 6, 2017
David Silva is the best footballer I’ve ever seen
— Nick Haslam (@whoisnick_91) January 6, 2017
First half goes down as a David Silva master class #worldclass
— The Life of Pablo (@maffeomatters) January 6, 2017
There’s not many more beautiful sights than a David Silva dribble. He’s majestic in full flow.
— Steven (@EsteemedKompany) January 6, 2017
— Zain (@_zrahman) January 6, 2017
David Silva is the best footballer to have worn a Manchester City shirt.
— David McWilliams (@dmcwilliams_) January 6, 2017