A fresh start for David Silva could be good news for City

Possibly the most encouraging aspect of the final few minutes against Blackburn was the influence of David Silva. The Spaniard looked sharper and more dangerous than in any of his games thus far, prompting Roberto Mancini to suggest it’s time to give him more minutes.

There was always the danger that Silva would take time to acclimatise. Having to stay for the full length of the World Cup with Spain resulted in an almost non-existant pre-season with his new club.

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