Silva scores twice to see Man City beat Stoke 2-0

Spanish Midfielder David Silva scored twice as Manchester City moved a step closer to the English Premier League title with a 2-0 win at Stoke City last night.

Manchester City broke the deadlock after just 10 minutes at the bet365 Stadium thanks to Silva’s neat side-footed finish.

The Spain midfielder then doubled the visitors’ advantage, converting after a lovely move five minutes into the second half.

As a result, Pep Guardiola’s side will now win the Premier League by beating Everton and second-placed Manchester United in their next two fixtures.

Stoke city, remain in the relegation zone and a point from safety with just eight games left of the season.

Elsewhere, in the Champions League Manchester United will host Sevilla in the second leg of the last 16 tie at Old Trafford tonight.

Sevilla will travel to Manchester having drawn 0-0 with Jose Mourinho’s men at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium three weeks ago in the first leg.

French Midfielder Paul Pogba is expected to be involved in the match having trained with the team after missing Saturday’s 2-1 Premier League victory over Liverpool.

Forward Anthony Martial could also return after missing two matches.

In another Champions League match slated for tonight Italian side AS Roma will host Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk at the Studio Olimpico.

Donetsk beat Roma 2-1 in the first leg.

Finally, Southampton have sacked manager Mauricio Pellegrino.

Pellegrino who succeeded Claude pel in June last year managed a single win in his last 17 league games at Southampton.

Also to leave the club are assistant manager Carlos Compagnucci and assistant first-team coach Xavier Tamarit.

Southampton are above the relegation zone with 28 points. They hope to have a new manager before facing Wigan in their FA Cup semi-finals.


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