Emotional Silva reflects on ´most special´ City title

EPL By: Ayodeji Tunde | 16/04/2018

FC Naija

Having previously won two Premier League titles with Manchester City, one would think David Silva will not exactly be over the moon winning a third like the new players just picking their first EPL title with the club.

However, Silva has described this latest title win as the "most special" of his career as he had to contend with the premature birth of his son.

City's 3-1 thumping of Tottenham on Saturday left them on the brink of success and Manchester United's surprise 1-0 defeat at home to rock-bottom West Brom saw Pep Guardiola's side finally wrap up the title.

Silva has been a key figure for City for much of the season, putting in some inspirational performances that have seen him nominated for the PFA Players' Player of the Year award.

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Silva's son Mateo was born prematurely in December and was left fighting for his life as a result, with the City midfielder often being granted permission to miss games and training in order to spend time with his family in Valencia.

Guardiola said in March that Mateo was "doing well" and, following confirmation of City's title triumph, Silva thanked fans on social media for their support during a "tough year", attaching a photo of himself holding his son.