Bernardo Silva’s exquisite volley, a goal of the season contender on the stroke of half-time, inspired Manchester City to a battling 2-1 win at Aston Villa.
The Portugal midfielder is in the form of his life right now as City look to win their second consecutive Premier League title.
City travelled to Villa Park looking for their sixth consecutive win in all competitions and took the lead through Ruben Dias.
Just before half-time, City countered to devastating effect and Gabriel Jesus’ cross found Silva, who let rip with a thumbing effort.
The ball from Jesus floated just long enough for Silva to wrap it round his left foot and smash past a helpless Emi Martinez.
The forward’s brilliant strike proved the difference as City were made to fight for a fourth straight Premier League win, after Ollie Watkins’ goal after the break made life uncomfortable.
Plenty of Man City fans took to social media to express their thoughts and emotions on Bernardo’s goal.
Bernardo is actually the best player in the world man, I have no words to describe what I have just witnessed. My jaw has dropped, ballondor next year idc.Give him a life time contract with any number he wants. I want him as a legend at this club… https://t.co/KLRVsX896r
— إياد/Eyad (@Eyad1x_) December 1, 2021
Bernardo Silva is one of the best players in the world! Wow! What a finish!
— Karl (@karlhandforth) December 1, 2021
That Bernardo goal was insane. What a volley!
— ManCity is Blue (@mancityis) December 1, 2021
Don’t care what anyone says Bernardo Silva is the best FOOTBALLER in the Premier League
— City Content (@citehchants) December 1, 2021
Bernardo Silva 🔜 Ballon dor
— Lacomps (@lacomps) December 1, 2021
Magnificent Bernardo Silva goal. Stunning finish
— Planet #FPL (James) (@PlanetFPLPod) December 1, 2021
That is absolutely ridiculous from Bernardo Silva. I mean, behave. Top drawer volley from one of the best midfielders around at the moment.
— Emily (@kippaxgirlemily) December 1, 2021
BERNARDOOOOOOOO… 🇵🇹 🧙♂️ – He’s the Portuguese Messi 😮💨🤌
— Matt Royance (@mattroylance1) December 1, 2021