Pep Guardiola points out to key contribution of Bernardo Silva in Palace win

Bernardo Silva got them back in the game with an early second-half goal.

Man City boss Pep Guardiola hailed Bernardo Silva for his outstanding work against Crystal Palace.

City were losing the game at the half time where Palace were ahead of two goals. It was Silva who got them back in the game with an early second-half goal.

Silva’s goal added some rush and Erling Haaland did the rest of the job by scoring a hattrick to secure vital three points on Saturday.

“I am happy that today Bernardo became a winning player,” Guardiola said post-game, per the club website.

“Of course all the highlights will be for Erling but we cannot forget again what Bernardo has done today, scoring the goal and creating on the right side in the second half.

“What I am amazed about Bernardo is when the game is going wrong he always steps forward.

“He loves to play in the games when the situation is uncomfortable. Few players make a step backwards and he makes a step forward and that is why Bernardo is irreplaceable for many things for us.”

Manchester City will now face Nottingham Forrest on August 31 to get past Arsenal in the points table.

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