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Richards hails Silva the ´wizard´

21 October 2013 10:19

David Silva's performances for Manchester City have earned him the nickname 'Merlin', according to team-mate Micah Richards.

The Spanish winger was in superb form as Manuel Pellegrini's men picked up a 3-1 win at West Ham on Saturday, providing an assist for Sergio Aguero's second goal.

And Richards admits he has resorted to special measures to cope with the 27-year-old in training.

"The only way I can stop him in training is if I smash him," he said.

"He doesn't come near me now. We have an agreement - you don't come near me, I won't hurt you.

"We call him Merlin. He's like a little wizard isn't he? He is class.

"At West Ham he was just ridiculous. He is the best player I have played with.

"He just makes it look easy, the way he goes past people. He is just amazing."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
19 October 2013
Game week
8
Kick-off
18:30
Half-time
0 - 1
Full-time
1 - 3
Venue
Boleyn Ground (London)
Attendance
34507

Goals

0 - 1
16' S. Agüero
 (assist by Fernandinho)
0 - 2
51' S. Agüero
 (assist by David Silva)
Ricardo Vaz Té 58'
(assist by R. Morrison) 
1 - 2
1 - 3
80' David Silva
 (assist by S. Agüero)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
7
17
30
13
14
24
26
# Player Bookings
13
7
35
5
6
10
30

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