Shortly before the teams returned to the locker rooms for pre-match introductions, Silva was injured during a warmup and has been pulled from the match.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 19, 2015
Taking Silva’s place is Jesus Navas, the former Sevilla winger who offers more of a direct, wide threat on the flank. The Citizens added 18-year-old Patrick Roberts to the bench as a last-minute sub.
— Manchester City FC (@MCFC) September 19, 2015
Silva has been on an absolute tear in the Premier League this season and has been making a solid case for Premier League Player of the Season despite scoring just once.
His dominance at the midfield has led Man City to a perfect five-game winning start and a commanding lead on the table.
It remains to be seen whether Navas can replace the mesmerising impact of his compatriot.
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