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Manchester City legend makes emotional Etihad Stadium return for Wolves clash



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Premier League champions Manchester City are welcoming back David Silva to the Etihad Stadium for the first time since the Spaniard’s departure.

David Silva played his final Premier League game for Manchester City in a 5–0 win over Norwich, with his last game in a Sky Blue shirt coming in a disappointing 3–1 defeat to Olympique Lyon in the Champions League quarter-finals in 2020.

At the age of 34, the legendary Spanish midfielder ended the campaign with a return of six goals and 11 assists in all competitions, earning himself a third appearance in the PFA Team of the Year.

Just weeks after his final appearance, Khaldoon Al Mubarak announced plans for a statue of David Silva, along with teammates Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany, to be installed at the Etihad Stadium to commemorate his 10-year contribution, unveiled a year later.

Now, David Silva has returned to the Etihad Stadium amid Manchester City’s ongoing pursuit of a fourth successive Premier League title and a retained domestic double through the FA Cup – two feats that have never been achieved before.

Ahead of kick-off between Manchester City and Wolves, David Silva shared an emotional photo on his Instagram channel of his two children in front of his statue at the Etihad Stadium, with the playmaker in attendance at the game.

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