Remember when Manchester City lost at home to Lyon in September to open up the Champions League, and the reaction was, "Here we go again, City"? Well, two games later the team is atop Group F and looking sharp in the process. After beating Hoffenheim during the second matchday, City took care of Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 on Tuesday to move to six points, jumping Lyon.
David Silva, Aymeric Laporte and Bernardo Silva all scored, with Silva's winner coming on the half-hour mark. City had 24 shots on the day and six on frame, with Silva's the prettiest of the bunch. It's been a wild year for Silva, who's been dealing with the off-the-field issue concerning the health of his child, who was born prematurely. But with his child doing well, Silva has looked energetic and continues to prove his worth.
He scored the winner against Hoffenheim and came through again here with this goal:
What a classy player. All that talk about Liverpool looking like the class of England may have come too early. City is rolling, and sympathies to those in the way.