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Explained: How’s David Silva getting on at Real Sociedad?


It’s been three months since David Silva left Manchester City for Real Sociedad and I’m still not over it. It was sad seeing the penultimate member of our 2011/12 title-winning squad depart, but it does appear he’s getting on well at the Anoeta Stadium.

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The 34-year-old has made 11 appearances in all competitions for Txuri-urdinak this season, scoring one goal with two assists. He’s amassed 854 minutes of football from a possible 1080 and is indispensable under Imanol Alguacil.

As per WhoScored, Silva has created 11 chances, completed 86.3% of his 351 passes, won 6/19 aerial duels (31.6%), made 8/13 successful dribbles (61.5%), had nine shots with 22% hitting the target, whipped in nine crosses with 44% finding a teammate and averaged a tackle (7) or interception (5) every 48 minutes from eight La Liga games.

Sociedad are top of La Liga with 20 points from nine games – two clear of second-placed Villarreal. They’re coming off the back of five consecutive league wins and are joint-top in their Europa League group too (3 games, 6 points).

Silva is having a fantastic season after returning to Spain and could end up a title-winner as things stand.

In other news, here’s why Mario Balotelli’s proposed move to Barnsley fell through

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