The presence of Mateo—David Silva’s son—proved to be a positive portent as Manchester City swamped Huddersfield Town 6-1, but Benjamin Mendy’s post-game tweet, not Sergio Aguero’s hat-trick, was truly the icing on the cake.
Silva posed with his son before kick off in a heartwarming moment, to a standing ovation from both sets of the crowd.
Born earlier in the year after severe difficulty due to his premature arrival, Silva’s son has recovered to be in perfect health.
Aguero netted a treble, with Gabriel Jesus and Silva the other scorers.
An own goal from Terriers defender Terence Kongolo rounded off the scoring on a memorable evening for the defending champions.
Silva’s free-kick was a thing of beauty, but clearly Mendy would take home the plaudits for this tweet:
— Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) August 19, 2018
Fans of all clubs were united in lauding the flashy Frenchman for his social media post.
Mendy was among City’s best performers once again, heavily involved in three of City’s goals, as he cheekily alludes to, to continue his strong start to the season.
Manager Pep Guardiola has told him to keep his social media game on the back burner repeatedly in the past week, but it doesn’t look like the fullback is going to stop posting viral stuff anytime soon.
The entertainer in the group, Mendy’s been churning out impressive performances on a weekly basis and the World Cup winner is among the most in-form players in the Premier League.
City, top of the table after two convincing wins in a row, next play Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Molineux Stadium on August 25 (1700 IST).