Fans want David Silva banned for nasty tackle on Pereira during derby win

Fans want David Silva banned for nasty tackle on Pereira during derby win

- Man City's 2-0 victory over United boosted their chances of retaining the Premier League title

- The derby clash was however not free from dramatic scenes as it lived up to its expectations

- David Silva made a reckless challenge on Andreas Pereira and fans now want him banned

Fans wants David Silva disciplined after launching a dangerous tackle on Andreas Pereira during the Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

The midfielder caught Pereira on the ribs with a nasty high challenge as he attempted to win a header in the midfield.

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However, the Spaniard escaped punishment from referee, Andre Marriner, despite the match official seemingly spotting the challenge.

Understandably, there were calls from fans online to have the Spaniard banned after the dangerous challenge.

@NabySZN posted: "Enjoy your 3 match ban David Silva."

"That is David silva season done he will surely get a ban from the fa," @JakeLogan25 submitted.

"David Silva retrospective action incoming," @tommolee123 reckoned.

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It now remains to be seen if the FA will enforce a retrospective ban on the City playmaker with three matches left to end the season.

The Citizens are scheduled to travel to Turf Moor to face Burnley before hosting Leicester City at Etihad.

They will then crown their season with a crunch tie against relegation-threatened, Brighton.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Manchester United fell 2-0 to Man City in the high profiled Manchester derby played at Old Trafford.

Bernardo Silva and Leroy Sane scored a goal each in the second half to put City on top of the Premier League with a point above Liverpool. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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