Barry salutes Silva

England midfielder impressed by Spaniard

Barry: Full of praise for Silva after the win over Bolton

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Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry paid tribute to team-mate David Silva following Sunday's 3-2 victory over Bolton.

Silva impressed last season after a slow start to his Premier League career, and has picked up where he left off at the start of this term.

He was the star of the show in City's 4-0 win over Swansea last Monday, and again pulled the strings at the Reebok Stadium.

Barry grabbed the goal of the game with a superb strike from distance but he was quick to acknowledge the contribution of Silva, who opened the scoring.

"Silva has started well this season," Barry told Sky Sports.

"He played fantastic for us last year and has been fantastic again in the first couple of games this year as well.

"The manager said in the week we need to score 10 to 15 more goals than last season and we've started well with seven goals in two games. But now we need to continue that."

Tough game

Barry also admitted that he was relieved to come away from the game with three points after Bolton fought hard until the final whistle.

"We knew what kind of game it was going to be," said the midfielder.

"Kevin Davies caused us a tough game and he's hard to mark.

"But fortunately we got the three points and we're absolutely delighted with that."