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Man City defender Dias full of pride with goal in win at Aston Villa

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Manchester City defender Ruben Dias was delighted to score in victory at Aston Villa.

The centre-back opened the scoring at Villa Park just before the half-hour mark with an accurate strike from outside the box with his weaker left foot, before compatriot Bernardo Silva's sumptuous volley doubled the lead before the interval.

The hosts pulled one back through Ollie Watkins seconds after the restart, but Dias and City remained firm.

The Portuguese defender was overjoyed with his goal and when quizzed about whether he has scored a goal in similar fashion before, he said:

"I have, I have, it was a special goal for me!

"It is a very important win today way against a team that are on fire under a new manager. Very important to get the three points. Everyone fought a lot and we are very happy.

"[Bernardo's goal was] even more special because it gave us the 2-0 lead. It gave us a little bit of extra confidence into the second half.

"The game changed when they scored. We have to give them credit because it was a good goal. It changed the game, they went with the crowd, but our team were always there and we were always in control."

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