A week later and City are now top the table.
Silva said: “After Newcastle, it was very tough on us. We were very disappointed, more than anyone else. The players, the staff, we were all very sad, because we all thought we had lost the league in that game.
“Fortunately, Liverpool drew against Leicester and that gave us a little bit of hope. Then there was another draw against West Ham and that meant the race was on.
“Mentally, this is a big boost for us. We will try to keep doing our job and not relax as we did against Newcastle."