Man City earn record-breaking farewell for Yaya

City players celebrate their title win

City players celebrate their title win

The 30 wins they had prior to this game was level with the amount the west London club achieved last season.

'First of all, I want to thank Sheik Mansour and Khaldoon Al Mubarak as well because they've been magnificent for the fans, ' said Toure. City are now on 97, meaning the first-ever 100-point haul remains possible with three points at St Mary's.

Yaya Toure insists Manchester City have everything in place to enjoy great success once again next season and long into the future.

"What I like the most with Leroy, seeing his outstanding performance, finishing the game and I felt he could do better", he said.

Guardiola described it as the "perfect night" as Toure said goodbye and City set new Premier League records for points, wins and goals scored.

After the game, he was presented with a commemorative shirt on the pitch, and was joined by older brother Kolo.

But he was also in no rush to look beyond next season in terms of pledging where his future lies and declined the opportunity to answer directly when asked if he would definitely sign a new deal. They go to school here, they have a lot of friends in Manchester. "Once, a team will arrive and do better than us, but they will have to do really good".

However, Guardiola always valued Toure's influence as a player, on and off the field. City captain Vincent Kompany made a point of getting Toure to hold one handle of the trophy as it was lifted to the backdrop of fireworks, flames and tickertape. "I just want to say thank you to Yaya".

"Thank you for being such a wonderful team mate".

"He has helped make the club bigger and bigger and bigger", City manager Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday, a day before Toure plays his last home match for the club against Brighton.

Guardiola has made his home in Manchester City centre and has become a prominent figure in the area in his near two years in residence.

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