Pablo Zabaleta deserved special send-off, says Pep Guardiola

Aguero had a hand in all three.

"Today he played really good".

"An unbelievable performance", the Spanish coach said.

Midfielder Fernandinho told reporters after Tuesday's 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion: "He's a top player".

The two-time Premier League victor will end a celebrated nine-year association with the club at the end of the campaign and Guardiola added: "The crowd have stayed to say goodbye to a legend". Seeing women cry on the videos mean a lot.

City boss Pep Guardiola: "It was a flawless night, especially for Pablo".

However, on such form and with a healthy goal difference in their favour, they will be confident of holding off Liverpool and the Gunners and claiming the necessary result at Watford on Sunday.

"I just want to say thank you to the fans and to everyone - to the owners, the board and everyone at this football club". But we are there. "Do it better during the season and you will not have this problem". Ultimately, the game will be remembered as Pablo Zabaleta's last performance at the Etihad.

"I said to my girlfriend, now my wife, 'Let me go to Manchester".

"I would not be the first to leave a club after so many years and come back in a different shirt", he was quoted as saying by BBC on Wednesday. 'It has been nine wonderful years, ' he said.

"I thought I had done enough and that it's the right time for me to move on but believe me, I love this Club so much".

Guardiola was speaking at a press conference to preview Tuesday's final home game of the campaign against West Brom.

Yaya Toure then wrapped up the points with City's third soon after half-time before Hal Robson-Kanu netted a close-range consolation late on.

Manchester City fans might not be best pleased with that "big club" comments.

For the second goal less than two minutes later, Aguero again started from deep, running through and passing to another midfield runner in Leroy Sane. If not, they don't give you a second chance.

City can finish no higher than third in the English Premier League and was knocked out of both domestic cups and the UEFA Champions League, with Guardiola set to end a season without any silverware for the first time in his managerial career.

  • Julie Sanders