Toure hails 'perfect' Manchester City send off

He is the only guy last season who finished his contract who we extended because I thought he could help us.

City clinched the Premier League title in dominating fashion this season , exiting Wednesday's match with a 20-point advantage over second-place Manchester United.

Manchester City came out on top in the reverse fixture in August, with Guardiola's side recording a 2-0 victory at the Amex stadium.

After eight years with City, Toure revealed that he wants to stay in England rather than move overseas in the summer.

Toure said: "United were in our way".

Danilo was denied a second by the woodwork, but the champions will finish the season in emphatic fashion if they move onto a century of points against Southampton on the weekend.

"After those first trophies they could say "we are coming".

"I'll never forget it, they missed big chances".

He said: "I will start shooting from the dressing room".

"He has had a lot of great games and won so many things here and he deserves a big farewell game from everybody. It was brilliant, awesome".

Premier League champions Manchester City will put on their new dwelling strip in opposition to Brighton on Wednesday night time after as soon as once more teaming up with Nike.

Ivorian Toure could not land the dream goal to cap his splendid City career but City's two first-half strikes, separated by a Leonardo Ulloa header for Brighton, ensured another record for most goals in a Premier League campaign.

"Of course when it happens, everyone wants to help and wants to be there and wants to be part of the situation, the families when they suffer this awful painful situation".

I could go on, but the point I am trying to make is that there are certain players in your squad - even a squad as strong as City's - that you look to and rely on in moments like that, and Yaya is definitely one of them.

The midfield might see one change though, with Guardiola likely to name Ilkay Gundogan in the starting lineup in David Silva's stead.

"You can only have 11 players to play, and those who are not playing are not happy". City's fans, who earlier defied orders to not invade the pitch after fulltime, chanted song after song about their favorite players.

City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "The word legend can often be misapplied, but in describing Yaya's status as a City player there is no more appropriate a term". 'Football players make clubs bigger and bigger. He likes the game and he enjoys the training sessions - especially with the ball.

  • Julie Sanders