Man City earn record-breaking farewell for Yaya

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Pep Guardiola hailed a "perfect night" after Yaya Toure's Etihad Stadium farewell saw champions Manchester City set a hat-trick of Premier League records with a 3-1 win over Brighton.

The following season he played a major role as City won their first Premier League title - and his best season was in 2013/14 when he scored 24 goals in 49 games in all competitions as Manuel Pellegrini's side won the title and League Cup. Can they do it?

Manchester City have renamed a training pitch after departing midfielder Yaya Toure.

After he had come off in the 86th minute to a fabulous reception, Toure's elder brother Kolo, another former City favourite, presented him with a commemorative shirt. The 30 wins they had prior to this game was level with the amount the west London club achieved last season. "I don't want to face them, but if I want to stay in the Premier League, I'll have to". Three in six years Premier Leagues, but in this moment just one, but we've done better than the others, we can not deny.

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

"We want to do it and make it more hard next year for another team to do it".

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City missed out on a new record with defeat to Manchester United but matched their neighbours' previous mark from 2000-01 by winning the league with five games to go.

"The most important one was the goal against United", he said when asked about his City highlights.

"You know, Yaya does not leave the club because always he'll be part of it".

Captain Vincent Kompnay gave his armband to Toure for the night and was to quick to praise his long-time teammate, who he lifted the Premier Leeague trophy with on Sunday.

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

Leroy Sane is set for new contract talks at Manchester City. "If there is ever going to be a legend at this club it is this man", said Kompany.

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