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Man City sets Premier League record for points, goals, wins

11 May, 2018, 01:43 | Author: John Swanson
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English Premier League champions Manchester City gave their departing midfield colossus Yaya Toure the ideal send-off by returning to record-breaking mode with a 3-1 rout of Brighton & Hove Albion on Wednesday.

Toure, who is leaving Man City after eight seasons and three Premier League titles, was named team captain for the match and treated to a guard of honour at the conclusion of play.

Toure added: 'Now I think we are going to go for it on Sunday.

"I just want to say thank you to Yaya". A win at St Mary's would also break two other records - most away wins in a season and most away points in a season.

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"To be the best we have to win more". Leroy Sane provided assists for all three City goals.

'I want to thank the fans as well because they've been so supportive.

His brother Kolo presented him with a framed shirt, a copy of the mosaic that will signpost a pitch dedicated to him at City's training ground and a lifetime season ticket, sat next to fellow Etihad old boy Pablo Zabaleta. The last two years have been challenging for me and I had to learn to work with him.

However, City's lead lasted just four minutes before Brighton squirrelled themselves an equaliser, Leonardo Ulloa nodding home from close range after stand-in goalkeeper Claudio Bravo had abandoned his post to go chasing a loose ball through his penalty box...

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The 34-year-old midfielder was also given a copy of the mosaic of his FA Cup final victor against Stoke in 2011. "If there is ever going to be a legend at this club it is this man", said Kompany.

The 34-year-old midfielder was additionally given a replica of the mosaic of his FA Cup last victor in opposition to Stoke in 2011.

For only if the Welsh outfit can beat already-relegated Stoke City at the Liberty Stadium and champions City thrash Southampton at St Mary's, will the Saints tumble out of the top flight instead of the Swans.

"Second league title. League Cup final, Sunderland".

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However, since the arrival of Pep Guardiola, Yaya Toure has found himself relegated mostly to the bench.

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