Yaya Toure One Of Premier League's Greatest Midfielders' - Frank Lampard

Leon Bailey has been in sparkling form for the majority of the Bundesliga season

Leon Bailey has been in sparkling form for the majority of the Bundesliga season

City won the league three weeks earlier without playing when closest rivals Manchester United surprisingly lost at home to West Brom.

City's fans cheered as each of the player's names was belted out over the loudspeaker, and the biggest roar of all was reserved for the team's forgotten man this season.

Al-Mubarak is prepared to sanction a new deal worth around £20m-a-season that would make Guardiola the highest paid boss in world football.

Bravo failed to cover himself in glory once more after the restart, spilling Jose Izquierdo's cross-shot into a unsafe area from where Brighton failed to take advantage. "He will decide what is best for him".

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.

'He helped the club make a step forward. "Tomorrow, we are going to play for Yaya".

"It's a big occasion".

The 34-year-old was crucial to Manchester City's emergence as a powerhouse of the Premier League.

City have celebrated three Premier League championships after Toure swapped Barcelona for Manchester, while United have won two in that period - though the Red Devils have not tasted silverware since Alex Ferguson's final campaign in 2012-13.

"Toughest opponent? Matic. I hate him, this b*****d!" said Toure. I loved that because it made him different, and made him very hard to mark.

Guardiola, who also said he was "so happy" to hear Sir Alex Ferguson is out of intensive care, added: "I completely agree when people say to be considered one of the best or the best, we have to win more". He remains keen on ditching Claude Puel for Guardiola's all-conquering giants, but could set City back around £50m. The pair, who were together previously at Barcelona, clashed over Toure's attitude and some comments from the player's outspoken agent.

"It looks easy when you have to win games, but next season will be tougher, they'll all want to beat us and we have to be focussed". He's an extraordinary person, he's beloved in the dressing room, he doesn't feel pressure.

"I know they had a lot of money and world-class players, totally the opposite of what Steven's got to face, but it's a massive club and a great start for him to see how a big club works". That season he was appointed vice-captain and seemed to revel in the role as Vincent Kompany missed large parts of the season due to injury.

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