Guardiola pays tribute to 'beloved' Yaya Toure ahead of final home game

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City set a Premier League points and goals record even if last night's win over Brighton felt more like a testimonial than a top-flight game.

Goals from Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho saw City, who had suffered a goalless blip against Huddersfield Town on Sunday, take their season's total to 97 points, eclipsing Chelsea's Premier League-era record of 95 set in 2004-05.

In a season when Manchester City have redefined standards in the Premier League, Pep Guardiola's side now have a record which reflects their supremacy - the most points ever gained in a single season. Can they do it?

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 outgoing midfielder's decorated eight-season stint is due to be celebrated in Wednesday's clash with Brighton and Hove Albion after City confirmed his contract would not be renewed. The 30 wins they had prior to this game was level with the amount the west London club achieved last season. They could become the first club to reach 100 points if they beat Southampton on Sunday and Guardiola now wants them to dominate like the great teams of the past. "The league is won, now it's the records".

"Hopefully we can make a good game and dedicate it to him", Guardiola added.

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"You know, Yaya does not leave the club because always he'll be part of it". "He lives close to here, he's loved by the crowd, the locker room, his speech was fantastic, it was a flawless night for us".

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

"His behaviour was good, we have no complaints over what happened this season. Once, a team will arrive and do better than us, but they will have to do really good". City captain Vincent Kompany made a point of getting Toure to hold one handle of the trophy as it was lifted to the backdrop of fireworks, flames and tickertape.

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent.

An Etihad source said: "Leroy loves it here and wants to stay but it looks like it's all going to have to wait for now".

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