Record-breaking Manchester City give Touré a fitting send-off

City players celebrate their title win

"I would never celebrate a goal against City".

Thierry Henry, for Arsenal in 2002-03, is the only player to reach 20 assists in a Premier League season.

Toure departs with City back on top of the English game, but having only played a peripheral role in this season's title win after being marginalised by Guardiola since the Spanish coach's arrival in 2016. City are now on 97, meaning the first-ever 100-point haul remains possible with three points at St Mary's.

Veteran midfielder Toure was made captain for his final home appearance as a City player on a night that Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho got on the scoresheet for the hosts. "I hope next year is going to be bright and much better".

So, with this game in mind, what did we learn?

"His behaviour was good, we have no complaints over what happened this season".

After the game a presentation was made to Toure by his brother and former City team-mate Kolo Toure, who had been invited as a surprise special guest by the club.

He also received a huge cheer when he picked out his winning goal against arch-rivals Manchester United in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final as his favourite moment at the club.

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"I suppose him and (David) Silva instantly come to mind that have been through a longer period and seen the real progress of this football team".

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

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

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

Kompany said: 'I want to say thank you to this man; thank you for being such a wonderful teammate.

Jonathan is ESPN FC's Manchester City correspondent.

"He has helped make the club bigger and bigger and bigger", City manager Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday, a day before Toure plays his last home match for the club against Brighton.

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