Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Manchester City Rename Training Pitch After Yaya Toure

Lift off Vincent Kompany leads the celebrations at the Etihad Lift off Vincent Kompany leads the celebrations at the Etihad Martin Rickett PA
| 10 May, 2018, 14:28

City broke the record for most wins, most points and most goals on the same night after their 3-1 win over Brighton. Can they do it?

On what was his final home appearance as a City player, veteran midfielder Toure, who is leaving the club at the end of the season after eight years of service, captained the side.

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. If they win their remaining game at Southampton they will surpass the Blues' 2004-05 record of 15 wins on the road.

'First of all, I want to thank Sheik Mansour and Khaldoon Al Mubarak as well because they've been magnificent for the fans, ' said Toure.

It means Guardiola, 47, has now won the league title in all three of the major European countries in which he has managed, following success in Spain with Barcelona and in Germany with Bayern Munich.

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


"But in terms of statistics and numbers, this season we were the best, and that's why we are so satisfied".

"What I like the most with Leroy, seeing his outstanding performance, finishing the game and I felt he could do better", he said. He scored the winning goal in both the semifinals (against Manchester United) and final (against Stoke) of the FA Cup in 2011 as City ended its 35-year wait for a trophy. David Silva and Raheem Sterling are also in double figures meaning they are the first team ever with four players at that mark.

"If anyone is going to be a legend at this Club, it's this man", Kompany said.

"You know, Yaya does not leave the club because always he'll be part of it. We will try to play for him and win for him", the City boss said. "Thank you for being a wonderful teammate both in the dressing room and on the pitch".

Leroy Sane is set for new contract talks at Manchester City.

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