Aguero the main man for Guardiola as Manchester City shine

Manchester City kept their top-four fate in their own hands as they moved into third place with a 3-1 win over West Brom.

'We know there is still one game to go until the end of the season and we want to secure that third positon to qualify (outright) for the Champions League. Goal's Sam Lee was at the Etihad to witness the action, and he breaks down all the big talking points from the game below...

A presentation took place on the pitch in which Zabaleta was shown video tributes and handed a lifetime City season ticket.

Pablo Zabaleta is proud of the club he is leaving behind as his time at Manchester City comes to an end.

Guardiola's men went 1-0 up when Gabriel Jesus scored his sixth goal in eight starts for Guardiola's men in the 27th minute, slotting home the ball after a brilliant interchange of passes between Toure, Sergio Aguero and De Bruyne.

"Our home season was not good but we finished the last three games with good performances", Guardiola told a news conference.

We hear many such stories about City being ready to spend huge, and this one comes from Bruno Andrade, a Brazilian journalist with a good reputation for transfer stories.

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Guardiola picked out Aguero for special praise after the striker returned for his first start in three matches following a slight knock.

The Argentinian has been a hugely popular figure throughout his nine years at City, a period which has spanned the Sheikh Mansour era.

Sometimes in life you have to make tough decisions and always think what's best for myself and the family, for the club especially. For me, I feel I have done enough and it is the right time to move on. What I have done for the club is just what every single player should do for the team they are playing for.

Yaya Toure, another crowd favourite out of contract next month, got on the scoresheet before Zabaleta received a heroes' welcome and another substitute, Hal Robson-Kanu, netted West Brom's consolation.

West Brom got a little physical in their approach in the early stages of the second half and the duo of Nacer Chadli and Craig Dawson were booked by referee Craig Pawson for their overzealous challenges.

Zabaleta will bring the curtain down on nearly a decade of service at the Etihad when City finish the season at Watford this weekend.

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