Published: Fri, May 11, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Guardiola: How City can 'be alongside' United, Liverpool

Guardiola: How City can 'be alongside' United, Liverpool

We're going to try for 100 points and finish this nearly ideal season in the Premier League.

"It's flawless, I think the club deserves that and the fans deserve this season", Toure said.

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Veteran midfielder Toure was made captain for his final home appearance and goals from Danilo, Bernardo Silva and Fernandinho, cancelling out a Leonardo Ulloa effort, ensured he finished on the winning side.

The Ivorian, who will leave the Citizens at the end of the season, received a special farewell from his club during and after their 3-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, in what was their final home game of the campaign.

"In the dressing room in the beginning, in 2011, when we lost (games) it was (a place) to smile, laugh". I will be happy. Why? "I hope next year is going to be bright and much better". "But (this season) we've done better than the others, we can not deny". That is the mentality I love.

Pep Guardiola has challenged his "almost perfect" Manchester City team to try to be even better next season as they shoot for the 100-point mark.

With two goals in the opening 34 minutes against Brighton, champions City surpassed Chelsea's 2009-10 effort of 103 to take ownership of the milestone outright. "To be alongside United in the '90s or Liverpool in the '80s, you have to win more".

In fact, brother Kolo Toure - a "technical assistant" at Celtic - has told Sky Sports that he still think the midfielder can play at the top level, and joked about him joining him in Glasgow. "Now it's time to finish well and then start to talk about what we have to do next season, who is staying and who we have to buy".

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

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