Silva targets trophies with 'improved' City

“Something went wrong” – Fernandinho reflects on Manchester City’s first season under Pep Guardiola

“Something went wrong” – Fernandinho reflects on Manchester City’s first season under Pep Guardiola

Leicester had a late penalty ruled out in freaky circumstances as Manchester City held on for a 2-1 win on Saturday to move into third place in the English Premier League and close in on Champions League qualification.

Manchester City have confirmed that 32-year old Argentinian right-back Pablo Zabaleta will leave the club at the end of the season, after nine years at the club.

He joined City from Espanyol for £6.45m on August 31, 2008, a day before the Abu Dhabi United Group, led by billionaire Skeikh Mansour, completed a takeover that transformed the club's fortunes.

Willy Caballero, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna and Jesus Navas are expected to be part of the summer clear out by Guardiola, but time will tell if they all go and whether or not Toure will be joining them.

The midfielder was nearly certain to leave the Manchester club after he was frozen out of the first-team squad by Guardiola in the beginning of the campaign.

A source has told ESPN FC that Zabaleta has chose to leave after failing to secure a two-year deal with City.

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Madley immediately ruled the goal out for a double-touch and awarded the home side a free-kick, to the relief of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and his players.

There was controversy over the home side's first goal, which came when David Silva turned in Leroy Sane's shot, with Leicester claiming unsuccessfully that Raheem Sterling was offside as he tried and failed to help it over the line.

In an interview with Sport 360 this week, Zabaleta said: "As players, we can not play for 20 years".

The final week of the Premier League season features most of the teams with very little to play for. It's the first or second time I've seen that in my life. "We play for a lot of things, (it is) a real final for us and we are going to be ready for this game". It's not easy. His impact here was unbelievable and helped make the club what it is right now. I remember at that time Sir Alex Ferguson and the "noisy neighbours". There is no relegation battle, Chelsea are champions and Tottenham Hotspur will finish second; Everton will play the Europa League and the mid-table teams won't go up or down.

"And I'm hoping we can get maybe one or two players in that can give us a lift for next season because that's important".

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