Published: Tue, May 23, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Fernandinho admits 'something went wrong' for Manchester City this season

Fernandinho admits 'something went wrong' for Manchester City this season

The Spaniard may not have relied heavily on Zabaleta since arriving at City but he left no doubt about the esteem in which he holds the 32-year-old, who pre-dates the club's 2008 takeover alongside Vincent Kompany and Joe Hart.

Chelsea had to wait until eight minutes from the end before clinching the Premier League title at the Hawthorns last Friday with a 1-0 win and Guardiola reckons they will be just as keen to spoil City's European hopes.

"We can not say the same thing now".

"So after one season it's hard to judge and I'm sure Pep will be determined to be closer next season - in all the tournaments".

City's victory over Leicester, coupled with United's defeat at Tottenham, means that Pep Guardiola's side are guaranteed to end the campaign ahead of Jose Mourinho's side.

Liverpool have played the same number of games as Arsenal and look the team the most susceptible to be overtaken by Wenger's men, who now have the same goal difference of +29.

Guardiola said, "The first goal from Leicester, [Nicolas] Otamendi slipped and [Riyad] Mahrez took advantage".

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However, Pakistan may not have beaten India in World Cup, but the scoreline reads 2-1 when it comes to Champions Trophy. Rohit Sharma, who was out injured since last November due to a thigh injury, has also been included in the squad .

"With 332 appearances made since his bargain £6.5m move from Espanyol, Zaba joined City the day before it was announced Sheikh Mansour was the club's new owner".

Zabaleta is not alone in terms of a potential future away from the Etihad Stadium with fellow stars Yaya Toure, Jesus Navas, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy and Willy Caballero all unsure where they will be playing their football next season. That's why Pablo Zabaleta, in these kind of things, is so, so important.

"It was a slow start to the season but we picked up and it's been a fantastic journey and a fantastic ride", said Pulis.

"I remember at that time [Sir Alex] Ferguson and the 'noisy neighbours, ' and this is something that I have been since that time!" For me, we couldn't let people say something like that about us. "I would like to say thank you to them for the love and support they have shown me during my nine years at the club".

Although the Algerian put the resulting penalty into the net, referee Bobby Madley did not let the goal stand, with the ball touching both of the midfielder's feet.

Pep Guardiola was content with the refereeing in a match that had several controversial moments going in Man City's favour.

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