Sergio Aguero scored twice in a fabulous Premier League farewell as Manchester City ended their winning campaign, beating Everton 5-0 on Sunday.
The City record holder, who is leaving the club after the Champions League final next week after 10 years at the Etihad Stadium, doubled after coming off the bench with the remaining 25 minutes.
This added to the earlier shots of Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden, as City showed no signs of retreat before the final against Chelsea in Porto on Saturday.
Everton, who entered the game with a chance to qualify for Europe, were emotionally devastated when they saw that City won the trophy in the Premier League and the fans returned to the stadium.
The Merseysiders, for whom Gilfi Sigurdsson missed a penalty, fell to 10th place in the standings.
It was a holiday for City. The fans not only returned after a 14-month absence, but this was their first chance to congratulate the champions and recognize their European exploits.
The fans certainly made their presence felt throughout the afternoon. Before the match, a large number poured into the streets, while the coaches of the City team made a simple trip from the nearby training complex to the stadium.
Only 10,000 were allowed at the stadium, but the atmosphere they generated inspired the team and few left before the post-match ceremonies, which included the club’s tribute to Aguero.
Everton formed a guard of honor to greet City players when they went out on the pitch, and players on both sides did the same for Aguero.
However, supporters will have to wait to see the Argentine in action. The striker, who has been worried about a muscle injury in recent weeks, was not fit enough to play the full 90 minutes and had asked manager Pep Guardiola if he could start from the bench.
He went on to score 260 goals for City and ended his Premier League career at 184 – just behind Alan Shearer (260), Wayne Rooney (208) and Andy Cole (187).