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City turned on the style at Vicarage Road, thrashing Watford 5-0 and guaranteeing qualification for the Champions League group stages in the process.

"Basically that", said Guardiola when asked what the biggest lesson he had taken from his debut season in English football.

Speculation has surrounded the future of the City striker since the arrival of fellow forward Gabriel Jesus in January with Aguero briefly losing his place in the side.

The Argentinian full-back has been arguably one of the Premier League's most consistently feisty competitors during his time in England, not just splendidly reliable at chugging up and down City's right flank but one could tell from his parting remarks after his final home appearance against West Bromwich Albion that he knew which buttons to press. "How many times have I answered that question about Sergio and Vincent Kompany".

"[Aguero] will be here next season. We must play better".

"So we have to play a little bit better to create more chances to create more goals. It doesn't all depend on Sergio - he did his job really well".

Vincent Kompany headed in Kevin de Bruyne's corner after only four minutes and Aguero made it 2-0, collecting De Bruyne's pass and shooting low past Heurelho Gomes into the far corner.

Aguero now has 169 goals for Manchester City since joining the club from Atletico Madrid in 2011, making him the club's second highest scorer and putting him just eight behind top goal-getter Eric Brook.

His continued presence at City can only be a good thing as they aim to win the Premier League title under Guardiola next season.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, he said: "On Sunday, we have another final, and we have to focus on that". Every year qualifying for the Champions League will be tougher and tougher, and we are there.

'Next season we will be better and as a coach I am better than the year before but it is not simple'.

"We finished 15 points behind Chelsea".

Watford will play to retain the 12th spot in the standings, and can cause a nasty upset for Manchester City if they can manage to put up a strong defence. For the club it is important. City fell short in the domestic cup competitions, and perhaps the most damning defeat of all was the naïve capitulation in Monaco, a loss that saw City tumble out of the Champions League two rounds earlier than they had in the previous campaign.

But he spoke to Toure on the pitch afterwards and explained: "I said thank you for what he has done". Firstly that his side's performance this season would have got him sacked at the kind of club he's been accustomed to working at.

The youngster, who was left out of City's previous two games, made a shocking return to the Citizens bench and was also in action for 19 minutes after coming on Sergio Aguero.