City began Guardiola’s reign tipped as title favourites after reeling off 10 consecutive wins in all competitions.
But they will end the campaign without a trophy as they scrap to qualify for the Champions League via a top four finish.
A 2-1 success over Leicester on Saturday ensured two more victories, against West Bromwich Albion and Watford, will guarantee them a place in Europe’s elite club competition.
But Brazil midfielder Fernandinho acknowledges there is plenty of room for improvement after a spluttering season.
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