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Gael Clichy hit by pint of beer and Martin Tyler booed at Man City title reunion

Ex-Manchester City star Gael Clichy was struck on stage by a pint of beer thrown from the crowd at a club event, while Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler was jeered by the supporters present.

The club hosted a celebratory evening to mark a decade since City secured their first-ever Premier League title, doing so in the most dramatic of fashion as Sergio Aguero scored a goal that saw City pry the title away from local rivals Manchester United with 93 minutes and 20 seconds on the clock against Queens Park Rangers.

The event saw some former faces who played big parts in the story of that day arrive and recall their version of events in front of adoring City fans, though things appeared to get out of hand when Clichy was hit by a pint thrown by an overzealous fan.

It was a similar situation when Tyler arrived on stage. The commentator provided the iconic soundtrack for the goal with his memorable 'Aguerooooo!' shriek as the ball hits the net and pandemonium ensues inside the ground, but his reception was lukewarm from the City fans - with some even booing as he took to the stage, as per the Manchester Evening News' coverage of the event.

Many ex-City stars reminisced on the memorable afternoon, with former midfielder Gareth Barry admitting: "Looking around, we could see the tears, feel the emotions. But they stayed with us. The fans played a huge part, they stayed until the end, that's what the players needed."

His sentiments were echoed by both Aguero and ex-right-back Pablo Zabaleta. "For me the best moment in my life," the goal-scorer claimed, while his fellow Argentine said: "The emotions were incredible. One of the greatest moments in my life. Not just football, my whole life."

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Earlier on in the day, Aguero was the latest City star to be immortalised with a statue outside the East Stand of the Etihad to commemorate the moment.

"Truthfully, it is a very beautiful thing for me, to see myself 10 years ago is very moving," the ex-Atletico Madrid man explained. "In those 10 years, I was able to win a lot of trophies and was able to help the Club become one of the most important in the world.

"I am very grateful to the Club for making this statue in recognition of my football career in Manchester. It is something very special." Zabaleta shed light on how the players celebrated the victory - which saw one notable celebrity guest in attendance. "We went for a big party in town. Everyone was drunk, it was crazy. Liam Gallagher came at the end as well."