Leicester had a late penalty ruled out in freaky circumstances as Manchester City held on for a 2-1 win on Saturday to move into third place in the English Premier League and close in on Champions League qualification.
City announced late on Saturday that Zabaleta had informed the club he will leave when his contract expires next month, bringing down the curtain on a celebrated nine-year spell in Manchester.
Manchester City's Argentinian defender Pablo Zabaleta warms up ahead of the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 6, 2017.
"Pablo is a legend", the Catalan said.
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The Leicester man converted his spot kick against Manchester City on Saturday afternoon, seemingly levelling the scores at 2-2.
He will end his first season at City trophyless, though, and he is grateful the Premier League side are sticking by him regardless of their somewhat underwhelming results in 2016-17.
"That's why Pablo Zabaleta, in these kind of things, is so, so important".
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David Silva scored a controversial opener, allowed to stand despite Raheem Sterling apparently being offside and interfering with play, before Gabriel Jesus' penalty.
In an interview with Sport 360 this week, Zabaleta said: "As players, we can not play for 20 years".
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.
"At the clubs I worked at before, I am not here, but here we have a second chance and we will try to do it better than this season".
"We play for a lot of things, and it will be a real final for us". I remember at that time [Sir Alex] Ferguson and the "noisy neighbours" and this is something that I have been since that time!
"Hopefully all the fans come to support us and to express gratitude for one of the most important players in the history of Manchester City".
"No, I'm not about anxious about the emotional impact of it" he said. "His presence in big games, even when you're losing, there's always a few players you know are going to put in a good performance even when you don't always get on the right end of it - and he was always one of them".