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Edin Dzeko: City career in pictures

Few players can claim to have had the same level of impact in City's recent successes than Edin Dzeko.

The striker will go down in club folklore as one of the most decisive strikers to have ever pulled on the sky blue shirt as he helped to end long 35 and 44 year waits for silverware and for the league title.

As he joins AS Roma on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent switch, remember Edin's valuable contribution in his four and a half years at City, in pictures...

First of many and, as so was so often the case with Edin over the next few years, it was an important goal - the strike which drew City level against Notts County in the FA Cup.

The first Premier League goal - away to Blackburn in April 2011, Edin scores a 75th-minute winner as Champions League football edges ever closer.

Here's why that Notts County goal was so crucial - it eventually led to City winning the FA Cup, ending a 35 year wait for a major trophy. It wouldn't be his last...

Edin breaks Swansea's resistance to score on 57 minutes as the Blues power towards a 4-0 thrashing of the Welshmen on the opening day of 2011/12.

Thumbs up for red-hot Dzeko as he bags his fourth of an unforgettable performance at White Hart Lane where City run riot, winning 5-1.

No words required.

Edin strikes against Wolves in 2011 to break the deadlock at the Etihad and put City on their way to a 3-1 win that maintained a five-point gap at the top of the table.

Another crucial Dzeko goal as title-chasing City edge a nervy 1-0 win away to Wigan thanks to the Bosnian's 22nd-minute goal.

After scoring a injury-time equaliser against QPR on the final day, Dzeko was a huge part of City's 2011/12 title triumph and here he deservedly celebrated the Blues monumental comeback and glory.

Dzeko to the rescue! 10-man City, a goal down with ten minutes to play and looking likely to lose - until Edin climbed off the bench to score within a minute and then bag a last-gasp winner to secure a 2-1 win at The Hawthorns.

Dzeko scores City's second as the Blues end a 38-year wait for an away league win at Arsenal.

Dzeko bags a 66th-minute winner against a stubborn Crystal Palace at the Etihad - his 50th for the Club in all competitions...

More silverware! Edin celebrates winning the Capital One Cup in March 2014.

Edin grabs one of the quickest derby goals of all times after just 43 seconds as City thrash United 3-0 at Old Trafford.

Another vital goal from Edin as his fourth minute strike at Selhurst Park settles the nerves and helps City to within three points of leaders Liverpool.

Dzeko's header against Everton helps City towards a second title in three years...

Relief all round as Dzeko breaks the deadlock against Aston Villa on 64 minutes as the Blues move to the brink of the 2013/14 title...

Deja vu for Edin as he celebrates another title - his goals in the second half of the campaign proved crucial to City overhauling Liverpool.

He's back - Edin breaks ends four months of frustration against Newcastle to cap a superb display.

Premier League goal number 50 in what turns out to be his final competitive goal - against Liverpool in the 3-1 defeat last March.

He travelled to Australia, Vietnam and Germany with the team for pre-season and said goodbye in typical style, scoring against Stuttgart.

Thanks for everything, Edin - good luck in Rome!

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