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Yaya Toure rescues 1-1 draw for Man City at Stoke

Posted Sunday, March 25, 2012 by YAHOO Sport54 hits

Yaya Toure smashed a long-range equalizer to salvage a 1-1 draw for Manchester City at Stoke on Saturday, handing the initiative to crosstown rival Manchester United in the race for the Premier League title. Peter Crouch opened the scoring for Stoke after launching a dipping, 30-yard shot that flew into the top corner in the 59th minute before Toure rescued a point with a thumping drive from ev...Full Story »

Stoke City 1 : 1 Manchester City - Toure screamer rescues point for City

Posted Saturday, March 24, 2012 by PA38 hits

Yaya Toure struck a fine equaliser as Manchester City regained top spot but dropped two valuable Barclays Premier League points in a 1-1 draw at Stoke. Toure cancelled out a stunning long-range volley from Peter Crouch with his own powerful strike but the frustrated visitors could not find a winner in a hard-fought encounter. City might argue Stoke could have had a man sent off when Dean White...Full Story »

Mario ’n Toure row as City slip

Posted Monday, March 12, 2012 by The Sun118 hits

MARIO WOE ... Balotelli feuded with team-mate Yaya Toure on way to defeat MARIO BALOTELLI and Yaya Toure had a heated half-time row as Manchester City blew their title advantage. Swansea sub Luke Moore's 83rd-minute winner allowed Manchester United to leapfrog their neighbours and go top of the Premier League. And City's frustrations boiled over as two of their key stars began shouting at eac...Full Story »

Toure: I’ll save City

Posted Saturday, March 10, 2012 by The Sun147 hits

KOLO MINT ...Toure says he's in prime condition to help City KOLO TOURE insists he is ready to solve Manchester City's defensive crisis — and add some vital title-winning know-how to the team. The league leaders are without skipper Vincent Kompany tomorrow at Swansea, while Joleon Lescott is a doubt with a groin problem. Micah Richards and Pablo Zabaleta also missed the midweek trip to ...Full Story »

Toure ’n Tev back in the frame

Posted Tuesday, March 06, 2012 by The Sun104 hits

WE'RE NO DOPES ... Kolo Toure insists City will not blow it KOLO TOURE hopes to banish the memory of his drugs ban hell by helping Manchester City to the title. And he will be joined in his quest by Carlos Tevez — who makes his public return for City tonight in the reserves against Bolton. Toure's career was in turmoil a year ago following a failed dope test. The Ivory Coast centre-bac...Full Story »

Yaya tells Carlos to say sorry

Posted Saturday, February 18, 2012 by The Sun185 hits

YAYA TOURE last night told Carlos Tevez he will be welcomed back into the Manchester City squad — but only if he says sorry. Argentinian Tevez is unlikely to meet up with his team-mates until tomorrow at the earliest as the players were given two days off. City boss Roberto Mancini jetted back home to Italy after the Europa League tie in Portugal meaning the pair have yet to come face ...Full Story »

Yaya: My guilt at leaving Man City

Posted Friday, January 20, 2012 by The Sun103 hits

YAYA TOURE admits he feels guilty, is concerned and that the timing could not be worse.But the big man promises he will be back soon enough to put it all right. Just not yet, though. Not until he has won the African Nations Cup with the Ivory Coast. Then, he says it will be all guns blazing to become a double champion — with club and country. For while Toure is in Africa right now, Ma...Full Story »

Wenger: Why I said no to Yaya

Posted Saturday, December 17, 2011 by The Sun308 hits

AVERAGE FRIENDLY ... Yaya Toure ARSENE WENGER was in no doubt Yaya Toure would make it big one day — despite an "average" performance for Arsenal as a youngster. Toure, 28, is one of the highest-paid players at big-spending Manchester City, who bought him from Barcelona in a £24million deal in August 2010. The Ivory Coast midfielder's career could have been so different though, hav...Full Story »

Toure: Messi is incomparable

Posted Wednesday, November 16, 2011 by ESPN224 hits

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure believes that nobody can be compared to former Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi, whom he labels 'the world's best'. Toure is one of the rare few who can claim first-hand experience of playing with both players before, having joined Manchester City from Barcelona in 2010. He admits that while highly-rated City teammate Silva is the best in the Premier Leag...Full Story »

Yaya Toure wants City to be the Invincibles Mk II

Posted Tuesday, November 08, 2011 by The Sun162 hits

TOURE DE FORCE ... Yaya Toure celebrates his winner at QPR YAYA TOURE wants Manchester City to become the Invincibles Mk II.Arsenal are the only team in Premier League history to have gone a whole season unbeaten in their sensational 2003-4 title-winning campaign. Big-spending City have taken the league by storm in this campaign with 10 wins and one draw in 11 games so far. Ivory Coast midfie...Full Story »

Toure laments absence from City for African Cup

Posted Tuesday, November 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

LONDON (AP)—Despite his pride at representing the Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations, the tournament could hardly come at a worse time for Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure. City’s expensively assembled squad is trying to clinch the club’s first English championship since 1968, but Toure could miss about a half dozen Premier League matches if his country makes it to...Full Story »

Bayern loss was City turning point - Toure

Posted Tuesday, November 08, 2011 by YAHOO Sport46 hits

By Mike Collett LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Manchester City’s 2-0 Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich was a turning point for the team who have won all eight games they have played since, midfielder Yaya Toure said on Monday. That loss, their only setback in 17 matches this season, has been over-shadowed by Carlos Tevez’s refusal to follow manager Roberto Mancini’s instruc...Full Story »

Queens Park Rangers 2 : 3 Manchester City - Toure seals points for City

Posted Saturday, November 05, 2011 by PA21 hits

Manchester City had to cope with the unique experience of falling behind at Loftus Road, but in the end they had that familiar winning feeling as Yaya Toure's second-half header gave them a 3-2 win over QPR and kept them five points ahead of Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League title race. Coming off worst in a five-goal thriller will be scant consolation for QPR. They became the fi...Full Story »

Yaya Toure: Manchester City want to match Barcelona

Posted Friday, November 04, 2011 by The Sun172 hits

GET IN ... Toure thinks City can be a winning machine YAYA TOURE is driving Manchester City on to become a winning machine like his old club Barcelona.The FA Cup hero, who won the Champions League with the Catalans in 2009, helped kick-start City's European campaign this week. Their 3-0 win in Villareal made it seven straight victories in all competitions with an amazing 27 goals banged in alo...Full Story »

Toure's double guides Man City past Villarreal 3-0

Posted Thursday, November 03, 2011 by YAHOO Sport34 hits

VILLARREAL, Spain (AP)—Yaya Toure scored a goal in each half to lead Manchester City to a 3-0 win at Villarreal in the Champions League on Wednesday. Toure received a pass from David Silva in the 30th minute before beating goalkeeper Diego Lopez for City’s first away goal since the competition’s inception from the European Cup. Mario Balotelli marked his first appearance in E...Full Story »

Man City face PFA clash over Kolo Toure

Posted Monday, October 31, 2011 by The Sun78 hits

BAN DISPUTE ... City defender Toure MANCHESTER CITY are on collision course with the PFA again today as they put Kolo Toure in the dock. The defender could be hit with a fine of around £300,000 when he faces an internal disciplinary panel over his six-month drugs ban. Toure is expected to be represented by the players' union just days after they clashed with his club over the Carlos Teve...Full Story »

Guardiola denies Yaya Toure claims

Posted Thursday, October 27, 2011 by ESPN121 hits

Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has refuted Yaya Toure's allegations of being ignored, adding that he even tried to convince Toure to stay at Nou Camp.Toure earlier claimed that he left Barcelona due to a difficult relationship with Guardiola.However, Guardiola has stepped up to deny the claims, making clear that he has always tried to foster a strong relationship with his players using an open-...Full Story »

Kolo Toure: I'd quit Man City for PSG

Posted Tuesday, October 25, 2011 by The Sun188 hits

KOLO TOURE is keen to quit Manchester City in favour of joining big spending Paris St Germain. Toure returned to the City side last month after serving a six-month suspension for failing a drug test. He played the full 90 minutes of the Carling Cup victory over Birmingham and the Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. But the former Arsenal star has made only one appearance from the benc...Full Story »

Toure brothers rescue Ivory Coast

Posted Monday, October 10, 2011 by YAHOO Sport60 hits

Brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure of Manchester City scored Sunday as Ivory Coast snatched a 2-1 home win over Burundi to finish with the only perfect record in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying competition. Centre-back Kolo Toure put the 'Elephants' ahead on 70 minutes at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Ivorian commercial capital Abidjan only for Dugary Ndabashinze to level for the 'Swall...Full Story »

Yaya Toure says Man City are Spurred on for Euro glory

Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by The Sun85 hits

YAYA TOURE thinks Manchester City's demolition job on Tottenham last month proves they can take the Champions League by storm this season.The FA Cup winners face a major test tonight as they tackle in-form Bayern Munich in their German fortress. Jupp Heynckes men have not conceded a goal in NINE games in all competitions. But midfielder Toure — who won the competition with Barcelona in...Full Story »

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