Yaya Toure

  • I'm staying for the fans, says City's Yaya Toure July 18, 2014

    Yaya Toure has no intention of leaving Premier League champions Manchester City and is looking forward to the new season with them, he said on Friday. "The fans have always been good to me, they've always been good to my family," Toure told Sky Sports television. "I want to stay. I will...
  • World Cup 2014: Nobody cares Ivory Coast exit because they are African, says Toure July 2, 2014

    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure believes nobody cared about the Elephants being knocked out of the World Cup due to refereeing mistakes because they are African. "I desperately wanted the referee to spot Samaras's simulation," he wrote in his weekly column in France Football, referring to Ivory Coast's 2-1 defeat by...
  • Yaya Toure claims City denied him time to see dying brother June 24, 2014

    Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure hit out at Manchester City, claiming his club denied him compassionate leave at the end of the Premier League season to be with his brother, who was dying of cancer. Ibrahim Toure died of the disease aged just 28 in Manchester last Thursday, while his brothers...
  • World Cup 2014: Football players and their uncanny ways to 'woo' lady luck July 16, 2014

    It takes a lot of hard work, talent and perseverance for a sportsperson to succeed on the field and sometimes superstition becomes part of their sporting life and footballers are no different. From football legend Pele to Spain's very own 'saint' Iker Casillas, a host of players do certain things that...
  • As it happened: Colombia vs Ivory Coast June 20, 2014

    Catch live updates from the Group C clash as Didier Drogba begins on the bench for Ivory Coast once again. (Scroll down for live blog/updates) As two of world football's underachieving nations, Ivory Coast and Colombia will be desperate not to let slip a rare chance to qualify for the knockout...
  • As it happened: Ivory Coast vs Japan, World Cup 2014 June 15, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the second Group C match between Ivory Coast and Japan at the Arena Pernambuco in Recife. (Scroll down for the Live blog) It's a contest of brawn and bravado against pace and finesse. The muscular Ivory Coast team could not be more different at first...
  • World Cup 2014: Yaya Toure fit for Ivory Coast opener against Japan June 14, 2014

    Ivory Coast received a huge fillip ahead of the World Cup opener against Japan as marauding midfield presence Yaya Toure was passed fit to play by coach Sabri Lamouchi ahead of Saturday's Group C clash. Toure, the three-times African player of the year, had picked up a hamstring injury in April...
  • Yaya Toure expresses interest for PSG move May 27, 2014

    Paris: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says it would be an "honour" to play for Paris Saint-Germain, adding to speculation that he could leave the England champions. Toure, who was the driving force behind City's Premier League title success this season, complained last week about the way the club celebrated his...
  • Yaya Toure could leave Manchester City over birthday snub, says agent May 20, 2014

    Midfielder Yaya Toure is upset with Manchester City after an apparent birthday snub and could leave the club, his agent said on Tuesday. According to Dimitri Seluk, who represents the Ivory Coast international, Toure was dismayed that, despite the club giving him a 31st birthday cake, the owners did not personally...
  • African teams can make World Cup impact, says Eto'o May 20, 2014

    African nations have the ability to be a competitive force at next month's World Cup in Brazil despite not getting the respect they deserve, Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o said on Thursday. African teams have often struggled at World Cups, with Cameroon becoming the first side from the continent to reach the...
  • Manchester City cruise past Crystal Palace to boost title hopes April 27, 2014

    London: Manchester City took charge of the Premier League title race after Edin Dzeko and Yaya Toure scored first-half goals to secure a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday. A couple of hours after leader Liverpool lost 2-0 against Chelsea at home, City cut its deficit to the Reds to...
  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure ruled out for two weeks April 15, 2014

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will be out of action for two weeks due to a muscle injury, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Tuesday. The Ivorian will miss Wednesday's home Premier League game against bottom club Sunderland after sustaining the injury early in the 3-2 defeat at Liverpool on Sunday. "Maybe it's...
  • Fitness concerns as City lose Premier League advantage April 14, 2014

    Long considered favourites in an absorbing Premier League title race, Manchester City no longer have control over their destiny and must also sweat on the fitness of Yaya Toure and Vincent Kompany for the closing weeks of their campaign. A 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at an emotional Anfield, commemorating the 25th...
  • Rampant Manchester City hammer Southampton 4-1 in Premier League April 5, 2014

    England: Manchester City kept the destiny of the Premier League title in their hands by beating Southampton 4-1 on Saturday, with the visitors' defeat further marred by a serious-looking injury to England striker Jay Rodriguez. Yaya Toure set City on their way with a third-minute penalty at Etihad Stadium before Rickie...
  • Manchester City miss chance to go top with Arsenal draw March 30, 2014

    London: Arsenal prevented Manchester City from going top of the Premier League on Saturday while keeping up their own pursuit of the title with a spirited fightback to draw 1-1 on Saturday. With Arsenal still reeling from a demoralising 6-0 loss at Chelsea last weekend, David Silva completed a counter-attack to...
  • Edin Dzeko scores twice as City thrash United 3-0 in Manchester derby March 26, 2014

    England: Edin Dzeko scored inside 43 seconds and again in the second-half as Manchester City inflicted more misery on Manchester United with a 3-0 win on Tuesday, cutting their deficit to Premier League leader Chelsea to three points. Yaya Toure added a third goal in the 90th minute to seal United's...
  • Yaya Toure scores three as Man City thrash Fulham 5-0 March 22, 2014

    Manchester: Yaya Toure scored a hat-trick Saturday as Manchester City brushed aside last-place Fulham 5-0 to keep pace in the Premier League title race. Toure converted two penalties in the 26th and 54th minute, both times after fouls by Fernando Amorebieta who was sent off after the second. City continued to...
  • Manchester City beat Sunderland 3-1 to win Capital One cup March 2, 2014

    London: Manchester City staged a second-half comeback to beat Sunderland 3-1 in the League Cup final on Sunday, with exquisite goals from Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri inside two minutes sparking the recovery. In a flat first-half by City, Fabio Borini put Premier League struggler Sunderland in front after 10 minutes,...
  • League Cup can help propel Manchester City to greatness: Yaya Toure February 28, 2014

    Victory for Manchester City in Sunday's League Cup final against Sunderland is a vital step on the road to them becoming one of the best teams in the world and attracting more top talent, midfielder Yaya Toure said. The competition may not have been top of City's priorities at the start...
  • Nasri warns City against Cup defeat ramifications February 25, 2014

    Samir Nasri has warned his Manchester City team-mates that failure to beat Sunderland in Sunday's Capital One Cup final could derail a season that currently has them in contention for four trophies. City beat Stoke 1-0 on Saturday to keep them third in the Premier League, three points off leaders Chelsea...
  • Yaya Toure gives Manchester City 1-0 win over Stoke February 22, 2014

    Manchester: Yaya Toure scored the only goal as Manchester City finally saw off Stoke 1-0 to claim three crucial Premier League points on Saturday. After two league games without a win and a loss to Barcelona midweek, City were facing more frustration at the hands of former manager Mark Hughes until...
  • Toure has no regrets about leaving Barcelona February 17, 2014

    Manchester: Yaya Toure has "no regrets" about leaving Barcelona nearly four years ago for Manchester City and believes he can join a select band of players to win the Champions League with two different clubs. The muscular 30-year-old Ivory Coast midfielder was in the Barcelona team who beat Manchester United in...
  • Yaya Toure cleared of violent conduct by FA panel February 10, 2014

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will not face disciplinary action following his altercation with Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, the English FA said in a statement on Monday. Ivory Coast international Toure appeared to kick-out at Dutch striker Van Wolfswinkel in an off-the-ball incident during the 0-0 draw at Carrow...
  • Manchester City rout Tottenham 5-1, move top of Premier League January 30, 2014

    London: Manchester City used another rampant scoring display to replace Arsenal at the top of the Premier League with a 5-1 win at Tottenham on Wednesday, while Chelsea lost ground in the title race with a 0-0 draw against West Ham. After beating Spurs 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium, Manuel Pellegrini's...
  • Toure, Mikel, Drogba vie for African player award January 9, 2014

    Lagos: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel are in the running for the African player of the year award, which will be awarded later on Thursday. Toure, who is from the Ivory Coast, is the defending champion and is favoured to win...
  • Manchester City stay on course with 3-2 win over Swansea January 2, 2014

    Swansea: Second-half goals from Yaya Toure and Aleksandar Kolarov guided Manchester City to a 3-2 victory over Swansea on Wednesday, keeping their Premier League title campaign firmly on course. Brazil midfielder Fernandinho put City ahead in the 14th minute, before Swansea's Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony nodded an equalizer in first-half...
  • Yaya Toure shortlisted for African Footballer of the Year title January 1, 2014

    Cape Town: Yaya Toure remained on course to be named African Footballer of the Year for a record-equalling third successive time after being named on Wednesday as one of the three finalists for the award to be handed out later this month. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) cut the list...
  • Manchester City recover to win 4-2 at Fulham in EPL December 21, 2013

    London: Manchester City substitutes Jesus Navas and James Milner recovered a 4-2 victory at Fulham on Saturday after the visitors threw away a two-goal lead in the Premier League. Yaya Toure put City in front with his fourth goal from a free kick this season and captain Vincent Kompany fired in...
  • City thrash Arsenal 6-3 to throw open title race December 14, 2013

    Manchester: Manchester City produced another fearsome attacking display to overpower Arsenal 6-3 in a wild Premier League shootout on Saturday, leaving the leaders in range of the chasing pack in the title race. Prolific strikers Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo scored first-half goals while Fernandinho netted twice and David Silva and...
  • Arsenal game more important than Bayern: Manuel Pellegrini December 10, 2013

    Manchester City will rest key players against Champions League holders Bayern Munich on Tuesday with an eye on next weekend's game against Premier League leaders Arsenal, manager Manuel Pellegrini said on Monday. City and Bayern have both qualified for the knockout stages from Group D, Bayern with a perfect 15 points...