Yaya Toure

  • Manchester City's Yaya Toure ruled out for two weeks 15-04-2014 05:58 PM

    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....
  • Fitness concerns as City lose Premier League advantage 14-04-2014 04:22 PM

    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...
  • Rampant Manchester City hammer Southampton 4-1 in Premier League 05-04-2014 07:32 PM

    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...
  • Manchester City miss chance to go top with Arsenal draw 30-03-2014 01:52 AM

    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...
  • Edin Dzeko scores twice as City thrash United 3-0 in Manchester derby 26-03-2014 03:13 AM

    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...
  • Yaya Toure scores three as Man City thrash Fulham 5-0 22-03-2014 10:57 PM

    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...
  • Manchester City beat Sunderland 3-1 to win Capital One cup 02-03-2014 10:10 PM

    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...
  • League Cup can help propel Manchester City to greatness: Yaya Toure 28-02-2014 09:52 PM

    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...
  • Nasri warns City against Cup defeat ramifications 24-02-2014 03:49 PM

    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...
  • Yaya Toure gives Manchester City 1-0 win over Stoke 22-02-2014 11:03 PM

    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...
  • Toure has no regrets about leaving Barcelona 17-02-2014 10:52 PM

    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...
  • Yaya Toure cleared of violent conduct by FA panel 10-02-2014 11:53 PM

    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...
  • Manchester City rout Tottenham 5-1, move top of Premier League 30-01-2014 08:23 AM

    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...
  • Toure, Mikel, Drogba vie for African player award 09-01-2014 09:39 PM

    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...
  • Manchester City stay on course with 3-2 win over Swansea 01-01-2014 08:24 PM

    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...
  • Yaya Toure shortlisted for African Footballer of the Year title 01-01-2014 05:38 PM

    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...
  • Manchester City recover to win 4-2 at Fulham in EPL 21-12-2013 11:02 PM

    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...
  • City thrash Arsenal 6-3 to throw open title race 14-12-2013 09:13 PM

    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...
  • Arsenal game more important than Bayern: Manuel Pellegrini 10-12-2013 09:10 AM

    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...
  • Manchester City cure away problems with 3-2 win at West Brom 05-12-2013 09:23 AM

    West Bromwich: Yaya Toure scored twice as Manchester City found a cure to their problems away from home by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-2 in the Premier League on Wednesday. Sergio Aguero put third-place City ahead in the ninth minute at The Hawthorns with his 17th goal of the season,...
  • Manchester City thrash Norwich 7-0 in Premier League 02-11-2013 10:54 PM

    Manchester: Manchester City ripped apart Norwich 7-0 on Saturday with seven different goalscorers to maintain their perfect home record this season, with backup goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon keeping a clean sheet in his Premier League debut. Underlining its title credentials, Manuel Pellegrini's team cruised from the start as David Silva hit...
  • CSKA Moscow punished for fans' racial abuse 30-10-2013 10:51 PM

    Geneva: CSKA Moscow will have to play Bayern Munich in a partially closed stadium as punishment after their fans racially abused Manchester City players in a Champions League match. UEFA's disciplinary panel found the Russian champions guilty Wednesday for their fans' "racist behavior" during City's 2-1 win in Moscow last...
  • Yaya Toure meets FIFA official over racism claim 28-10-2013 10:58 AM

    London: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure met a top official with soccer's governing body on Sunday to discuss allegations that he was the victim of racial abuse from fans during a match in Russia in midweek. The Ivory Coast international held talks with FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb at Stamford Bridge...
  • Russia will still stage World Cup despite racist incidents 27-10-2013 11:56 PM

    London: Russia will still stage the 2018 World Cup finals despite the continuing blight of racism in the country's soccer, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Sunday. Asked at a media round table event if Russia risked losing the World Cup, Blatter replied: "We have never said we will take...
  • UEFA slammed by players' union over Toure abuse 24-10-2013 08:23 PM

    The world players' union has criticised European soccer's governing body UEFA for failing to enforce its own guidelines on racism following the abuse hurled at Manchester City's Yaya Toure in Moscow. FIFPro said that UEFA's match officials failed to act after Toure was racially abused during the Champions League clash...
  • Yaya Toure subjected to monkey taunts in Moscow 24-10-2013 08:44 AM

    Moscow: Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure said he was the victim of racist abuse from the stands during his side's 2-1 Champions League victory away at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. "I told the ref. I think it was unbelievable and very sad. We want to stop that," Toure, who...
  • Toure scores stunner as Man City sweep past Plzen 18-09-2013 08:25 AM

    Plzen: Manchester City demonstrated their Champions League intent this season by crushing Viktoria Plzen 3-0 in their opening Group D game on Tuesday. Edin Dzeko, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero scored in a 10-minute period early in the second half against the Czech champions. Dzeko put the English side ahead...
  • Classy Manchester City thrash Newcastle 4-0 20-08-2013 08:16 AM

    Manchester: Manchester City started their Premier League campaign in scintillating fashion on Monday with a stylish 4-0 win at home to 10-man Newcastle United that will ring alarm bells for the rest of their title rivals. With City spending around 90 million pounds on attacking talent for new manager Manuel...
  • Ivory Coast close in on WC; SA, Ghana in danger 09-06-2013 09:24 AM

    Ivory Coast beat Gambia 3-0 in World Cup qualifying on Saturday, while Ethiopia and Zambia gained crucial victories that put South Africa and Ghana at risk of missing out on football's top tournament. Lacina Traore, Wilfried Bony and Yaya Toure scored in Gambia for the Ivorians, keeping Africa's top-ranked team...
  • Yaya Toure signs new 4-year deal at Manchester City 04-04-2013 09:44 PM

    Manchester: Yaya Toure has signed a new four-year deal at Manchester City, keeping the powerful Ivory Coast midfielder at the English champions until 2017. The 29-year-old Toure joined City from Barcelona in 2010 and played an integral role in City's Premier League-winning campaign last year. He says "I want to...