YAYA TOURE

  • Yaya Toure being made Manchester City scapegoat, says agent April 19, 2015

    London: Yaya Toure is being made a scapegoat for Manchester City's poor season and underfire boss Manuel Pellegrini is a "weak manager", according to the Ivorian midfielder's agent Dimitri Seluk. Champions City have faded dramatically since the turn of the year, falling to fourth in the Premier League, and were knocked...
  • Champions League: Inconsistent Manchester City take on in-form Barcelona March 18, 2015

    Madrid: Barcelona are on another winning run, and that is bad news for Manchester City. The Spanish team has overtaken Real Madrid at the top of the league standings, advanced to the Copa del Rey final and lead Man City 2-1 in the Champions League heading into the second leg...
  • Financial fair play question mark over Roberto Mancini's transfer plans March 10, 2015

    Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini would like to sign Yaya Toure but has admitted that UEFA's financial fair play rules have left a question mark over his plans for next season. Mancini said he had given the squad a new mentality since taking over in November for his second stint at...
  • Champions League: Man City aim to break new ground by beating Barca February 24, 2015

    Manchester City have been on a steep learning curve in the Champions League but Tuesday's last 16 first-leg clash with four-times European kings Barcelona offers a chance to show they are now serious contenders. Last season's exit at the identical stage also against Barca, 4-1 on aggregate, revealed City's shortcomings in...
  • Roberto Mancini hopes for Yaya Toure signing to restore Serie A appeal February 15, 2015

    Roberto Mancini believes Italy's Serie A needs to attract more international stars to help restore its former glories and the Inter Milan manager is still hopeful of starting the ball rolling by signing Yaya Toure in the close season. Mancini has targeted the giant midfielder, who was one of his key...
  • Yaya Toure cannot return quickly enough for stumbling Manchester City February 10, 2015

    Manchester: With the English Premier League title slipping away, Manchester City's Yaya Toure cannot return quickly enough from the African Nations Cup to lift the stumbling champion. City haven't won any of its last five matches in all competitions, the club's worst run since the final days of Mark Hughes' reign...
  • Ivory Coast win African Cup in shootout against Ghana February 9, 2015

    Bata: Ivory Coast goalkeeper Boubacar Barry saved the day, and then he scored the winner. The 35-year-old veteran blocked a penalty attempt from opposing goalkeeper Razak Braimah and then stepped up to convert his own to give the Ivory Coast a 9-8 shootout win over Ghana on Sunday in the...
  • We can win without Yaya Toure, says Manchester City boss January 23, 2015

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has told his players they must believe they can win without Yaya Toure after failing to do so in the four league games he has missed this season. Toure is currently on international duty with Ivory Coast at the African Nations Cup and his departure has...
  • Yaya Toure unsure about future in Manchester City January 17, 2015

    London: Yaya Toure has again thrown his future into doubt by claiming he doesn't know if he will still be a Manchester City player next season. But manager Manuel Pellegrini was quick to dismiss talk of a transfer at a press conference on Friday, insisting the 31-year-old was fully committed to...
  • Yaya Toure wins African Footballer of the Year award January 9, 2015

    LAGOS: Yaya Toure was named African Footballer of the Year for a record fourth straight time at the annual Confederation of African Football awards on Thursday. The Ivory Coast midfielder joins Samuel Eto'o as the only players to win the continent's top individual award four times but only Toure has done...
  • Manchester City pay heavy price for lack of spine December 29, 2014

    London: The absence of Vincent Kompany, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero cost Manchester City dear as they blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to struggling Burnley on Sunday. The Premier League champions looked certain to cut the gap on leaders Chelsea to one point with a 10th successive...
  • EPL: Manchester City beat Everton 1-0 to close in on Chelsea December 7, 2014

    Manchester: An injury to star striker Sergio Aguero cast a shadow over champion Manchester City's hard-fought 1-0 win over Everton in the English Premier League on Saturday. Yaya Toure converted a first-half penalty as City cut Chelsea's lead at the top to only three points, but the immediate concern was for...
  • Ready to fight till the end with Chelsea: Toure December 2, 2014

    London: Manchester City mid-fielder Yaya Toure said they are focused to defend their English Premier League (EPL) title. The 31-year-old blasted reigning champions City into the lead en route to a vital 3-0 victory at Southampton Sunday. City now trail leaders Chelsea by six points, reports Xinhua. "The Premier League is important...
  • 10-man Manchester City beat Southampton 3-0 November 30, 2014

    Second-half goals from Yaya Toure, Frank Lampard and Gael Clichy gave 10-man Manchester City a 3-0 victory against Southampton in the Premier League at St. Mary's on Sunday. Despite the emphatic nature of the scoreline, City were made to work hard for victory without ever being truly threatened by Southampton, who...
  • Yaya Toure winner gives Manchester City 2-1 victory over Swansea November 22, 2014

    Yaya Toure responded to Manuel Pellegrini's rallying call as he fired champions Manchester City to a 2-1 Premier League win over Swansea on Saturday. The City midfielder, below par for much of the season but continually backed by City manager Pellegrini, powered forward to strike the winner just after the hour...
  • Champions League: Doumbia double gives CSKA 2-1 win at Manchester City November 6, 2014

    Two goals from Seydou Doumbia either side of a Yaya Toure free kick gave CSKA Moscow a 2-1 victory over nine-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday, leaving the English champion bottom of Group E with two games remaining. Manuel Pellegrini's side trailed at halftime, and as they chased...
  • Racist abuse 'a disgrace' and FIFA must act, says Toure November 5, 2014

    Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said the abuse he suffered on social media is "a disgrace" and called for world soccer's governing body FIFA to reassess the way they deal with racism. Greater Manchester Police are investigating claims that the Ivorian was racially abused within hours of re-activating his Twitter...
  • EPL: Manchester City strike late to beat Aston Villa 2-0 October 5, 2014

    Birmingham: Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero produced late moments of brilliance to earn Manchester City a 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, keeping the champions in touch with Premier League leader Chelsea. Toure dribbled to the edge of the penalty area in the 82nd minute and curled a left-footed shot...
  • 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 21 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 June 24, 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 19, 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 threetimes 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 SaintGermain, 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 16, 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 firsthalf goals to secure a 20 win at Crystal Palace on Sunday. A couple of hours after leader Liverpool lost 20 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...