Former Ivorian international Yaya Toure has fired a strong signal that he is still the best around as he scored a brace to hand Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City a vital 2 – 1 win over Crystal Palace.
Yaya Toure celebrates his second goal
The 33-year-old has been at loggerheads with the Manchester City manager, no thanks to his agent Dimitri Seluk who made provocative comments against the club’s coach.
After much plea, the former Barcelona man marked his shock return to the City team with two goals as his side grabbed a dramatic late win at Crystal Palace.
Toure made his first Premier League appearance of the 2016/2017 season partnering with Diego Nolito upfront.
Palace restored parity in the 66th minute when Wilfried Zaha set up substitute Connor Wickham who completed a fine move to make it 1 – 1.
Barely seven minutes to the end of the encounter, Toure who is making a return after about four months turned home Kevin de Bruyne’s corner from close range to give his side maximum points. It ended Crystal Palace 1 – 2 Manchester City.
The win moves City second in the table, level on points with leaders Liverpool and with an identical goal difference.
Palace, who suffered their fifth straight league defeat, remain one point above the relegation zone.
Yaya Touré no jugaba con el @ManCity desde el 24 de agosto. Hoy regresó con doblete ante el @CPFC en la @premierleague
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— Imagen Deportes (@ImagenTVDeporte) November 19, 2016