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Yaya Toure | Midfielder | #42

Team: Manchester City
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/13/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 198

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Manchester City will have to go on without Yaya Toure for Tuesday's Champions League semifinal match against Real Madrid due to injury.
The Ivorian suffered a thigh muscle injury in the final moments of the club's 4-0 win against Stoke City and limped off in stoppage time. However, Manuel Pellegrini said Toure could not recover in time to face Real in the first leg, but is comfortable with Fernandinho and Fernando in midfield: "Yaya is going to be out, I think. He hasn’t recovered from the muscle injury. Tomorrow the two players not on the squad list are Nasri, who is not registered, and Yaya who is injured. Whenever the Brazilian boys have played together they’ve played some big games - against PSG and against Roma when we knocked them out." Apr 25 - 2:35 PM

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Manuel Pellegrini will check on Yaya Toure and Fernando ahead of Tuesdays’ Champions League tie against Real Madrid.

A knee injury forced Fernando off after 72 minutes although Pellegrini hinted that his withdrawal was more of a precaution - the Brazilian is expected to be OK. However, Toure is more of a concern with such a quick turnaround: "Yaya finished with a muscle injury so we will see tomorrow with the doctor," said the Chilean who also explained the reason behind David Silva’s withdrawal and the absence of his skipper: "David was just coming back from an injury so he played 60 minutes. It was a risk for Vincent to play two games in 72 hours. I think he will be okay for Tuesday – he worked this morning and he is not having any problems."
Source: beIN Sports
Apr 23 - 12:36 PM

Manchester City received some positive news ahead of the weekend with the return of Yaya Toure to the squad following a knee injury.

The midfielders missed last weekend's win against Bournemouth as well as the Champions League quarterfinal first leg against PSG due to a minor knee injury after just returning from a heel injury. But Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that Toure will be included in the weekend team: "Yaya started working yesterday working with the squad - he’s recovered from his knee injury. He’s in the squad list and we’ll see tomorrow whether he’ll start or play some minutes." However, there is a chance Toure might not be risked as a starter against West Brom in order to allow him to be fresh against PSG in the second leg next week.
Apr 8 - 3:07 PM

Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed that a knee injury will keep Yaya Toure out of Wednesday nights’ clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

An ongoing heel issue meant the Ivorian was unable to join up with his international team mates during the break but it now appears that Toure has picked up a different injury keeping him on the sidelines. "Yaya has a problem with his knee so he is not able to play," confirmed Pellegrini. However, the return of Kevin de Bruyne – who made a goal scoring return at Bournemouth – will help to soften the blow. Meanwhile, Samir Nasri will not feature as he was dropped from the Champions League squad in January - Vincent Kompany and Raheem Sterling are still injured but Joe Hart has been passed fit.
Apr 5 - 4:23 PM

Manuel Pellegrini may have a selection dilemma on his hands this week after announcing that Yaya Toure is struggling with a heel injury.

Toure has missed two Premier League games over the past month with the lingering problem. The news was compounded by the fact that both Toure and keeper Joe Hart, who is recovering from a calf injury, face an uphill battle to be available to face Paris Saint-Germain in Champions League on Wednesday. However, the manager revealed that both Kevin De Bruyne and Samir Nasri are in the squad for the weekend. "Toure has a problem with his heel. I’m not 100% sure but I think it will be difficult for Joe or Yaya to play against PSG. In this moment, Kevin and Samir are on the squad list - maybe they won’t play 90 minutes but they are ready."
Apr 1 - 11:07 AM

Manuel Pellegrini was the bearer of good news this time around, announcing that Yaya Toure is fit to face Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday in the Champions League round of 16.

The Sky Blues ran away with the first leg in Ukraine last month in a 3-1 victory, with Toure scoring one of the three critical away goals. But since then, the Ivorian has been afflicted with a nagging heel injury, missing two Premier League matches in the last two weeks. However, the Manchester City manager said Toure will figure into his plans after missing a disappointing weekend draw with Norwich City: "Yaya is fit to play tomorrow. He has no problems... We’re not going to play with the score we got in Kyiv, we’re just going to say it’s 0-0 and try to win the game tomorrow. That’s how we approach it."
Mar 14 - 2:03 PM

Manchester City will have to do without the services of one of its stars for Saturday's trip to Carrow Road after Yaya Toure was ruled out due to injury.

Manuel Pellegrini said the midfielder sustained a heel injury—the same injury that he suffered nearly two weeks ago in the League Cup final against Liverpool—and has been fighting off the problem for the past week: "This week Yaya Toure has a problem in his heel - same as Liverpool. Yaya is out. We’ll see how he improves next week. We don’t know (about Kyiv) yet." Fernando and Fernandinho are expected to fill the void in central midfield while Fabian Delph, along with Samir Nasri and Kevin De Bruyne, look set to return after the international break at the end of this month.
Mar 12 - 3:14 AM

Manchester City will get a fitness boost following the 3-0 loss to Liverpool on Wednesday as midfielder Yaya Toure is set to return from injury.

Toure missed the midweek match due to a foot injury after scoring the winning penalty against Liverpool in the League Cup final on Sunday, but manager Manuel Pellegrini said the Ivorian is in contention to face Aston Villa on Saturday. However, the Sky Blues are still missing a trio of midfielders due to longer-term injuries: "Yaya had an important kick in his heel – that’s why he couldn’t play on Wednesday but he’s OK now, no problem. The same three players have a few weeks more – Delph, Nasri and De Bruyne." Toure could be a premium pick this weekend against a weak Aston Villa defense but there is a chance he could be eased into the starting lineup following the injury.
Mar 4 - 10:37 AM

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure could miss out Wednesday night in a rematch of Sunday's League Cup final at Anfield due to a minor foot injury.

The midfielder played the full 120 minutes against Liverpool before taking the winning penalty kick at Wembley for the club's first trophy in over a year. But Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Toure came away with a foot injury that will require an assessment before Wednesday's match. It looks likely that Pellegrini will rest some of his starters who played 120 minutes on Sunday, and Toure may very well be one of them, which will affect his fantasy status. Meanwhile, Pellegrini wouldn't name a starting goalkeeper following Willy Caballero's impressive performance but said the selection will be a very easy decision.
Mar 2 - 7:08 AM

After lollygagging his way through the first 75 or so minutes, Yaya Toure came on late to score a beautiful goal but he couldn't inspire City from down two goals as they dropped a 2-1 decision at the Emirates.

Manchester City didn't offer a great deal over the first 75 minutes of the match. They produced one strong chance that Kevin De Bruyne put wide but they surrendered two goals on Arsenal's first two shots to go in down two at the half. They didn't come out much better as Arsenal had the better of the chances in the first part of the second half. City eventually scored from a beautiful goal passed into the top corner from outside the box. The goal spurred City to greater heights but they couldn't get the second goal and settled for a 2-1 defeat.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 05:00:00 PM

Yaya Toure followed Wilfried Bony's first-half opener with a stoppage-time winner in a 2-1 victory against manager-less Swansea City to bring the club back to the top of the table.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini went with a completely different look, resting Kevin De Bruyne and Aleksandar Kolarov as Gael Clichy and Jesus Navas started. It was Navas who played a starring role against Swansea City, recording assists on both goals for his fourth and fifth of the season. His first came off a corner as Bony lost his defender in the box before heading the cross in against his former club. Then came Toure's late winner, which caromed off his defender and over Lukasz Fabianski for the three points after Bafetimbi Gomis' 90th-minute equalizer. For the Citizens, the win is only their third in the last seven Premier League matches.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 12:50:00 PM

Manchester City will trade the fitness of one midfielder for another as Yaya Toure returns for Champions League this week while Fernando is out with a hamstring injury.

Toure missed the loss to Stoke City over the weekend due to a muscle injury, but Pellegrini said the Ivorian will be fully fit to face Borussia Monchengladbach. However, the Chilean manager confirmed Fernando will miss the meeting and is a doubt for the Swansea City match this weekend after limping off the pitch towards the end of the Stoke City match. The Manchester City midfield is already missing Samir Nasri, but has been boosted by the return of Fabian Delph alongside Toure and Fernandinho.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 10:21:00 AM

Yaya Toure will not be available to face Stoke City this weekend after picking up a knock while Patrick Roberts has also been ruled out in the Manchester City midfield.

Despite a few knocks, Toure has only missed one Premier League match this season before tomorrow's match. Expect Fabian Delph and Fernandinho to pair up in midfield while Pellegrini also revealed that Fernando and Jesus Navas have recovered from knocks to be fit for the upcoming weekend. David Silva is also fully fit and will likely start ahead of Navas in midfield alongside the red-hot Kevin De Bruyne. With Sergio Aguero out, Manchester City will likely go with Wilfried Bony up top with Raheem Sterling also in support.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 11:02:00 AM

Yaya Toure converted an 89th-minute penalty to take three points from an unexpectedly close match with Norwich City that featured three second-half goals.

Nicolas Otamendi scored his first Premier League goal with his header in the 67th minute, but Joe Hart gave away a goal in the 83rd as the Canaries looked to steal an away point. But Russell Martin's last-minute handball gave City the penalty chance. Second-half substitute Raheem Sterling would go on to earn a stoppage-time penalty, but Aleksandar Kolarov missed his penalty kick as City won 2-1. Kelechi Iheanacho and Wilfried Bony earned the starts up top for City as Manuel Pellegrini shifted to a 4-4-2 to Sterling's chagrin.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 01:21:00 PM

Manager Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Yaya Toure took the international break to recover from a hamstring injury and is fit for the weekend.

Toure should regain his starting position in central midfield after missing the Newcastle match in Week 8, meaning Fernandinho and Fernando will fight for the other spot. The midfielder has not scored since the first week of the season and has taken a more defensive role since the arrival of Kevin De Bruyne. But without David Silva, Toure will surely try to take back some of the attacking responsibility against a leaky Bournemouth defense that has only recorded one clean sheet this season.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 12:19:00 PM