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Yaya Toure | Midfielder

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

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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. Oct 31 - 1:21 PM
Source: NBC Sports

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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.
Oct 16 - 12:19 PM

Yaya Toure has been ruled out for Manchester City's week eight match against Newcastle.

This is a huge blow for his fantasy managers the as star midfielder had a very easy matchup against Newcastle. He is expected to only miss this weekend and should be available after Manchester City return from the international break. Gael Clichy, Fabian Delph and Samir Nasri are also injured and expected to miss out.
Oct 2 - 7:55 PM

Manchester City will assess a host of players prior to next weeks’ UEFA Champions League tie in Germany with Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany, David Silva and now Yaya Toure all suffering from various ailments and injuries.

Willy Caballero was named in the starting eleven at White Hart Lane for Saturdays' early kick-off as Pellegrini confirmed Hart had been suffering from a back spasm this week which restricted his goalkeeper to just one training session. Kompany – who had recovered from a recent calf injury – was originally named in the match day squad only to withdraw because of illness shortly after the warm-up. Silva has missed the last two PL games due to a calf issue and is rated as 50-50 while Toure is now a big doubt having limped off early in the second half after tweaking his hamstring.
Sep 26 - 11:00 AM

Manuel Pellegrini is hopeful that Yaya Toure will return to training on Wednesday after the Ivorian midfielder was replaced during the win over West Brom because of a groin complaint.

Toure has started the season with clear intent after the 32 year-old produced a stunning performance at the Hawthorns yesterday. Tony Pulis admitted that he got his tactics all wrong for the season opener by rewarding Rickie Lambert and Sadio Berahino with starts when really the home side should’ve opted for a 4-5-1 to stifle the City midfield. David Silva was superb but it was the marauding Toure who grabbed the headlines by scoring two during a first half blitz. Although there will be tougher match-ups ahead Toure was irrepressible going forward and looked more like the player we became accustomed to seeing during the 2013/14 campaign. Sunday will provide a true test and hopefully Toure will recover from a slight muscular issue in time to face Chelsea at the Etihad.
Aug 11 - 7:07 PM

Yaya Toure scored two first half goals and the contest was never in doubt as Manchester City cruised by West Brom 3-0 at the Hawthorns.

Toure's first was a bit lucky as it navigated it's way through David Silva and Craig Dawson leaving Boaz Myhill without for a save. Toure's second, well worked on a give and go with Wilfried Bony, was a thing of beauty that merits a look on the interwebs when you get a chance. City dominated possession and barely allowed the Baggies a sniff of goal. A Vincent Kompany scored from a David Silva cross in the 59th minute for the final 3-0 tally. Of interest to fantasy managers everywhere, Sergio Aguero played the final 30 minutes as he comes back to full match fitness after the Copa America.
Aug 10 - 5:01 PM

Manchester City travel to Stuttgart for their final pre-season game on Saturday but the Citizens will be taking no risks as Yaya Toure, Fabian Delph and Gael Clichy remain at the Etihad Complex recovering from injury.

Toure was involved in a collision with Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas during a friendly game seven days ago and the Ivorian has been rested as a precaution. Initial concerns were that Toure was suffering from concussion after "feeling groggy" but subsequent tests were clear and although the 32 year-old will miss the trip to Germany he is expected to fully recover for GW1. Delph has been ruled out after suffering a hamstring tear just 20-minutes into his debut while Clichy has picked up a knock. However there was better news as Wilfried Bony was included having missed the tour of Australia due to a ‘mystery illness’ but there was no place for Aguero, Demichelis, Fernandinho or Zabaleta having been given additional time-off due to their involvement in the Copa America.
Jul 31 - 6:05 PM

Yaya Toure will not be involved in the upcoming African Cup of Nations qualifying game against Gabon because of injury.

The specifics of the problem remain unknown and the Manchester City midfielder was withdrawn – officially – from the squad on Monday. Toure has struggled throughout 2015 due to an ongoing hamstring issue which forced the player off on the hour mark during the final home game versus Southampton and it could be a continuation of that. However the squad should still be strong enough to secure the points against a side ranked 59th in the latest FIFA ratings with the likes of Wilfried Bony, former Gunner Gervinho and ex-Chelsea star Salomon Kalou all expected to feature. Kolo Toure has now retired from international football and will not take part in the competition as the Ivory Coast defend their crown.
Source: Daily Mail
Jun 9 - 2:54 AM

Yaya Toure and his agent have both backtracked on comments indicating that the player would be leaving the Etihad this summer.

With two seasons still to run on his contract and an owner who has indicated in the press that he is not interested in selling such a vital part of his team, Yaya Toure looks set to stay at Manchester City. After a mediocre season by his standards, the Ivorian will apparently look to rebound in the Premier League rather than try his luck in Serie A with Inter or one of the other rumored suitors. City, the oldest team in the Premier League last season, will still need to get younger but they won't have to do so while also replacing one of their best players.
Jun 1 - 11:27 AM

Inter Milan VP and former player Javier Zanetti has implied that negotiations with Manchester City for Yaya Toure are progressing with a real hope that the San Siro club will land their man.

Yaya Toure has had a star-crossed past 12 months. From Birthday Cake-gate to a World Cup hangover to another absence for the African Cup of Nations to overall poor form, he has been a ghost of the 2013-14 version of himself. There has been speculation that he will leave Manchester City for months with Inter Milan and former manager Roberto Martinez frequently sited in those rumors. The rumors appear to be getting closer to reality as Zanetti told Gazzetta dello Sport that "We are at the stage where we hope we can complete it." Sounds like this one could be real and might not drag out all summer.
May 20 - 12:24 PM

Yaya Toure scored twice and Wilfried Bony added one late against his former club as Manchester City toppled Swansea City, 2-4.

It is too late for a title push now, but City's attack has certainly woken up over the past few weeks as they have won four of five and are scoring goals with relative ease. Toure, a fantasy giant a season ago, was like a sleeping giant most of 2015, having just once scored in the calendar year until today. He would score the opener, and after the Swans leveled the match at 2-2, he would then grab the game-winner. James Milner had a first half goal and Bony ended affairs with a goal in stoppage time. A fantastic matchup awaits them in the final game of the season - at home to Southampton.
Source: NBC Sports
May 17 - 12:13 PM

Yaya Toure has recovered from his hamstring injury and will be available to Manuel Pellegrini for the Week 36 visit of Queens Park Rangers.

Manchester City don't have a great deal to play for with the title race over and a top three spot all but assured but Yaya Toure may be auditioning for a move elsewhere this summer. With QPR providing questionable opposition over the weekend, Toure could have a big match as he looks to stoke interest from clubs like Inter who have been linked with his signature all season.
May 8 - 1:12 PM

Yaya Toure's agent has been out in the media saying that the Ivorian is 90% likely to leave Manchester City this summer.

Yaya Toure has been poor this season compared to his form of seasons past. If, as reported, Manchester City are going to chase Paul Pogba then they will need the money they could raise from the sale of Toure. Toure will have little value left if he has another season like this past one at City so it seems likely that Toure's agent is right that he will be gone. Inter have been the most frequently mentioned destination with former boss Roberto Mancini managing Milan's other team.
May 7 - 12:05 PM

With less than a month of the season remaining Manchester City will be sweating on the fitness of Yaya Toure after the midfielder failed to emerge for the second half against Aston Villa on Saturday after tweaking his hamstring.

Toure was seen stretching his leg following a heavy challenge by Fabian Delph just minutes before half-time and the Ivorian was substituted at the break. However it was his replacement - Fernandinho - who grabbed the winner to earn all 3-points as the game seemed destined for a draw. Post-match Manuel Pellegrini confirmed his withdrawal was injury related "Toure had a hamstring problem so he couldn't play the second half. It is difficult to know today what happened, but it was not a precaution. It was a muscle injury and we will see tomorrow [Sunday] or Monday how bad it is." Typically a minor grade one tear would mean around 2/3 weeks on the sidelines and anything worse would end his campaign.
Source: ESPN
Apr 26 - 11:51 AM

With the season starting to slip away, Manchester City will be without star Yaya Toure for the visit of surging West Brom in Week 30.

With Arsenal, Manchester United, and Liverpool all nipping at City's heels and threatening their claim on a top four spot, Toure's absence comes at a critical time. Ordinarily, West Brom wouldn't be viewed as a threat to the defending champions but after they lost to Burnley last weekend any opponent has to be considered at least a concern. The prognosis for Toure's Achilles injury isn't clear so check back next week for more on when he is expected back.
Mar 20 - 2:49 PM