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a fine of six weeks' wages in relation to his suspension for failing a drug test, Capital punishment: Kolo Toure will lose out on six week's wages from his The 30 year-old, who claimed the positive test came as a result of taking in which his brother Yaya scored the winning goal - and has made five. Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May ) is an Ivorian professional footballer who most He is the younger brother of fellow footballer Kolo Touré, who was his relationship with the incumbent manager, László Bölöni, with Touré claiming. Yaya Toure has reportedly signed for Olympiakos. He is the younger brother of former Arsenal and Manchester City player Kolo Toure. . Prince Philip celebrate an incredible 71 years of marriage · Can YOU ace this quiz?.
However, City defeated West Bromwich Albion 4—0, Norwich City 6—1, and Wolverhampton Wanderers 2—0 with United slipping-up, meaning the deficit at the top was now only three points with only three matches to play.
Yaya Toure unsure over Manchester City future after 'horrible year'
The match was keenly anticipated as one of the most important matches the Premier League's year history. This goal was followed up by scoring first for City in two games, against Liverpool at Anfield and against Queens Park Rangers at home. However, despite his best efforts, City lost 3—2 to a late Cristiano Ronaldo goal. He also scored in the Manchester derbymaking it 2—1 to Manchester United, but City eventually lost 3—2. It is the second time he has won the award.
In City's second home match of the season, he scored in a similar fashion from a free-kick against Hull City. On 2 November, he scored again from a direct free-kick, this time in a 7—0 victory against Norwich City. He regularly captained the team in the first half of the —14 season in the absence of Vincent Kompany.
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This took his tally of league goals to seven, his highest in a single Premier League season. His performances helped City to a second Premier League title in three years. He speaks for me. I will explain after the World Cup. The result put City into last place in their group. We have to fight the temperature as well, we have to fight the field. A career in pictures Yaya Toure has been integral to Manchester City's success since his arrival at the club but his love affair at the Etihad Stadium in The relationship has been occasionally strained, however, with ongoing rumors that he could yet leave the club at the end of the season.
Hide Caption 1 of 13 Photos: A career in pictures The first notable silverware of his career came with the Greek domestic double in the season with Olympiacos, for whom he played for two seasons before a season spent in the French top flight with Monaco. Hide Caption 2 of 13 Photos: Hide Caption 3 of 13 Photos: A career in pictures His first piece of silverware for Barcelona was the Copa del Rey in during which he scored in the final. It was a stunning season for Barcelona in which they were also crowned La Liga champions.
Hide Caption 4 of 13 Photos: A career in pictures Injuries and suspensions meant Toure played in central defense for the Champions League final that year against Manchester United. He did well to nullify the threat of Cristiano Ronaldo among others.
Hide Caption 5 of 13 Photos: But he and his countrymen failed to qualify for the knockout stages from a group also containing Brazil and Portugal. Hide Caption 6 of 13 Photos: Hide Caption 7 of 13 Photos: A career in pictures Manchester City's litany of stars initially took time to settle as a group before the first trophy success came in the FA Cup final. Toure was mobbed by his teammates after scoring the only goal of the game against Stoke. Hide Caption 8 of 13 Photos: A career in pictures Ivory Coast may be awash with talented players but the country have struggled on the international stage.
They made the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in but ended up coming away from the tournament as runners-up to Zambia. Hide Caption 9 of 13 Photos: A career in pictures Toure applauds the Manchester City support as the club finally end their wait for the Premier League title in the most dramatic of circumstances, courtesy of Sergio Aguero's late goal to defeat QPR in the final seconds of the season.
Hide Caption 10 of 13 Photos: A career in pictures But the highs at City have also been mixed with lows, the midfielder cutting a disconsolate figure on the pitch at Wembley Stadium after a shock defeat in the FA Cup final against Wigan Athletic.