A blow for Manchester City. Their best player, Yaya Toure left the field this Sunday at the limping hour. The Ivorian midfielder crowned “best African player” for the third consecutive year last Thursday at Glo CAF Awards 2013, has been replaced by Javi Gracia.
This is following a tackle of his teammate in the national team Cheick Tiote that Yaya Touré felt pain. The former Barcelona immediately demanded a replacement. Crucial player of Citizens, the loss of Toure could be detrimental to Pellegrini. He was very quiet so far in the game where his team is leading 1-0 against Newcastle.
According to observers, the accumulation of matches and the journey of the week have certainly had an impact on him. Scorer Wednesday in the Cup, he jumps on a plane to Lagos Thursday for his coronation. He returned to Manchester the next day and he got tenured Sunday.
The severity of the injury is still unknown for the meantime.
To be continued…