Toure double earns Man City win at Palace

Yaya Toure

Yaya Toure marked his shock return to the Manchester City team with two goals as his side grabbed a dramatic late win at Crystal Palace.

Toure, making his first Premier League appearance of the season, combined with Nolito before firing City ahead.

Palace’s pressure paid off when Wilfried Zaha set up substitute Connor Wickham to smash home a second-half equaliser.

But Toure, who has not figured at all for City for almost three months, had the final word when he turned home Kevin de Bruyne’s corner from close range.

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

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Line-ups

Crystal Palace

  • 13Hennessey
  • 2Ward
  • 6Dann
  • 5Tomkins
  • 34KellySubstituted forSakoat 86′minutes
  • 7Cabaye
  • 18McArthur
  • 11Zaha
  • 42Puncheon
  • 10TownsendSubstituted forWickhamat 45′minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 17C BentekeSubstituted forLee Chung-yongat 81′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Speroni
  • 4Flamini
  • 14Lee Chung-yong
  • 21Wickham
  • 22Mutch
  • 26Sako
  • 27Delaney

Man City

  • 1Bravo
  • 3Sagna
  • 4KompanySubstituted forZabaletaat 37′minutes
  • 30OtamendiBooked at 56mins
  • 11Kolarov
  • 25Fernandinho
  • 42Y Touré
  • 7Sterling
  • 17De Bruyne
  • 9NolitoBooked at 62minsSubstituted forSilvaat 67′minutes
  • 10AgüeroSubstituted forFernandoat 86′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Zabaleta
  • 6Fernando
  • 13Caballero
  • 15Jesús Navas
  • 19Sané
  • 21Silva
  • 72Iheanacho
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
25,529

Match Stats

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamMan City
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 2.

Attempt missed. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Fernandinho (Manchester City) because of an injury.

Foul by Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

Bakary Sako (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Yaya Touré (Manchester City) because of an injury.

Offside, Crystal Palace. Wayne Hennessey tries a through ball, but Connor Wickham is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. Fernando replaces Sergio Agüero.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Bakary Sako replaces Martin Kelly.

Offside, Manchester City. Kevin De Bruyne tries a through ball, but Sergio Agüero is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 2. Yaya Touré (Manchester City) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Martin Kelly.

Yaya Touré (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace).

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Lee Chung-yong replaces Christian Benteke.

Attempt missed. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.

Booking

Connor Wickham (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Connor Wickham (Crystal Palace).

David Silva (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace).

Foul by Yaya Touré (Manchester City).

Joel Ward (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Aleksandar Kolarov (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Jason Puncheon.

Fernandinho (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James McArthur (Crystal Palace).

Attempt missed. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) with an attempt from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross.

Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Connor Wickham.

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City. David Silva replaces Nolito.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 1, Manchester City 1. Connor Wickham (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Wilfried Zaha.

Attempt blocked. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin De Bruyne with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

goal

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