Yaya Toure returns with sensational double for Manchester City

Yaya Toure made a sensational return as he scored to twice to inspire Pep Guardiola coached side to a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace.

Updated: November 20, 2016 1:04 am
Manchester City vs Crystal Palace, Crystal Palace vs Manchester City, Palace vs City, Yaya Toure , Toure, Pep Guardiola, Football news, Football, Premier League Yaya Toure scored twice on his comeback to Manchester City. (Source: Reuters)

Yaya Toure made a sensational return to the Manchester City ranks, scoring twice on his comeback to inspire the title contenders to a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

The Ivorian powerhouse was in the City line-up for his first league appearance of the season, back in the fold after recently making a public apology following comments the player’s agent had made about the club and manager Pep Guardiola.

Injury-prone City captain Vincent Kompany had to go off with injury after a collision with his own keeper Claudio Bravo but Toure was soon back in business when his 39th minute shot, via a deflection, flew past Wayne Hennessey.

After Palace equalised in the 66th minute with a Connor Wickham strike, Toure struck seven minutes from time to consign the home side to their fifth consecutive defeat, slotting home from a low corner delivered expertly by Kevin de Bruyne.