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Toure rescues City at Stoke

2012-03-24 21:42

Stoke - Yaya Toure smashed a long-range equaliser to salvage a 1-1 draw for Manchester City at Stoke on Saturday, handing the initiative to crosstown rival Manchester United in the race for the Premier League title.

Peter Crouch opened the scoring for Stoke after launching a dipping, 30-yard shot that flew into the top corner in the 59th minute before Toure rescued a point with a thumping drive from even further out in the 76th.

The draw put City ahead of United on goal difference though the latter has a game in hand. The defending champion hosts Fulham on Monday.

City, without injured top scorer Sergio Aguero, struggled to break down the Stoke defense and even Carlos Tevez — on as a 74th-minute substitute — was unable to inspire the visitors to victory.

AP

Comments
  • Paul - 2012-03-24 22:54

    Bad mistake! Game over.

      leedsunitedfc - 2012-03-25 23:47

      9 Games to go.... it's never over in the premiership

  • Lu - 2012-03-26 11:39

    I believe Man City will really have to blame their away record in this Premiership if they fail to lend the championships, which i doubt they will realise that dream. Once Man Utd sniff success they will be so determined to finish the line. I still believe Man City vs Man Utd is they key for championship destiny.

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