Monday, April 14, 2014

Toure set to miss the rest of the season following Sunday's injury.

The season is almost certainly over for Manchester City's Yaya Toure after he limped off injured during his sides 3-2 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday with what seemed like a hamstring injury. According to City's manager, Toure will most likely miss the remainder of the season. The Ivorian international injured himself after hitting a shot high and wide into the Anfield Road end as City looked to reason after Raheem Sterling fired Liverpool ahead. Liverpool will later double their score 7 minutes after Yaya Toure was replaced via Reds defender Martin Skrtel. City fought back to draw level in the the second half, however, Philippe Coutino scored twelve minutes to stoppage time clenching the victory for the night.

Needless to say, Toure's injury is a big blow for City especially with only 6 games to go in the season, City lie 7 points away form leaders Liverpool with only 2 games in hand. The World Cup bound player will miss out on home fixtures against Sunderland, West Brom, Aston Vila and West Ham as well as the two all important  away games against Everton who are also in contention for the fourth spot on the table.

The African player of the year had an amazing season scoring 22 goals in all competitions, lets hope City will find a suitable replacement for this amazing striker.