Why Manchester City have missed Yaya Toure so much

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Sunday March 01, 2015 - 23:46:30 in News In English by Somalilandnew Reporter
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    Why Manchester City have missed Yaya Toure so much

    Before last week's much-needed win at Stoke, the defending champions went four league games without victory and went from being joint-top with Chelsea to seven points behind Jose Mourinho's men.

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Before last week's much-needed win at Stoke, the defending champions went four league games without victory and went from being joint-top with Chelsea to seven points behind Jose Mourinho's men.
That slump in form coincided with Toure being away at the Africa Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast, leaving City without any drive in midfield in his absence.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure
City also went out of the FA Cup while Toure was in Equatorial Guinea with Ivory Coast
City boss Manuel Pellegrini must hope Toure and new £25m striker Wilfried Bony make a difference against Newcastle at the start of a massive week that also sees them play Barcelona in the Champions League then take on in-form Liverpool at Anfield.
Signings have improved squad, not first team


Bony is a proven Premier League striker but City badly need him to be a player that pushes them on - not a back-up, but someone who makes it almost impossible for him to be dropped.
That has not happened anywhere near often enough with their recent buys and what we have seen over the past six weeks shows that it is City's first team which needs strengthening, not their squad.
Yes, they have been hit by injuries and loss of form by other key players during the same period.
But Toure was also their star man last season and the biggest reason they rely on him so much stems from the fact their signings since they won their first Premier League title in 2012 have not been as good as they should have been.


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