Yaya Toure & Joleon Lescott
Gnégnéri Yaya Touré (born 13 May 1983), commonly known as Yaya Touré, is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Premier League club Manchester City and the Côte d'Ivoire national team. He plays with the name Touré Yaya on his jersey. Joleon Patrick Lescott (born 16 August 1982) is an English footballer who plays for Manchester City. /5
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PAPER TALK THE TIMES Manchester City will not allow midfielder Yaya Toure, who says he is upset over the way the club treated him at his 31st birthday celebrations, to leave the Etihad and have no plans to open talks over a new deal for the Ivory Coast international. Ashley Cole, who is set to leave Chelsea, would prefer to sign for another Premier League club, despite attracting interest from Real Madrid, Monaco and Paris St Germain. THE SUN Centre-back Joleon Lescott is prepared to take a 50% pay cut in wages in order to stay in the Premier League after leaving Man City, with Aston Villa, West Ham and Hull City all keen on signing the England international on a free transfer. Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade is a shock contender for the vacant West Brom job. Manchester United's new boss Louis Van Gaal could make PSV Eindhoven striker Memphis Depay, who is in his Netherlands squad for the World Cup, one of his first Old Trafford signings. DAILY STAR Van Gaal will hold talks with England striker Wayne Roo ...
A round up of the transfer news, rumours A News from Tuesdays papers! Here is a round up of todays transfer rumours, Gossip and speculation from all today’s newspapers Yaya Toure wants to quit Manchester City and is so disillusioned he would even take a pay cut to rejoin Barcelona. (The Sun) Ashley Cole will quit Chelsea this summer after eight years at the club. (The Sun) Louis Van Gaal will hand over the managerial reigns at Manchester United to Ryan Giggs in three years. (The Sun) West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame is a £5million target for Liverpool, Arsenal and Newcastle. (The Sun) Everton want to bring Jack Rodwell back to Goodison Park from Manchester City in a £5million deal. (The Sun) James Milner will be offered a new deal to persuade him to stay at Manchester City. (The Sun) Aston Villa are desperate to land Manchester City free agent Joleon Lescott and hope a £70,000-a-week offer will tempt the defender to ditch a proposed move to Turkey. (The Sun) France and Porto defender Eliaquim Mangal ...
WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS: Yaya Toure wants to quit, James Milner to be offered a new contract and Aston Villa want Joleon Lescott? Read all about it: do you make of today's headlines?
Hull 0-1 Man City Hull are camped on the edge of the Manchester City area now, but the visitors' 10 men are still holding out. They have got another free-kick to deal with, though, because Edin Dzeko has fouled Ahmed Elmohamady to the right of the area. Before he takes it, I should tell you that City brought on Joleon Lescott for Yaya Toure, just before Fernandinho missed that chance. Around the same time, Hull's Liam Rosenior was booked, for a foul on Pabo Zabaleta.
Jose Mourinho: Manchester City are underachievers Manchester City have underachieved since their 2008 takeover by Sheikh Mansour, says Jose Mourinho. City won the FA Cup in 2011 and the Premier League title in 2012 but have only got beyond the Champions League group stage once in three attempts. "They won one title, won a couple of cups," said Chelsea boss Mourinho ahead of their away game at City on Monday. Man City's 'lucky' breaks Tim Krul and Chieck Tiote protest 26 December: 2-1 win v Liverpool - Raheem Sterling puts the ball in the net to give the Reds the lead, but is incorrectly flagged offside. - Luis Suarez has appeals for a penalty turned down in the closing minutes after having his shirt tugged by Joleon Lescott. 12 January: 2-0 win v Newcastle - Cheick Tiote's long-range equaliser is ruled out after an offside Yoan Gouffran is judged to have interfered with play. 29 January: 5-1 win v Tottenham - Trailing 1-0, Spurs have a goal harshly disallowed for offside when Michael Dawson touches in Chr ...
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini defended his line-up after their derby thumping of Manchester United. City started the game with ten foreign outfield players. "There is room for English players in the team," claimed Pellegrini after strikes from Sergio Aguero (2), Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri blew United away. "We have four or five English players and I hope Micah Richards will play in the Capital One Cup," he added. "Milner usually plays, we have Joe Hart, and we also have Jack Rodwell and Joleon Lescott."
has worried Yaya Toure by selling star player Joleon Lescott.
Man City Team news: Maicon has been ruled out for a month after undergoing minor knee surgery, while Gareth Barry and Vincent Kompany both remain doubtful for the trip to Villa although Roberto Mancini was far more positive on Barry's chances of a return. The City boss must decide whether to maintain the recent 4-5-1 formation rolled out against Chelsea, which saw Yaya Toure tuck in behind Sergio Aguero, or move back to 4-4-2, with Carlos Tevez perhaps the favourite to get the nod to partner his compatriot. Barry's return could see Jack Rodwell dropped to the bench, while Kolo Toure could retain his start in defence should Kompany fail to make it - Joleon Lescott, benched against Chelsea, presents an alternative. admin "Amit"
The month of a million tenuous links has begun and we’ll ensure none of the transfer rumours involving City slip under the radar. So what’s the best the January transfer window can bring us on New Year’s Day? Well, if you were looking for any major breaking news, you’ll be disappointed. In fact there was a time when you could rely on at least one story connecting the Blues with some mega-bucks transfer target, but there is actually precious little today. After scouring the usual suspects, the best we can come up with is two snippets of players linked with moves AWAY – and as Roberto Mancini has already said he can’t afford to lose any of his squad, they both look unlikely. TalkSPORT confirm as much as they report: “Mancini has ruled out letting Joleon Lescott leave Manchester City in January. “Lescott has been linked with a move back to his former club Everton, having lost his starting place at the Etihad Stadium this season. “But, with Yaya Toure and his brother Kolo heading to the Afr ...
Jamie Redknapp said Arsenal's midfield dominance ensured they earned a deserved point at Manchester City. "Alex Song did his best stuff going forward, but Arteta knows his strengths, sits in front of them and just patrols. He snuffs out a lot of danger that teams bring." Jamie Redknapp Pundit felt Arsene Wenger's side were superior for much of Sunday's clash at the Etihad Stadium, but they required a late goal from Laurent Koscielny to earn a 1-1 draw after falling behind to Joleon Lescott's first-half. Match report Roberto Mancini started with Javi Garcia and Yaya Toure in central midfield, but Redknapp felt they were overpowered by the strength of numbers that Arsenal had in that department. "I felt it was a really interesting match-up tactically, he said. "There were two different formations, but I felt Santi Cazorla for the whole game caused Manchester City so many problems. "Javi Garcia didn't know what to do at times. He didn't know whether to push in and mark one of the other midfield players or go ...
By Onwuchekwa Okechukwu. Sergio Aguero’s highly dramatic winner deep in stoppage time on the last day of last season makes for a perfect precursor for the 2012/13 season, alandmark 20th season of the English Premier League. That goal; which came moments after Manchester United’s match at Sunderland had ended, won Manchester City its first league title in 44 years and in essence confirmed that the ‘Big Four’ monopoly was truly now broken. Unlike previous windows however, City’s foray in the transfer market this time has been limited but it’s not like Roberto Mancini needed to bully the rest of Europe with his club chairman’s billions. He did however pull a shock signing in JackRodwell from Everton for £15m to add to a rich squad that comprises Yaya Toure, David Silva, James Milner, Gareth Barry, Vincent Kompany, Gael Clichy, Joe Hart and Joleon Lescott (an old Everton player himself). Add those to a glamourous forward line made up of Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and the attention magnet ...
Premier League sponsors Barclays are considering dropping champagne as the Man of the Match award to avoid offending Muslim players. Manchester City ace Yaya Toure turned down the traditional prize after his side beat Newcastle three weeks ago. As teammate Joleon Lescott tried to hand him a bottle on live TV, Yaya, 29, said: “I don’t drink because I am a Muslim, so you keep it.” Manchester United stars are said to have joked a week later that they had better make the most of the bubbly in case it gets scrapped. A source said: “The bank is all over the bottle, so Barclays wonder whether it is acceptable to give alcohol, given that so many nationalities are in the league.”
Yaya Toure refused to accept champagne and now the Premier League is looking into its tradition of handing magnums to the man of the match. Toure, however, refused to accept the bottle and immediately handed it over to teammate Joleon Lescott. Toure is a devout Muslim who does not drink alcohol. "I don't drink because I am a Muslim," Toure told Lescott. "So you keep it."
Yaya Toure turns down man - of - the - match Champagne on religious grounds. He thus handed d large bottle of alcohol 2 team mate Joleon Lescott
DEFINING MOMENT FOR ISLAM IN EPL: Yaya Toure man of the match turns down the champagne and said.' I dont drink bcoz i am a muslim, so u keep it" as he passed the champagne to joleon lescott. Sumber NST 8.5.12 pg 63 n youtube.
Yaya Toure (Manchester City) said after he was given a CHAMPAGNE as award for the "Man of the Match" against Newcastle. “I DONT DRINK BECAUSE I'M A MUSLIM,” the former Barca man said to his team-mate. He may have been Man City’s top performer in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Newcastle at the Sports Direct Arena, but the Ivorian midfielder was having none of the man of the match Champagne after the game, instead kindly donating his magnum to Joleon Lescott. I'm so proud of you TOURE!!!
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GK – Joe Hart (6) Did not have an awful lot to do, but was mostly solid apart from one flappy moment later on. DR – Pablo Zabaleta (7) Always there and strong in the tackle, the Argentine had a fine game as Micah Richards was rested after recovering from injury . DL – Gael Clichy (7) Like Zabaleta was solid defensively, but showed some attacking ability and almost scored a rare late goal. DC – Vincent Kompany (8) The City skipper was a colossus at the back, restricting United to zero shots on target and scoring a towering header. Clear man of the match. DC – Joleon Lescott (7) Did not put a foot wrong alongside Kompany as Wayne Rooney was left chasing shadows MR – Samir Nasri (7) Showed great composure and technique throughout, a calming presence as City wound down the clock too. ML – David Silva (6) A quiet game by his precocious standards but looked lively with his dribbling and running MC – Yaya Toure (8) A monster in midfield as Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick struggled to impose them ...
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