Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Toure Back in the Frame after Baggies Display

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Toure Back in the Frame after Baggies Display

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PEP Guardiola has indicated Yaya Toure is back in favour at City after playing him in the Carabao Cup.

The Ivorian was left on the bench for the first three games of the season before being omitted from matchday squads altogether for what was described as an unspecified "sporting decision".

Having exiled him until November last season after the decision to leave the player out of City's Champions League squad brought an outburst from agent Dmitri Seluk, Guardiola has again shown willing to progress without the veteran midfielder.

But a recent change of heart saw Toure back into the side for the Carabao Cup game at West Brom, captaining the team as they won 2-1 to book a fourth round clash with Wolves.

Speaking after the game, the manager made no reference to the reasons that had previously led him to exclude Toure this season as he explained what the future holds. …

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