Manchester City latest: Boss hints at Toure recovery time; says side will ‘fight to the end’

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The Mirror reports that Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini hopes midfielder Yaya Toure will be back from injury in around two weeks.

The Ivory Coast international suffered a groin injury in Sunday’s match against Liverpool, and the Chilean said, “Yaya has a muscle injury. We will see with the doctor how many days he will be out.

“Maybe it is not so bad. He needs at least 10 days or two weeks to recover.”

That means City will be without the dominant midfielder for the matches against Sunderland, West Bromwich Albion and possibly Crystal Palace.

In other news, Pellegrini believes his side can still win the title despite losing 3-2 at the weekend and going seven points behind Liverpool as a consequence.

In quotes published by Sky Sports, the City boss said, “I think the team knows perfectly what they have to do.

“We lost that game but we still have to play six games more and we will fight to the end to win the title.”

And finally, City’s women’s team is being touted as one of the favourites to win the Women’s Super League 1 following some impressive recruitment in recent months.

The Guardian runs a very interesting feature on the women’s game that is well worth a read.

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