Manchester City’s hopes of reaching the knock-out stages of the Champions League suffered a blow on Tuesday night, as they surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at CSKA Moscow.
With fans banned from the stadium over previous CSKA disturbances, Aguero tapped in the opener from Edin Dzeko’s pass just before the half-hour, before James Milner slid home for the second nine minutes later to give the Premier League side what was supposed to be a comfortable cushion at the break.
City looked to be on course for a first European win since last December, but Seydou Doumbia pulled one back for the home side on 64 minute, before Aleksandar Kolarov gave away a weak penalty four minutes from the end which Bedras Natcho duly converted.
In a match which presented Yaya Toure with a prime opportunity to rediscover his form, the Ivorian midfielder once again flattered to deceive, as he looked sluggish and off the pace outside of a commendable passing performance.
While he delivered a couple of incisive balls for both City goals, a crucial give-away led to the equalising spot-kick, and fans were seemingly none too pleased with his showing judging by the reaction after the final whistle.
Yaya Toure more of a liability than an asset for #MCFC these days— The Special John (@bainesyDiego10) October 21, 2014
LOST! Yaya Toure has not been seen all season! If found please can you stick him in a box and send him...anywhere really to be honest #MCFC— Kev Greenhalgh (@Scuzzlebutt84) October 21, 2014
Yaya Toure played shockingly tonight, the only player I thought proved he was putting everything into the game was Milner #mcfc— Samantha Hallam (@SammyLouise26) October 21, 2014
Yaya Toure should be dropped from the Man City team and forced to fight his way back in. Don't think he will fight and should be sold #MCFC— sorryimwatchingfooty (@imwatchingfooty) October 21, 2014
Yaya Toure can go away on the pitch with the fans and chant the sing "We're not really here" Definitely, he already is not here. #MCFC— Sandro 24 Bryant (@Sandro_96_) October 21, 2014
Yaya Toure HAS to be sold in January. . His passion to even play football let alone for city has completely gone and he needs to go!! #MCFC— Daniel Cork (@Corky2191) October 21, 2014
Ya Ya Toure is an absolute liability for #MCFC now. How much longer are we going to indulge his lazy & disinterested antics? Get rid— Maurice Kilbride (@MauriceKilbride) October 21, 2014
Would seriously consider dropping Toure for West Ham on Saturday. Hate to say it, he's becoming a liability! #mcfc— ⓣⓐⓛⓚⓘⓝⓖⓜⓒⓕⓒ (@mcfc_transfers) October 21, 2014
Lol. We don't even deserve to win. Yaya Toure have been absolutely rubbish & dreadful. #MCFC— Dzul Zaba✌ (@Dzulqhayril) October 21, 2014