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Yaya Toure returns from AFCON



Following his Africa Cup of Nations triumph with the Ivory Coast, Yaya Toure has returned to Manchester to report for training.

The Ivorian, who became a continental champion alongside compatriot and new City striker Wilfried Bony on Sunday night, took part in this morning's session and was greeted by congratulatory hugs and well wishes from all at the Club...


Toure played a crucial part in the Elephants' final success, tucking away the crucial fifth penalty for his side in the shoot-out, sending the clash to sudden death.


Goalkeeper Boubacar Barry netted the decisive spot-kick to secure a first AFCON win for the Ivory Coast for 23 years, and captain Toure was the first to receive the coveted trophy.


After days of memorable celebrations in his home country, the 31-year-old today strode back into the City Football Academy, determined to kick on and help his Club to similar success.


Manuel Pellegrini expressed his delight at his midfielder's achievements ahead of the session.


As did assistant manager Ruben Cousillas Fuse.


The goalkeeping coach was the next to shake the hand of the African champion.


Then, it was time to get down to business.


Synchronised stretching in the gym is quite a sight!

Vinny and James

The lads are in fine spirits, following Wednesday night's thumping win over Stoke.


Though we're not quite sure what Vincent Kompany was trying to explain to Joe Hart here!

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