The Citizens scored late in the game much to the heartbreak of the Crystal Palace supporters.
Yaya Toure was handed his first Premier League start since April, and the Ivorian repaid the faith by scoring a brace at Selhurst Park, including the eventual match-winner in the 83rd min.
The fans were delighted by the midfielder’s performance, and was rightfully applauded by the supporters.
— Roberto Mancini (@robymancio) November 19, 2016
Yaya Toure has the same amount of goals as Paul Pogba in the premier league this season. He’s played once
— J (@SimpIySane) November 19, 2016
1 – Yaya Toure will make his first Premier League start for Manchester City since April (v Stoke City). Restored.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 19, 2016
Yaya Toure’s back 🔥🔥🔥
— The F2 (@TheF2) November 19, 2016
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 19, 2016
Yaya Toure be like… pic.twitter.com/mr5QNDmXFb
— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) November 19, 2016
Great to have you back Yaya 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/smFLYLZ7cG
— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) November 19, 2016
Away fans belting out, “Oh Yaya Touré, I think we should pay you some more.”
What a return for the big man. pic.twitter.com/pltb3JI7uC
— City Watch (@City_Watch) November 19, 2016
Toure was given a standing ovation by his City team-mates when he entered the dressing room after the match. What a turnaround
— Sam Lee (@Sammy_Goal) November 19, 2016
There were praises for Kevin De Bruyne as well, who was impressive yet again.
De Bruyne> Ozil. Had to be said
— Hashad (@SimplyWilshere) November 19, 2016
De Bruyne is running the show here. COME ON CITY!
— MCFC Info (@MCFClnfo) November 19, 2016
Kevin De Bruyne: Has registered more assists (7) than any other player in the Premier League this season
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) November 19, 2016
— Kristof Terreur 📰 (@HLNinEngeland) November 19, 2016
Since leaving Chelsea, De Bruyne has 42 assists (and 22 goals) in 86 league matches, which is borderline ridiculous. Productivity machine.
— Sid. (@Sid_Chaurasiya) November 19, 2016