Yaya Toure Midfielder makes surprise start, scores for City

Toure's return to the team comes shortly after he apologised to Guardiola for "misunderstandings of the past".

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Manchester City's Yaya Toure (C) celebrates with Kevin De Bruyne (L) and Fernandinho (R) after scoring his second goal against Crystal Palace on November 19, 2016 play

Manchester City's Yaya Toure (C) celebrates with Kevin De Bruyne (L) and Fernandinho (R) after scoring his second goal against Crystal Palace on November 19, 2016

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Yaya Toure was set to make his first Premier League appearance for Manchester City this season after the Ivory Coast midfielder was surprisingly named in the starting line-up at Crystal Palace on Saturday.

He marked his return with a goal in the 39th minute of City's Premier League clash at Palace

Out-of-favour Toure's only previous appearance since Pep Guardiola's appointment as City manager came in a Champions League qualifier against Steaua Bucharest in August.

Toure's return to the team comes shortly after he apologised to Guardiola for "misunderstandings of the past".

His agent Dimitri Seluk had been critical of Guardiola, accusing him of "humiliating" Toure by omitting him from City's Champions League group stage squad.

Toure was also sold by Barcelona to City when Guardiola was manager of the Spanish club.

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