English Premiership

Toure keen for Cup action

Yaya Toure (file, Gallo Images)
Yaya Toure (file, Gallo Images)

London - Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure does not want to be rested for the League Cup and is keen to face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in Tuesday's third round encounter.

The teams met in the final of the competition two seasons ago with Manchester City rallying from behind to claim the trophy for a third time with a 3-1 victory.

Toure sparked the comeback when he scored the equaliser in the 55th minute, his third goal of the tournament in as many appearances that season.

"The League Cup is very important. I'm always there for those games. I don't want to stop and have a rest. I don't care about rest," the 32-year-old was quoted as saying by the British media.

"For me, until I get a serious injury, Toure is fit and wants to play. I hope I play against Sunderland. Why rested? I look younger and I want to play more.

"I feel like I'm 20 years old because what this club has done for me, and the fans, and until the last minute I want to fight for this club," the Ivory Coast captain added.

Fixtures
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Crystal Palace
Chelsea
Selhurst Park
Tue 07 Jul 20 19:00 PM (SAST)
Watford
Norwich City
Vicarage Road
Tue 07 Jul 20 21:15 PM (SAST)
Arsenal
Leicester City
Emirates Stadium
Results
Mon 06 Jul 20
Tottenham Hotspur 1
Everton 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Southampton 1
Manchester City 0
Sun 05 Jul 20
Liverpool 2
Aston Villa 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Liverpool
33
29
89
2. Manchester City
33
21
66
3. Leicester City
33
17
58
4. Chelsea
33
17
57