Apr 27, 2014 at 4.10pm UK at ‚ÄčSelhurst Park
Crystal Palace
Man CityManchester City

Delaney (24'), Dann (56'), Ward (71')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Dzeko (4'), Toure (43')
Zabaleta (32')

Manuel Pellegrini: 'Yaya Toure is very important'

Pellegrini: 'Toure is very important'
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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits that Yaya Toure is "very important" to his side following his man of the match display in today's 2-0 win over Palace.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has talked up the importance of midfielder Yaya Toure to his side.

Toure returned to the starting lineup from injury this afternoon, creating one and scoring another in a man of the match display as City increased their title credentials with a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Ivorian was taken off just after the hour mark due to his recent absence, and Pellegrini admitted that he didn't know whether he would be 100% fit for next weekend's crucial match against Everton.

"We hope, but we don't know. You saw him, he was very important for both goals. Yaya only worked with the team the last two days, that's why he didn't play more than 60 minutes. But he's a very important player for us," Pellegrini told reporters.

"He's a top player, and in the 10 days he was injured he doesn't lose too much on his football condition. So he just played 60 minutes because he was very tired, but he's a very important player for us.

"The most important thing is that we don't depend on just one player. We have a squad and in every game I try to choose the best players that will fit for that moment. Having Yaya fit will be very important."

The Premier League title is now in Manchester City's hands due to their superior goal difference and game in hand over Liverpool, who lost 2-0 to Chelsea today.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City scores his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Crystal Palace on April 27, 2014
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