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Yaya Toure: 'Manchester City fans love me'

Yaya Toure says that Manchester City fans love him and hopes to repay their faith by winning the Champions League for them this season.

Yaya Toure believes that he is adored by Manchester City fans and would like to deliver a Champions League title to express his gratitude to them.

The midfielder came in for some criticism following his performance in the 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich on Wednesday, the latest in a series of mixed displays from the Ivorian.

However, Toure, who has helped the Citizens to four trophies since joining in 2010 - including two Premier League titles - is sure that the City fans love him despite his early-season form.

"I know the fans love me; they are always good to me," he told BBC Sport. "My target now is the Champions League. I want to win it for them."

The Premier League champions face Chelsea at the Etihad on Sunday.


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Yaya Toure of Manchester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2013
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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