Man City’s Yaya Toure predicts ‘very tough and tight’ title race

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure predicts a "very tough and tight" title race after a 5-0 victory over Fulham

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Yaya Toure is predicting a “very, very tough and tight” Premier League title race after Manchester City were 5-0 winners against Fulham.

The Ivory Coast international scored the Citizens’s opening two goals from the penalty spot, with Fulham defender Fernando Amborieta receiving a red card in the second half.

We have only one thing to think about, the Premier League, Chelsea have two. It is going to be very, very tough and tight

Yaya Toure

The former Barcelona midfielder completed his hat-trick in the 65th minute before South Americans Fernandinho and Martin Demichelis added late strikes at The Etihad.

City have moved to within six points of leaders Chelsea, who have played three games more than Manuel Pellegrini’s men, and Toure is relishing the Manchester derby on Tuesday.

“That is the only time I have scored a hat-trick in my career. I am very happy and I think it is very important for the confidence for the next game,” Toure told BBC Sport.

“The team played very well. Credit to the manager because we are playing more attacking, we are always pressing high.

“It’s very easy for me to be concentrating on doing something like I did today.

“We have only one thing to think about, the Premier League, Chelsea have two. It is going to be very, very tough and tight.”

Toure has scored 16 goals in 27 Premier League games this season.

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