Manchester City 3 Sunderland 1: Yaya Toure hails his greatest ever goal in Capital One Cup final
Ivory Coast midfielder bent in a long-range effort in the 55th minute
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has said that his long-range strike effort against Sunderland to equalise in City's 3-1 Capital One Cup final victory on Sunday was the best goal he has scored in his career.
The Ivory Coast midfielder bent in a delightful effort in the 55th minute to cancel out Fabio Borini's first half goal for Sunderland. Samir Nasri then put Manuel Pellegrini's side ahead with another sublime goal one minute later, before Jesus Navas added a third in the dying stages of the game.
"[The match] was unbelievable. We needed to win today," Toure said after the win.
"Sunderland made it difficult for us in the first half but we played well in the second half.
"The final is only one game and you need to enjoy it."
When asked if it was best strike of his career, Toure answered:
"I think so, yes. It was important as well. Samir scored a great one too."
City captain Vincent Kompany added: "You have got to cherish every trophy and this is another.
"We had to step it up in the second half. Our first half performance was not up to standard. This means everything."
Latest in Sport
West Ham vs Arsenal match report: Sam Allardyce fumes at referee as Arsenal push on towards top four
Tottenham vs Manchester United match report: Hugo Lloris blocks Manchester United from putting pressure on Premier League title rivals
Liverpool vs Swansea preview: 'Jonjo Shelvey is lazy, he needs to wise up,' says Garry Monk
Arsenal transfer news: William Carvalho to be subject of £20m bid
West Ham 1 Arsenal 2 player ratings: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain? Andy Carroll? Alexis Sanchez? Who was the star man?
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Doctors remove 80 teeth from boy's jaw
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk