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Toure fit for FA Cup final

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure will be available for selection for Saturday's FA Cup final against Wigan.

Last Updated: 13/05/13 at 11:57 Post Comment

Yaya Toure: Fit for Saturday's FA Cup final against Wigan

Yaya Toure: Fit for Saturday's FA Cup final against Wigan

The Ivory Coast international was substituted at half-time during last weekend's draw at Swansea and was rested for the midweek home win over West Brom.

But those were precautionary measures and Toure, who scored the winner in the 2011 FA Cup final win over Stoke City, has declared himself fully fit.

The 29-year-old said: "I am good. Sometimes it is difficult to play all the games at the same level and sometimes you can get an injury.

"But we have worked on that, trying to keep injury far away and try to concentrate on delivering at the weekend.

"I am already fit. I started training three days ago and I am well in now.

"I want to deliver a good game and help the team to achieve something important."

Winger Scott Sinclair has been ruled out after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot in his shoulder but otherwise City have no injury concerns.

Costel Pantilimon is expected to be selected ahead of England goalkeeper Joe Hart after playing in all the previous rounds.

James Milner said: "We are bitterly disappointed how the league went this year.

"The main thing is that we win a piece of silverware at the weekend, do that and take the momentum of winning a trophy into next season and have a good league campaign."

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e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

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uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

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amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

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