What a morning.
From the moment he was announced as a surprising to starter to well past kickoff, Yaya Toure’s name danced through the Premier League stratosphere.
It will continue to do so after the Ivorian scored not once but twice in his first Premier League game under Pep Guardiola.
The first was a Barcelona-infused deep possession from City, with Toure influentially touching the ball several times in combining with Nolito for the opener.
Connor Wickham had leveled for Crystal Palace, but Toure ghosted into the box to convert a corner kick and give City all three points.
Next up for City is a road Champions League tilt with Borussia Monchengladbach before staying on the road for a PL match at Burnley. Will Yaya continue to feature?