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Bad to worse for trailing City: Yaya Toure off with apparent groin injury

Cardiff City v Manchester City - Premier League

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 25: Yaya Toure of Manchester City in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester City at Cardiff City Stadium on August 25, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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A bad start for Manchester City has only gotten worse, as Yaya Toure tweaked his groin on a long-range attempt that went far from the frame.

Yaya subbed off for Javi Garcia before the clock hit 19 minutes gone, and City already trails Liverpool 1-0 on Raheem Sterling’s sixth-minute goal (on a magnificent through ball from Luis Suarez).

Handling broadcast duties for NBC with Arlo White, USMNT goalkeeper Tim Howard rightly described Yaya as Manchester City’s “engine.”

Yaya has 18 goals and 5 assists in 30 Premier League matches this season, adding four goals and two assists in 17 Cup appearances.

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