Football fans the world over were ecstatic with celebration for the return of four-time African Footballer of the Year, Yaya Toure as he scored twice to rescue Manchester City and Coach Pep Guardiola from defeat at Crystal Palace.
Toure, making his first Premier League appearance of the season, combined with Nolito before firing City ahead.
Palace’s pressure paid off when Wilfried Zaha set up substitute Connor Wickham to smash home a second-half equaliser.
But Toure, who has not figured at all for City for almost three months, had the final word when he turned home Kevin de Bruyne’s corner from close range.
The win moves City second in the table, level on points with leaders Liverpool and with an identical goal difference.
At the Old Trafford, Olivier Giroud’s 89th-minute equaliser earned Arsenal a point and denied JoseMourinho’s Manchester United a victory they deserved at Old Trafford. Juan Mata looked to have put United on course for three points with a sweeping left-foot finish from Ander Herrera’s cut-back after 68 minutes.
Two goals from Victor Anichebe and another from Jermain Defoe gave Sunderland a deserved 3-0 win over fellow strugglers Hull City as David Moyes’ side registered back-to-back wins for only the third time in 2016.
Anichebe, who netted his first goal in 546 days against Bournemouth last time out, grabbed two more in 22 minutes after Defoe had opened the scoring from a Duncan Watmore knockdown with his 150th Premier League strike.