Yaya Toure can"t believe Manchester City have been given a chance

I can't believe United have given us hope in title race, admits City's midfield star Yaya Toure

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17:01 GMT, 23 April 2012

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has admitted he can't believe his side have been given another chance to win the title.

Two poor results for Manchester United, a defeat at Wigan two weeks ago and draw at home to Everton on Sunday, has seen their lead cut from eight to three points.

And next Monday's Manchester derby is a virtual title decider.

Right back in the race: City won at Wolves on Sunday to close the gap on United

Right back in the race: City won at Wolves on Sunday to close the gap on United

Toure said: 'United’s result was amazing. It was an unbelievable day for us with United dropping points at home. For me, it was strange.

'We found out about it on the bus on the way to Wolves. It was quite unbelievable and we now have to try and take advantage.

'We did the first part by beating Wolves but we have to settle down and continue to work hard because United still have three points more than us.

'We have to play them at home and, if you look at the record of United, they are very strong away and it will be a very difficult test for us.

'I think this year the club need to win the cup (title) and it will be difficult.

'But we need to win this derby because it will be one of the most important games the club have had.'

City didn't cope with the pressure
very well when they were leading in the title race early in March,
dropping a number of points and letting United steal a march.

Toure is sure City's big players will ensure they cope better now.

'People say we looked nervous at stages of the game and we have a lot of young players and not so many experienced ones.

What's going on Manchester United's title hopes suffered a blow on Sunday

What's going on Manchester United's title hopes suffered a blow on Sunday

'When your big rivals drop points at home, and you have to win your game, it is quite difficult.

'But with the players we have, it can make the difference all of the time with the likes of Aguero, Tevez and Nasri, and we did the job.'

Toure also reminded fans of both clubs that the eventual destiny of the title doesn't only depend on events at the Etihad.

Manchester City travel Newcastle and host QPR after the derby, while Manchester United play Swansea at home, and then Sunderland away on the final day of the season.

'They are very difficult games to come,' Toure added on Sky. 'We have United, then Newcastle who are playing well at home.

'These games will be very tough until the end of the season, and QPR are playing well as well.

'But, with the team we have, if we win something this year it will be fantastic for us.'