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Manchester City: Mario Balotelli and Yaya Toure penalty debate divides supporters

Manchester City: Mario Balotelli and Yaya Toure penalty debate divides supporters

After Manchester City news account City Chief posted the greatest ultimatum to supporters, offering a choice between Mario Balotelli and Yaya Toure to take a last minute penalty to win a hypothetical match, fans have been split ever since over who they would entrust with the responsibility. 

Both players wrote themselves into Sky Blue folklore with their stunning contributions at the beginning of the Sheikh Mansour era – with Balotelli famously sporting the ‘Why Always Me?’ shirt in the historic 6-1 Old Trafford derby win and providing the assist for Sergio Aguero’s title-winning goal against QPR.

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Meanwhile, Yaya Toure’s record in big games has cemented his place as one of City’s most important ever midfielders – scoring the winner in both the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and final, a brace away to Newcastle in their penultimate 2011/2012 game, a stunning long-range effort against Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final and the winning penalty against Liverpool in the same competition two seasons later.

Both players were also prolific spot-kick takers, with Balotelli and Toure both never missing a penalty during their time with City, as per Transfermarkt. 

Here’s how divided the fans were on Twitter over the debate.

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