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04 Nov 2013 11:01:55

Toure back to his best at Man City

What a difference a week made for Yaya Toure. Despondent after Manchester City lost 2-1 to Premier League rivals Chelsea, The Ivory Coast midfielder had a field day in the 7-0 thumping of Norwich, scoring with a superb free-kick.

There were goals in Germany for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Borussia Dortmund and Domi Kumbela, who hit the winner for Eintracht Braunschweig in a big upset over Bayer Leverkusen.

In Russia, Seydou Doumbia with CSKA Moscow, Gerard Gohou with FC

FC Krasnodar and Dame N'Doye with Lokomotiv Moscow all found the net

ENGLAND

YAYA TOURE (Manchester City)

Toure took his tally of goals for the season to five with yet another exquisite free-kick -- his third of the campaign -- in a 7-0 annihilation of Norwich City. Having earlier played a part in goals for David Silva and Alvardo Negredo, the Ivory Coast midfielder found the net in the 60th minute with a 20-yard free-kick that arced into the top-left corner.

SEBASTIEN BASSONG (Norwich City)

Bassong endured a miserable afternoon at the Etihad Stadium as his side shipped seven goals. The Cameroonian centre-back was culpable for City's sixth goal, in the 71st minute, after producing an unconvincing clearance that was gratefully lashed home by Sergio Aguero.

SAMUEL ETO'O (Chelsea)

Cameroon superstar Eto'o was introduced as a late substitute but was unable to prevent Chelsea slipping to a surprise 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United. The 32-year-old could have won a penalty after his shot appeared to strike Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa on the arm, while he saw another effort blocked by Mathieu Debuchy.

YANNICK SAGBO (Hull City)

Sagbo did not get on the score-sheet in Hull's 1-0 victory at home to Sunderland, but he played a telling role in the winning goal. In his attempts to attack a right-wing cross from Liam Rosenior, the Ivorian forced Carlos Cuellar to put through his own goal in the 25th minute.

FRANCE

JORDAN AYEW (Marseille)

The 22-year-old striker got the goal that ended Marseille's frustrating run of five straight defeats with Friday's 1-1 stalemate at Rennes. The Ghana international secured his first goal in 10 months of Ligue 1 action when striking right-footed from near the penalty spot in the 16th minute.

CEDRIC MONGONGU (Evian/Thonon)

The Democratic Republic of Congo centre back played a decisive role in Evian's 2-1 home win over Toulouse. With the game heading for a draw the Kinshasa-born Mongongu, who was raised in France, stepped up to convert a penalty in the third minute of injury time for a win that helped put some distance between his club and the relegation zone.

SPAIN

NABIL EL-ZHAR (Levante)

Moroccan playmaker El-Zhar had a first-half penalty saved as Levante lost for just the third time this season 1-0 at home to Granada on Sunday.

STEPHANE MBIA (Sevilla)

Mbia came within inches of his first goal for Sevilla in their 1-0 defeat to Celta Vigo on Saturday. The Cameroonian midfielder struck the post from Ivan Rakitic's cross midway through the second-half before being replaced with 17 minutes remaining.

ITALY

SULLEY MUNTARI (AC Milan)

Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari put in a good performance for AC Milan, despite giving away the free kick that led to Fiorentina's opening goal in a 2-0 win. Muntari had a number of shots early on for Milan but they failed to threaten Neto in the visitors' net.

KWADWO ASAMOAH (Juventus)

Asamoah's normally influential offensive game for the Bianconeri was limited by the pacy movement of Parma forward Jonathan Biabiany, who gave the Ghanaian midfielder plenty to worry about during Saturday's 1-0 win. Asamoah was frustrated and will look to make amends in Tuesday's Champions League clash at home to Real Madrid.

SAPHIR TAIDER (Inter Milan)

Algerian Taider boosted his growing stock with Inter when he delivered a perfect free kick for Argentinian striker Rodrigo Palacio to head the visitors into the lead away to Udinese on 25 minutes. Inter went on to win 3-0.

RUSSIA

SEYDOU DOUMBIA (CSKA Moscow)

The Ivory Coast striker spearheaded the CSKA attack away to Volga at Nizhny Novgorod, rattling the woodwork with a header after just six minutes. He levelled the score at 11 after 34 minutes and had another goal opportunity in the 81st minute but his header was well saved. CSKA won 2-1

GERARD GOHOU (FC Krasnodar)

The Ivory Coast forward came on as a substitute in the 69th minute of the Krasnodar derby clash with Kuban, but despite scoring with a close range effort in injury time he was unable to prevents his side losing 2-1

DAME N'DOYE (Lokomotiv Moscow)

The Senegalese forward put Lokomotiv 1-0 up in the seventth minute of the Moscow derby and he kept Spartak's defence under constant pressure before adding a a third for his side in the 77th minute after beating the offside trap. Lokomotic eventually won 3-1 to take second place in the top flight league.

GERMANY

PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG (Borussia Dortmund)

The Gabon international scored his seventh goal of the Bundesliga campaign in the 6-1 demolition of Stuttgart, finding the net in the 81st minute. He found the target after being set up by Robert Lewandowski who hit a hat-trick in the game.

DOMI KUMBELA (Eintracht Braunschweig)

Kumbela stunned high-flying Bayer Leverkusen with the only goal in a 1-0 win for bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig. It was only their second win of the season and first on home ground. The goal for the Conga player came nine minutes from time off an assist by Norman Theuerkauf.


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