BBC Sport - Man City 5-0 Fulham: Pellegrini wants free role for Yaya Toure

Pellegrini wants free role for Toure

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says it is important for his team to free Yaya Toure of defensive responsibilities, after the midfielder scored a hat-trick in a 5-0 win over Fulham.

Toure scored twice from the penalty spot, before unleashing a stunning 25-yard shot for his third, with Fernandinho and Martin Demichelis completing the rout.

Toure's hat-trick is the seventh so far in the Premier League this season, but Manchester City's first in the league since April 2012.

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