Kolo Toure was delighted to make a winning comeback in last night’s Carling Cup win over Birmingham City.
The Manchester City defender, back from his drugs ban, cleared off the line in Birmingham’s only threatening moment and earned an ovation at the end from a 25,070 Etihad crowd.
He told City’s website: “I just want to thank the boss for giving me the honour of being the captain tonight. The fans were behind me and I want to thank all the people who have supported me in a really hard time.
“I’m back doing what I love and I will enjoy it. I’ve been working really hard – I had only one week rest, because for me it was important to come back really strong. It’s been a nice night for me.”