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Toure says title still in City hands

Defender Kolo Toure believes Manchester City -- at their best -- should be unstoppable in the title race and showed why on Thursday.

Toure has been concerned by City's recent blip, which has seen them knocked off the top of the Premier League and eliminated from the Europa League in the last five days.

Yet after falling 3-0 behind on aggregate, City produced a superb final half-hour against Sporting Lisbon at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday to miss out on a place in the quarter-finals only on away goals.

Toure now hopes that late flurry can generate some momentum as City, trailing Manchester United by a point, switch their full attention to the Premier League for their last 10 games of the season.

The Ivory Coast international said: "That showed we have the strength and some great quality in there.

"We just need to show that from the first minute. If we start like we played in that last 30 minutes, nobody can stop us.

"We need to put that in from the first minute -- 100 per cent until the end of the game with high concentration, that is the most important.

"The Premier League is still in our hands, we don't give up, we have to give all."