AFCON: Elephants start on a positive
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure and Arsenal’s Yao Gervinho each had a goal and an assist as the Elephants beat Togo.
Just after three minutes, Togo should have been ahead but striker Emmanuel Adebayor squandered a great opportunity with only the keeper to beat after a blunder from Kolo Toure.
However, the Ivorians got the grasp of the game with Yaya Toure opening the scores in the 7th minute beating the Togolese keeper with a deflected shot.
Toure almost got his and Ivory Coast’s second as the half wore on but his beauty of a shot came off the post.
Togo pulled back the equalizer just a minute to half time through Jonathan Ayite who struck in from a poorly defended corner.
After seemingly that the game would end in a stalemate, Gervinho pulled a rabbit from the hat and handed Ivory Coast the winner in the 88th minute tapping from a tight angle a Yaya Toure freekick.
The win now sees Ivory Coast top Group D