City confirm UEFA complaint

Manchester City have made a formal complaint to UEFA over alleged racist abuse suffered by Yaya Toure against CSKA Moscow.

The Ivory Coast midfielder claimed he was the subject of abusive chanting from some sections of the crowd during the 2-1 UEFA Champions League victory at the Arena Khimki on Wednesday, telling the media after the match that he had reported the taunts to referee Ovidiu Hategan.

He also used the opportunity to call on the European governing body to take firm action, adding: "It's unbelievable. I think UEFA needs to do something strong."

And City have now followed that with an official complaint of their own, with a club statement on Thursday adding: "Manchester City FC can confirm that it has today issued a written formal complaint to UEFA regarding the events of last night’s game against CSKA Moscow.

"It follows the complaint which was raised to the UEFA delegate immediately after the conclusion of the game.

"It is noted that UEFA have opened proceedings into the matter and we await the findings in due course."