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Students halt Newcastle traffic with Yaya chant

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Traffic in Newcastle came to a standstill for more than 10 minutes after dozens of students spilled out into the streets at 3am to sing about Yaya Toure.

Buoyed by England's qualification for the World Cup on Tuesday night, revellers began dancing and singing the chant about Yaya and his brother Kolo, a favourite rendition among Manchester City fans.

Furious taxi drivers beeped their horns in vain as the drinkers enjoyed themselves.

City fans chant the pair's name to the tune of 2 Unlimited's 1993 chart-topper 'No Limit'.

City supporter Joe Friar, 20, told the Manchester Evening News: "One of my flatmates is a Chelsea fan and he loves the Yaya/Kolo Toure chant and the actions after seeing me do it.

"We came out of a club and he started doing it in the middle of the road for some reason.

"I'd had a few so I joined in, being a Blue, and then loads of other people who were coming out of clubs started doing it as well and it seemed to catch on. It's pretty easy to pick up.

"It ended up going on for about 10 minutes - it was bizarre."

Toure himself tweeted the video and said: 'Thank you for the dedication from Newcastle lol!"

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