One place I'll be writing at over the course of the season is EPL Index and here I take a look at his importance to the side in tonight's performance, which included the following statistical return:
Passing: 41/48 (85%)
3/4 tackles won
7/10 possession duels won
1/1 aerial duels won
Some all round performance eh?
What was of particular interest to me was quite how advanced Toure played, particularly before the introduction of Sergio Aguero when he was very much in support of Edin Dzeko - a tactic we saw towards the end of last season.
This Guardian Chalkboard illustrates this perfectly, showing that some 74% of the passes Toure made were in the Swansea half, the majority of which were around the edge of the box.