Yaya Toure got a brief game-ending cameo in the Blues 1-1 draw at the Liberty Stadium with Swansea City. Long an enigma to observers, Toure's game was a large part of transforming the Blues from "noisy neighbors" to twice Champions of England. For whatever reason in recent months the words "lazy," and " useless" have been associated with Toure.
In all likelihood the galloping midfielder is moving on, having just turned 33. But his six seasons at the club netted five major trophies and in each triumph Toure played a unique role.
Let's look back through these videos.
Toure scores in the Blues stunning 1-0 win over Manchester United in the FA Cup semifinal at Wembley in April 2011. This game was the single-biggest arguably in City's transformation. Toure again scored the loan goal in the 1-0 FA Cup Final win versus Stoke City: With the Blues needing a win in the next last matchday of the 2011-12 season at Newcastle to stay ahead of Manchester United, Roberto Mancini for the first time pushed Toure into a number ten role with the match deadlocked at 0-0 in minute 60. The Ivorian responded with two late goals which ultimately were the difference in the title race. En route to the 2013-14 Premier League title Toure scored this amazing goal at the Etihad against Sunderland: Earlier this season the club put out a compilation of Toure's best goals for Manchester City: