EPORTS of the demise of Yaya Toure are greatly exaggerated.
The big Ivorian has been written offff, questioned, slated and painted as a man on the threshold of the exit door in recent weeks.
But he reminded everyone that, when his head is screwed on right, he is still a player who can take a game in the grip of his mighty paws and squeeze it until the opposition pips squeak.
He was not alone. ThThere were others in this City team whose right to wear the sky blue have been questioned in recent times – and most of them rose to the challenge and made a statement.
No- one should get too carried away as West Ham looked like a team already dreaming of the hotspots of Dubai, or Dominique, or wherever footballers spend their summers these days.
But City needed a dominant display, needed to remind themselves that they ARE still champions, and can still play quality football.
They did just that, and