The win puts City up into third place in the Premier League table, just six points behind Jose Mourinho's Blues - but City still have three games in hand, which could see them take first place.
It was impressive to see City coast to victory without the likes of Vincent Kompany, Jesus Navas and Sergio Aguero, but the star performance came from hat-trick hero Toure, who bagged two penalties and a stunning long range strike to put City 3-0 up before he was hauled off for Jack Rodwell.
City fans on Twitter were evidently delighted with the Ivorian's display, suggesting he is the best central midfielder in the world and that he is a club legend.
Just a little warning sent out for tuesday night! Yaya bags a hatrick and he doesnt even get out of first gear #mcfc— Brad Goddard (@Bradmcfc10) March 22, 2014
Yaya goal today just unbelievable.. Suarez is leagues best player this year but I think #mcfc have the next four best after him.— Ryan Catanese (@rcatanese) March 22, 2014
Yaya toure is a machine! Good win in the end and could have been more #mcfc— Dean Evans (@D3vanss) March 22, 2014
5-0 City. Yaya the star. 3rd goal a cracker #mcfc— Richard Houghton (@richard040560) March 22, 2014
If Yaya is on song for the run-in, we will be very hard to stop. #mcfc— Alan Chichester (@chichester_city) March 22, 2014
We don't need strikers, just play Yaya upfront!! #MCFC— Aidan Riches (@Aidan_JRiches) March 22, 2014