"There was quite big pressure and I think today we needed to deliver," Toure told Sky Sports News.
"Villa played very well in the first half but after that I think we managed and it was a great three points.
"Today we showed we have a fantastic squad, we are sad with Jack [Rodwell, who went off injured], but this is an important day for us. Twelve points is a lot but it's not finished."
City host Barnsley in the FA Cup on Saturday.