The midfielder said points to the city with a long-term effort with 15 minutes left on a goal from Peter Crouch hour markers season contender.
Draw head visible in the city this time, with Manchester United face Fulham on Monday, but the defender has asked the rest of the team to stay calm.
Speaking to ESPN after the game, said: "It's really important not to panic now today we have attracted a good team ..
"It's always tough to play against Stoke, but I think the most important thing is to keep going, keep working hard.
"Hopefully if United can take to reduce the points will be important for the race. I think we have to work hard and continue to be yourself."
Yaya also talk about impairment to the shape of the city since Christmas and recognize that it is always difficult for Stoke.
He continued: "It is difficult because the pressure and the distance is always difficult.
"Stoke is very difficult and very strong during the holidays and I think we deserved out today because Stoke did very well and caused us many problems.
"I think the most important is that we continue to win and wait for Monday and see what that does."
Brother of former Barcelona player, who called his thoughts, praising the efforts and performance of Stoke, and stressed the importance of character.
He said: "It's always difficult to Britannia Every time I play or fan that he will be a tough game, especially outside ..
"I think today we're a little disappointed with the two points down at the end of the day, but I think it is a good result.
"This is a race and the title character] is very important. We will watch the game in the United Monday and hope it does not do very well.
"From now on, we have to think every game like a final. Today I thought we played a good game.
"Stoke played very well put us under pressure. The reaction is huge. This is a major attack by Yaya and now we are looking for the next game."