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Apr 8, 2017 at 3pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 54,393
Man CityManchester City
3-1
Hull City
Elmohamady (31' og.), Aguero (48'), Delph (64')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Ranocchia (85')
Evandro (28'), N'Diaye (69')

Result: Manchester City make light work of Hull City

Manchester City return to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Hull City at the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City have recorded a 3-1 victory over Hull City to boost their hopes of achieving a top-four place in the Premier League table.

An own goal from Ahmed Elmohamady set City on their way before second-half efforts from Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph completed the scoring for the home side.

Andrea Ranocchia netted a late consolation for Hull, but this defeat represents another setback for Marco Silva's side on the road.

Marco Silva and Pep Guardiola embrace ahead of the Premier League game between Manchester City and Hull City on April 8, 2017© SilverHub

After picking up just the one point from games with Arsenal and Chelsea, it was imperative that City got back on track on Saturday afternoon and the signs were good from the early stages as David Silva and Leroy Sane both went close, eventually being denied by Eldin Jakupovic.

Hull were showing a threat on the break but they were not creating any clear-cut openings, and it was City who dominated throughout the remainder of the first half.

Raheem Sterling and Evandro in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Hull City on April 8, 2017© SilverHub

Aguero dragged a shot wide when he should have done better, before Delph sent two efforts off target in the space of three minutes.

Yaya Toure then hit a shot over the crossbar, before he went close twice in quick succession with Jakupovic tipping his free kick over before the Ivorian sent a header off target.

Ahmed Elmohamady scores an own goal past Eldin Jakupovic during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Hull City on April 8, 2017© SilverHub

However, City finally took the lead after 31 minutes when Elmohamady turned the ball into his own net after a good cross from Jesus Navas.

Moments after the goal, Silva diverted an attempt over the crossbar after meeting a cross from Raheem Sterling, but Kamil Grosicki offered a bit of encouragement for the visitors when shooting wide from distance.

Leroy Sane celebrates after Ahmed Elmohamady's own goal during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Hull City on April 8, 2017© SilverHub

Hull needed to return for the restart with the intention of not allowing City to double their lead, but they did just that with three minutes gone in the second half.

A terrific team move ended with Sterling providing the cross for Aguero, and he made no mistake with the finish from inside the penalty area.

Silva wasted little time before starting to make changes to his team, but the game was effectively over as a contest once Delph scored a third for City.

Fabian Delph celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Hull City on April 8, 2017© SilverHub

Sterling was again the provider, this time teeing up his teammate on the edge of the area, and the midfielder did the rest with a fine finish into the net for his fifth goal in a City shirt.

City were able to go through the motions with Pep Guardiola making full use of his substitutions but with five minutes left, it was a Hull replacement who helped the Tigers pull one back.

Shaun Maloney had only been on the pitch for two minutes before setting up Ranocchia, who saw his weak effort somehow find its way past Claudio Bravo.

City avoided any further scares, however, and they now sit seven points clear of Arsenal, although the Gunners do have two games in hand.

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Hull City manager Marco Silva watches on during the Premier League clash with Bournemouth at the KCOM Stadium on January 14, 2017
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