Manchester City claim comfortable win against Hull

Danny Woods
April 21, 2017

Manchester City's Fabian Delph says the 3-1 victory over Hull on Saturday restored stability to his side, who are fourth in the Premier League.

City had Hull on the back foot from the start and Eldin Jakupovic made a fine double save from David Silva and Leroy Sane in the opening minutes.

Silva has achieved 17 points in 11 Premier League fixtures, and finally got the club out of the relegation zone after a 4-2 win over Middlesbrough on Wednesday.

Hull City are dealing with a few tough injuries and absences right now, with Tom Huddlestone suspended, each of Will Keane, Ryan Mason, Moses Odubajo, and Harry Maguire all out long-term, and Abel Hernandez, Dieumerci Mbokani, and Omar Elabdellaoui all in varying degrees of doubt for this match.

City's probing brought reward just after the half-hour mark, when Jesus Navas, converted from a winger into a right-back, whipped over a cross on the run that eluded Aguero and was turned into his own net by Elmohamady. If it was created to pep up City's attack it back fired spectacularly when a great move involving Toure and Sterling ended with great shot by Delph that made it 3-0.

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Delph came close to doubling his tally on the day, seeing his 83rd-minute effort saved by Jakupovic from long-range.

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Andrea Ranocchia did pull one back late on, as Claudio Bravo let a weak effort trickle past him.Son Heung-Min struck twice as Tottenham Hotspur maintained the pressure on leaders Chelsea with a 40 victory against Watford at a sun-soaked White Hart Lane yesterday.

Jukupovic made four saves in Hull's defeat, while Claudio Bravo failed to record a save in the win. We also had one year, and after the second year everybody really knew what should happen, how we play when the ball is here and there, and I think the same will happen at City.

"Sergio is more involved in the game, he is not just in the box scoring goals", Guardiola told reporters.

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Successive draws against Stoke and Liverpool before the March global break followed by another at Arsenal and a defeat at Chelsea last week had just loosened City's grip on a top-four spot.

"It was important to get the three points and steady the ship and we are going home happy".

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