Manchester City ended a run of four games without a victory in the Premier League thanks to a strong performance against Hull City that finished with a 3-1 win for the Sky Blues, who had a bit of trouble against a good Hull side but eventually pulled away and picked up three important points in the Top-4 race.
The entire first period was dominated by City, who had the possession and worked it very well to find spaces and create plenty of chances, but a combination of poor finishing and Eldin Jakupovic saving everything kept the score tied until a cross from Jesús Navas met the foot of Ahmed Elmohamady, and City's opener finally happened thanks to an own goal.
Hull had a little spell of pressure immediately after conceding, but City regained control and continue to look for a second before halftime. They couldn't find it, however, and despite a fantastic performance, they still needed a few more goals in the second half to secure the victory.
City came back hungry from the interval and kept the pressure on Hull, and Sergio Agüero needed just three minutes to score City's second after Raheem Sterling made a great run through the Hull defense. Sterling was at the heart of another City goal, this time assisting Fabian Delph's amazing strike to increase City's lead.
Hull got a goal back thanks to Andrea Ranocchia, but it was too late to have an impact on the match. In the end, a very strong City performance ends with a good victory.
Man City: Bravo; Navas, Stones, Kolarov, Clichy; Touré (Fernando), Delph; Sterling, Silva (Iheanacho), Sané (Nolito); Agüero
Goals: Elmohamady (31' O.G.), Agüero (48'), Delph (64')
Hull City: Jakupovic; Elmohamady, Ranocchia, Dawson, Robertson; Markovic, N'Diaye, Clucas (Henriksen), Grosicki; Evandro (Hernández); Niasse (Maloney)
Goal: Ranocchia (85')