DOWNLOAD: Manchester City vs Hull City 3-1 2017 Premier League (08-04-2017) – Highlights & All Goals
Goal: Sergio Aguero, El Mohamady (own goal), Fabian Delph,
Manchester City 3-1 Hull City: Guardiola’s men bring up century with convincing win.
Sergio Aguero netted Manchester City’s 100th goal of the season in all competitions as they thumped Premier League strugglers Hull City 3-1.
Manchester City solidified their grip on a place in the Premier League’s top four as Pep Guardiola’s side took advantage of Hull City’s poor away form to claim a convincing 3-1 victory.
Despite taking time to get into their stride at a sun-soaked Etihad Stadium, City all-but wrapped-up the points three minutes after half-time when Sergio Aguero netted the hosts’ 100th goal in all competitions this term to put the them 2-0 up.
Eldin Jakupovic had been in fine form to keep the scores level early on, though Hull had been undone prior to Aguero’s effort by Ahmed Elmohamady’s 31st-minute own-goal.
Only Everton, Tottenham and Chelsea had won more points in 2017 than Marco Silva’s side heading into Saturday’s clash, though the Tigers – having clawed their way out of the relegation zone in midweek – never looked likely to end their 14-match winless streak on the road.
And the result was duly put beyond all out just after the hour mark when Fabian Delph fired in his first goal of the season, although Claudio Bravo, making his first league start since January in an error-strewn debut season at City, did allow a consolation effort from Andrea Ranocchia to squeak in.
The victory extends the gap between City and fifth-placed Arsenal, who face relegation-threatened Crystal Palace on Monday, to seven points – while Hull remain two points above the drop zone.