Marco Silva is the man that has given Hull City hope in their mission to stay in the Premier League, but even he couldn't help them muster a victory against a talented Manchester City side, losing 3-1 on Saturday.
Manchester City had too much class for Hull on the afternoon and showed why they are looking at those Champions League places and why Hull City are fighting in a relegation battle, both races which look like going all the way down to the wire.
A great chance came to Manchester City inside the first five minutes of the match to break the deadlock, but thanks to a great double save from Jakupovic the game stayed at 0-0.
It was a lovely piece of football from Manchester City that saw David Silva go through on goal, but a great save from the Hull keeper Eldin Jakupovic kept him out.
Man City had 11 shots in the opening 30 minutes vs. Hull; the most they've managed in that time in a single league game this season. pic.twitter.com/U4oA0NHITH— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 8, 2017
The deadlock was broken in the first half though, and by Hull, but unfortunately for the visitors it was an own goal.
A half decent cross by Jesus Navas was missed by Sergio Aguero and Ahmed Elmohamady just could not sort his feet out when it landed to him, striking the ball into the back of his own net. It was a deserved goal for City though who had many chances in the first half to break the deadlock themselves.
Straight after the teams came out for the second half Manchester City doubled their lead. It was all about Raheem Sterling, who danced around the Hull defenders and accurately pulled the ball back to Aguero, before the world class striker squeezed the ball past the Hull defenders on the line.
There was more delight for City when Fabian Delph, making a rare cameo, got in on the action with a bullet of a shot from the edge of the area.
Andrea Ranocchia attempted to ruin Manchester City's party late on by scoring a very soft consolation goal for the Tigers. After some good build up play, the centre back took a punt at a loose shot, which bobbled past keeper Claudio Bravo, who really should have done better.
Overall, Manchester City deserved the victory after a dominant display over a Hull side, who need to address their away form if they are to avoid relegation this season.