Second half goals from Alvaro Negredo and Yaya Toure secured three points for Manchester City against Hull City at Etihad Stadium in the afternoon kick off.
Hull started very well with Sone Aluko and Robert Koren missing chances and they had one goal ruled out of offside. Manchester City were very quite and had no notable chances.
Negredo who came on at half-time for Edin Dzeko, headed home a Pablo Zabaleta cross after 65 minutes to setlle the home supporters. Toure guaranteed the point with a free kick in the 90minute.
City had 56% of the possession and had six shots on target.
“Three points for Manchester City but they were hot and cold at times. Sometimes scintillating but without much attacking threat. It was a great goal from Negredo and you won’t see a better free-kick from Yaya Toure. Man City won in the end by two goals but it was far from comfortable.” said BBC Radio 5 live’s John Hartson
Man City: Hart, Zabaleta, Nastasic, Lescott, Kolarov, Toure, Fernandinho, Jesus Navas, Aguero, Silva, Dzeko. Subs: Milner, Nasri, Negredo, Javi Garcia, Clichy, Pantilimon, Jovetic.
Hull: McGregor, Elmohamady, Chester, Davies, Figueroa, Livermore, Huddlestone, Koren, Aluko, Brady, Graham. Subs: Rosenior, Bruce, Meyler, McShane, Boyd, Harper, Quinn.
Referee: Phil Dowd (Staffordshire)
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