Hull City 0 – 3 Manchester City as penalty for Yaya Toure, tap-in for Iheanacho break Hull City resistance and own goal from Davies make a comfortable win with three goals on set for Manchester City.
Yaya Toure has scored all 10 of his Premier League penalty kicks as Manchester City climbed to second place in the Premier League with a workmanlike victory over bottom side Hull City at the KCOM stadium. Pep Guardiola’s visitors were far from their free-flowing best en route to their 12th win of the season, but were nevertheless good value for a win that keeps them seven points behind leaders Chelsea.
Yaya Toure’s penalty, awarded after Andrew Robertson’s clumsy challenge on Raheem Sterling, set the visitors on their way before Kelechi Iheanacho added a second from close range and Curtis Davies conceded an own goal in the dying seconds. Hull have now conceded nine penalties so far in the league this season – four more than any other side.
The hosts played well in patches and saw Michael Dawson’s second-half header cleared off the line by Bacary Sagna, but their return of one win in 16 matches is a damning statistic that points to only one outcome come season’s end. And it will not be lost on Tigers fans that the side bottom on Christmas Day have only stayed up three times in the 24 Premier League seasons to date.
Hull City 0 – 3 Manchester City Premier League Match Highlights
- 72′ 0 – 1 [penalty] Yaya Touré scored penalty, awarded after Andrew Robertson’s clumsy challenge on Raheem Sterling.
- 78′ 0 – 2 Kelechi Iheanacho added a second goal from close range.
90’+4 0 – 3 [own goal] Curtis Davies conceded an own goal in the dying seconds.
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