Rash Robertson opens door for Man City win

Hull defender Curtis Davies wrapped up the encounter with an own goal as Manchester City won 3 - 0 to cut Chelsea's lead to seven points.

"The last month and a half, he was a little bit down".

"But he has learned from that, and he will learn a lot more at this level".

The former Ivory Coast midfielder could have a key part to play in City's title challenge this season now that fellow midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign with damaged knee ligaments. Sometimes I say to him, "You need to play wide, wide, wide and stay there and make action one against one".

De Bruyne and Iheanacho threatened with half chances before Sterling was awarded the penalty and Toure convincingly buried his shot to the goalkeeper's right.

"I don't think a year ago he would have tracked or followed anyone trying to have an impact on the counter". Of course, he is not our top scorer, but he has to feel how handsome it is to score goals, how important it is for the team and for him as well.

Guardiola said: "We forgot in the first half that the goal was there, especially the wingers".

Here are the player ratings for the match against Hull City. The Citizens weren't at their best against a well organized Hull side, but eventually found the goals and picked up three vital points ahead of a giant trip to Anfield.

The Tigers would've approached this game as if they were able to pick up all three points based on West Ham's bad home form. Davies scored an own goal and it was 3-0. He was the most influential player on the pitch. "This is an important stage of the season".

Phelan is hopeful the Tigers can hang on to the Scotland worldwide, scorer of seven goals in all competitions, when the transfer window re-opens in January. An utterly awful run has seen the club pick up just five points from the last 13 matches, after accumulating seven in the first four, and they trade as short as [1.21] to go down and [2.14] to finish the season right at the bottom of the pile.

"He's a huge personality, and he always plays with good intelligence".

  • Angelo Rivera