Guardiola: Fight for top four 'will definitely go to the last day'
That boosted their hopes of finishing in a Champions League spot.Ahmed Elmohamady's own goal opened the scoring before half time at Etihad Stadium, as the Hull defender turned in Jesus Navas' unsafe low cross.
He made three of the 20 passes that involved every Manchester City player in the lead-up to his team's second goal scored by Sergio Aguero.
Sergio Aguero doubled the lead just a few minutes after the game restarted in the second half and Fabian Delph scored Manchester City's third goal just after the hour mark to send the Citizens cruising towards a comfortable home win.
With only six games of their season remaining, the Tigers must still travel to Stoke City, Southampton and Crystal Palace, while they remain two points clear of Swansea City and the bottom three.
"We reacted well to that for ten minutes and had a good chance to equalise".
Guardiola has had the pleasure of working with some of the finest midfielders during his spells with Barcelona and Bayern Munich - most notably Spanish stars Xavi and Iniesta - but he insists Silva is right up there with the best in the business.
Pep Guardiola has said a top-four finish is the club's main objective, but he also admitted he had much higher aspirations.
"Of course the second goal is what we would like".
The Chile worldwide was recalled in goal for his first Premier League appearance since January 21, but all he had to do in the first half was punch away one cross from Kamil Grosicki.
The Brazil worldwide broke his metatarsal during the 2-0 win at Bournemouth back in mid-February and though there were fears he may miss the rest of the season, Jesus' speedy recovery means he is likely to play some part in City's run-in.
Bravo was widely criticised after conceding six goals from six shots faced in back-to-back games against Everton and Tottenham in January.
Hull should have equalised immediately as Grosicki cut back from the left for Evandro to steer a cross-shot goalwards, but Oumar Niasse lost his bearings and skewed his effort sideways from seven yards out.
Hull are now two points above the relegation zone as their two-game winning run came to a halt. "We didn't have a good performance".
"Manchester City controlled the rest of the game".