City boss Pep Guardiola refuses to blame Claudio Bravo

After thirty minutes, the Citizens benefited from the misfortune of Hull defender, Ahmed Elmohamady, who hacked an attempted clearance into his own net to give City the lead.

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring his sides second goal with Leroy Sane of Manchester City and David Silva of Manchester City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Hull City at Etihad Stadium on April 8, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Unfortunately for him, that run was extended to seven, as he allowed Andrea Ranocchia's tame shot to squeeze past him five minutes from the end for Hull's consolation goal.

City now enjoy a seven-point lead over fifth-placed Arsenal and sixth-placed Manchester United, although both teams have two games in hand to reduce that deficit.

Hull City manager Marco Silva was magnanimous in defeat after watching his side dominated by Manchester City, admitting that their opponents deserved their eventual 3-1 victory. When I was talking about the second goal against Hull, for everybody to be involved, it was for that.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that Claudio Bravo's build-up play is as good as that of Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

"I think he's short.We thought the semi-final of the Champions League, but unfortunately it's gone".

Manager Pep Guardiola, however, chose to restore the 33-year-old as City looked to get back to winning ways after taking just three points from their last four league games.

"If we win all the games at home, maybe you keep the club in the Premier League".

"I've played alongside players like Xavi and Iniesta at Barcelona". In that time, we have only drawn one game against Manchester United. "All three are outstanding players", said Guardiola as per The Telegraph. They were a danger throughout, but for the most part the Tigers kept them at bay in the first half.

"Maybe the second goal is the big example of what we would like to be, like a team", Guardiola said.

Man City's defence has continually faltered this term, and is one of the main reasons they find themselves all-but out of the title race with seven games left to be played.

  • Julie Sanders