Man City 3-1 Hull City: Home comforts for Pep

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Pep Guardiola debut season in the Premier League has hardly gone to plan

"All three are outstanding players", said Guardiola as per The Telegraph. I had no reason, Willy is training good.

Guardiola said after the Hull victory that Silva was a "special player" and that he regretted not taking him to the Nou Camp when he was Barcelona manager six years ago.

City felt the price was worth it, and have been repaid considerably since.

And since joining Manchester City in 2010 he has managed to exert the kind of influence that so many foreign players struggle to live up to after earning a big billing in their native countries.

Silva has won two league titles and three cups in his seven seasons in Manchester.

"I see it's not easy, and I know from my time there that the Premier League has tough teams, especially the first six or seven teams, so it's a new chapter for him and he has a lot of changes [to make]". He has absolutely everything with mentality, he's a competitor and everything.

Jesus Navas got down the right flank to deliver a cross towards Aguero.

"Manchester City deserved to win", he said. You get nothing but 100 per cent if I am selected to play and if I don't play you will find me in the dressing room, screaming and geeing the boys up. He's such a similar type of player. "He is playing unbelievable, scoring one goal a game".

Dawson then came close to netting an own goal from a Raheem Sterling cross before the Blues added a third through Fabian Delph, the former Leeds United midfielder firing in from a pass by Sterling.

Guardiola, though, was unhappy at the manner in which City conceded late on.

Inter Milan loanee Andrea Ranocchia grabbed a late consolation for the Tigers after Claudio Bravo, making his first top-flight start since January, failed to save a notably weak effort.

Bravo has now conceded seven goals from the last seven shots on target that he has faced, but Guardiola made a decision to focus on his distribution, comparing it to that of the Bayern Munich and Barcelona custodians.

Yaya Toure's 29th-minute free-kick forced another save by the Hull keeper, which set up Manchester City's opening goal. Home form will be key to their survival. "Arsenal have two less games and I am pretty sure it is going to happen until the end". Would that be enough?

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