Manchester City boosted their Champions League qualification hopes with victory over Hull City on Saturday afternoon and Sergio Agüero was once again on the scoresheet, marking his tenth goal in as many games.
Pep Guardiola’s side were under a degree of pressure given that they were on a four-match winless run and while they were grateful to Ahmed Elmohamady’s own goal, it was a vintage Guardiola-esque goal that saw Agüero double the lead.
Every City player touched the ball in a sweeping team move that resulted in Raheem Sterling bursting into the box and squaring for Agüero to squeeze the ball into the net.
Every City player got a touch of the ball in the build-up to Sergio Aguero’s goal today.
The Guardiola Effect.pic.twitter.com/M96TdaUtLU
— ㅤ (@Beardamendi) April 8, 2017
Fabian Delph added a third before Andrea Ranocchia pulled a goal back for Hull late on but the contest already appeared over.
Agüero was a subdued figure after scoring his 28th goal of the season and Guardiola addressed the issue at full time.
“I promise you he was so happy,” said the City manager.
“He has made an amazing step forward in the last two months, he is playing unbelievable and trying many, many things.
“I haven’t spoken to him but I am pretty sure he is happy. He likes to score goals.”