* Manchester City beat Hull 3-1 to boost their top-four hopes
* It was a first win in five games for Pep Guardiola's side
* Elmohamady's own goal put City ahead
* Aguero struck City's second before Delph made it 3-0
* Ranocchia scored a consolation for Hull
* City at Southampton next, Hull away to Stoke
MANCHESTER CITY 3 HULL CITY 1
April 8 (Reuters) - Manchester City claimed their first victory in five league games with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Hull City to calm their top-four jitters on Saturday.
Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady put through his own goal after 31 minutes to give City the lead.
Sergio Aguero made it 2-0 shortly after halftime following a jinking run by Raheem Sterling -- his 10th goal in his last 10 appearances for City.
Fabian Delph hammered in City's third before Andrea Ranocchia pulled one back late on.
Fourth-placed City moved seven points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal who have two games in hand while Hull remained two points above the bottom three. (Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ian Chadband)