Soccer-City's top-four hopes back on course with a win over Hull


* 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


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)

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