Hull City manager Marco Silva has admitted that Manchester City deserved to win on Saturday when they claimed a 3-1 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
An own goal from Ahmed El Mohamady in the 31st minute gave the hosts the lead before goals from Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph secured the win. Andrea Ranocchia netted a consolation for the visitors in the 85th minute.
Silva gave credit to Pep Guardiola's men for their performance on the day, as they were simply too strong for the Tigers.
"First Manchester City deserved to win. We didn't have good performance this afternoon, of course, we conceded the first goal really unlucky goal," Silva told the Hull Daily Mail.
"It put our opponent more comfortable in the match, but we react well and we have a very good chance with Evandro to score but we didn't score and the last minute of the first half Manchester City controlled all these moments.
"We try to change some things during half-time to prepare our team to press a little more and put more problems to our opponents but they score in the first minutes of the first half and they finish the game with this.
"Of course we tried to change but Man City controlled the rest of the game of course in some moments I thought we looked a little bit tired it has been a big force these last two games at home. But it was clear to me Manchester City deserved to win."