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Toure praises Hull effort

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure paid tribute to a battling Hull side after playing his part in helping to see off the Tigers at the Etihad Stadium.

It was quite difficult. We played against a very good opponent, it was very difficult in the first half, even in the second half it was quite difficult for us.

But we continued to push on and I think the two goals were deserved for us.

We know this year is going to be very tough for us but I think we have to work hard and the second half was much better than the first half.

But today was really good and I'm really happy for the result.

– Yaya Toure speaking to BT Sport.

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Full time

The referee brings the game to a close.

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Booking

The referee shows Curtis Davies a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

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James Milner takes a pass corner to the near post.

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Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

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Clearance by Curtis Davies.

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The ball is delivered by James Milner.

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The throw in comes from Aleksandar Kolarov.

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