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.
– Yaya Toure speaking to BT Sport.
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.
The referee brings the game to a close.
The referee shows Curtis Davies a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
James Milner takes a pass corner to the near post.
Curtis Davies makes a clearance.
Clearance by Curtis Davies.
The ball is delivered by James Milner.
The throw in comes from Aleksandar Kolarov.