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.