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Manchester City's Frank Lampard (18) acknowledges the crowd with teammate Pablo Zabaleta (5) after scoring a goal during their English Premier League match against Hull City at the KC StadiumReuters

Manchester City climbed to the third place in the Premier League following a 4-2 victory over Hull City at the KC Stadium.

A brace from Edin Dzeko coupled with strikes from Sergio Aguero and Frank Lampard proved too much for Hull City, who were only able to score two consolation goals through Eliaquim Mangala (own goal) and Abel Hernandez.

The game started with Manchester City taking an early lead through Aguero, who after receiving an assist from Pablo Zabaleta, slotted the ball past Allan McGregor.

Four minutes later, Dzeko doubled City's advantage with a spectacular 20-yard strike that flew past McGregor into the top corner.

Although City threatened to further increase their lead, it was Hull City who stuck and pulled one back in the 21st minute. Liam Rosenior raced ahead of Gael Clichy and whipped a cross into the box that was turned into his own net by Mangala.

Mangala made another blunder in the 32nd minute as he chopped down Hernandez inside the box, giving no choice to the referee but to point at the spot. The Uruguayan stepped up and eased the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.

The final chance of the first half fell to City as Milner sent a cross towards Dzeko, but the Bosnian was unable to get his header on target.

The second-half began with Tom Huddlestone forcing an awkward save from Caballero, before Mangala made a last ditch tackle to keep Nikica Jelavic from scoring.

Yaya Toure, who was very quiet in the first half, then came close to putting City back in the lead as his 30-yard strike thundered against the post in the 50th minute.

Despite the Tigers' best efforts to contain City, the visitors went ahead in the 66th minute through Dzeko, who after receiving a pass from David Silva, slotted the ball past a diving McGregor.

Hull got a good chance to again level the scores in the 86th minute, but an alert Caballero did brilliant to keep out a rasping drive from Jelavic.

However, despite the Tigers' attempts to grab the equaliser, it was City who again found the nets in the 87th minute through Lampard. The former Chelsea man, after getting a good pass from Zabaleta, continued his good form in front of goal as he poked the ball into the centre of the net.

Manchester City vs Hull City 4-2 by mysoulmate301

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