Manchester City climbed seven points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal with a 3-1 home victory over Hull City.
Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic had saved from David Silva, Leroy Sane and Yaya Toure before being beaten on 31 minutes by Ahmed Elmohamady’s own goal from Jesus Navas’s cross.
Marco Silva’s side threatened on the counter-attack but fell further behind when Raheem Sterling set up Sergio Aguero’s 16th league goal of the season.
Fabian Delph’s thumping strike ensured Man City tightened their grip on fourth place, despite Andrea Ranocchia netting a consolation for Hull late on.
Hull stay 17th, two points above the relegation zone.