Manchester City beats Hull to keep pressure on Chelsea F.C

Written by Associated Press | Updated: Mar 16 2014, 04:14am hrs
Manchester City kept in touch with leader Chelsea in the Premier League title race with a battling 2-0 victory at Hull on Saturday, while Fulham and West Bromwich Albion grabbed vital wins in the scrap to avoid relegation.

City played 80 minutes with 10 men after captain Vincent Kompany's sending-off but was rarely troubled as goals by David Silva and Edin Dzeko trimmed the gap to six points to Chelsea, which plays Aston Villa later.

Everton scored in the third minute of injury time to beat Cardiff 2-1 and provisionally climb above Manchester United to sixth place, two points behind Tottenham.

The bottom five teams are separated by just five points after last-place Fulham beat Newcastle 1-0. West Brom moved away from the relegation zone by defeating Swansea 2-1 away.