City put a vexing seven days behind them to reignite their title charge with a lionhearted 2-0 win over the Tigers.
After a three week break from Premier League duties, the Blues reduced arrears at the table summit to six points, thanks to goals from David Silva and Edin Dzeko that bookmarked the start and end of the match.
The odds were stacked against the title-chasers when Vincent Kompany was sent-off after just ten minutes but Silva opened the scoring with a sublime strike from 25 yards three minutes later.
Dzeko slotted in with injury-time looming to end the mini-striker drought and secure all three points.Read full match report
Barclays Premier League
As of: 3 March 2014, 4:49 PMView full league table
- Duration: 95 minutes
- Home possession: 54%
- Away possession: 46%
- Home: 5
- Away: 3
- Home: 9
- Away: 14
- Home: 6
- Away: 0