The Spaniard, a winger by trade, provided the cross from which Ahmed El Mohamady's own goal gave the hosts the lead at the Etihad Stadium, and generally combined well with Raheem Sterling.
Hull had looked risky on the break but Sergio Aguero added a second shortly after half-time, scoring from close range after fantastic work from Raheem Sterling in the build-up, and from there it was plain sailing.
Hull, who had gone into the game with confidence after successive victories, were outplayed but managed a late consolation when City's recalled goalkeeper Claudio Bravo allowed an Andrea Ranocchia shot to slip through his grasp.
Two victories in four days for Chelsea have quickly erased last weekend's shock defeat against Crystal Palace from the memory, and ensured that the gap to second-placed Tottenham remains at seven points.
"The second goal was the key but they deserved to win the game", Silva conceded.
The Sky Blues are determined to turn their recent poor form around plus they might involve some happiness given the gulf in class between themselves and a travelsick Hull City. The Selhurst Park encounter represents one of two matches the Gunners will have in hand on Manchester City before kick-off, but any dropped points against Sam Allardyce's side would be a major blow to hopes of extending Arsene Wenger's proud Champions League qualification record. "We need to fight and work hard".
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The Portuguese said he was happy in East Yorkshire and with the progress his side had made, but refused to commit himself to the club beyond this season. "He is playing unbelievable, scoring one goal a game".
West Ham are in freefall with no win in seven and five successive defeats leaving them just five points above visitors Swansea, who are now in the relegation zone.
The Chile worldwide was recalled in goal for his first Premier League appearance since January 21, but all he had to do in the first half was punch away one cross from Kamil Grosicki.
The Tigers have turned the KCOM Stadium into a fortress since Silva's appointment, going unbeaten with five wins out of six. We created chances but had problems to score.
48' - GOAL! Manchester City 2-0 Hull City (Aguero).
Silva added: "Our home form has been incredible but we need to change something away".
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