• Date: Sat 06 February 2010
  • Venue: Kingston Communications Stadium
  • Ref: Dowd, P
  • Attendance: 24,959
Hull City

Hull City

Altidore (31)

Boateng (54)

2 - 1
Manchester City

Manchester City

Adebayor (59)

Hull City vs Manchester City

Team Lineups

Hull City

Boaz Myhill
Andy Dawson
Anthony Gardner
Paul McShane
Steven Mouyokolo
Craig Fagan
Stephen Hunt
George Boateng (Seyi Olofinjana, 82)
Tom Cairney
Jozy Altidore (Amr Zaki, 66)
Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink (Kevin Kilbane, 84)

Manchester City

Shay Given
Wayne Bridge (Martin Petrov, 85)
Pablo Zabaleta
Kolo Toure, K
Dedryck Boyata
Stephen Ireland (Adam Johnson, A, 56)
Gareth Barry
Nigel de Jong
Emmanuel Adebayor
Carlos Tevez
Craig Bellamy (Patrick Vieira, 60)

Match Report
Hull City climbed out the relegation zone with well deserved 2-1 victory over Manchester City at the KC Stadium. A first league goal for Jozy Altidore saw the Tigers 1-0 up at half time, then a stunning strike from George Boateng doubled the home side's lead early in the second half. The visitors made it a tense last half an hour however, as a goal from Emmanuel Adebayor on the hour mark put the Blues firmly back into the game. Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink was presented with a chance on the 20-minute mark as a neat header from Steven Mouyokolo found the Hull forward with space inside the box, but the Dutchman dragged his left-footed volley wide of the post from 12 yards. Boateng was next to come close for Hull as he found himself in space just outside the box, but the ex-Middelsbrough man's left footed strike flew high and over the visitors' crossbar. Phil Brown's men then deservedly broke the deadlock on 31 minutes as neat play between Boateng and Vennegoor of Hesselink provided Altidore with a chance on the edge of the box. The USA international made no mistake as he slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net with a first-time, right-footed effort to register his first Premier league goal for the Tigers. Wayne Bridge came close for the visitors in first-half injury time, but his left-foot shot from a narrow angle was well palmed away by keeper Boaz Myhill. Hull found themselves 2-0 up nine minutes into the second half as a Stephen Hunt corner was headed out by Kolo Toure, but only as far as Boateng who fired a blistering half-volley into the top right corner of the net, leaving keeper Shay Given with no chance, to register his first goal of the season. City grabbed one back minutes later as Hull failed to clear their lines following an Adam Johnson corner, resulting in a huge goalmouth scramble, in which Adebayor found space to slam a first-time effort into the roof of the net, claiming his seventh goal of the campaign. Roberto Mancini's men had a great chance to level in the dying minutes as Gareth Barry found Carlos Tevez free inside the box with pin-point cross, but the Argentina international could only send the ball straight into the body of Myhill.
Live Text Commentary
Full time

Full-time: HULL CITY 2 - 1 MANCHESTER CITY - The home side hold onto their lead to secure a fantastic three points.


A scramble in the Hull City penalty area results in Adebayor getting a shot away at goal only for it to roll into the arms of Myhill.


Corner for the away side in stoppage time is headed away towards the edge of the box before another ball into the area in punched away by Myhill.


Zaki manages to win a corner for his side as Hull City move closer and closer to victory.


There will be four minutes of stoppage time at the end of this game.


A neat Manchester City move ends with a Tevez shot into the arms of Myhill. He should have done better there.


Barry tries to send Petrov away down the right hand side, but the ball runs out of play as the clock ticks down.


Myhill makes a mess of a Johnson cross, but luckily for the home side he manages to scramble the ball wide of the post.


Martin Petrov comes on for Bridge as Roberto Mancini makes an attacking substitution.


Johnson plays the ball square to Vieira, but the former Arsenal man fails to get the ball under control and Hull come away with possession.


Hull City have conceded 10 goals in the final 10 minutes of games this season, so they will know that nothing is won until the whistle is blown.


Kevin Kilbane replaces Vennegoor of Hesselink as Phil Brown makes his final change of the afternoon.


Seyi Olofinjana replaces Boateng for Hull.


Johnson plays an excellent ball through to Tevez who attempts to take on Mouyokolo, but the Hull defender does well to rob the ball of the striker.


Zaki takes on Toure before having his crossed blocked by Bridge on the right hand side. Ten minutes to go.


Given drills the ball forward towards Tevez, but Gardner gets there first and hooks the ball away.

Yellow Card

Vieira is booked for a late challenge on a Hull player.


Johnson has been very lively since coming on, he loses out to McShane as he runs with the ball on this occasion, but he has been a constant threat.


Adebayor breaks forward at pace for Manchester City and sets Vieira away, but McShane does well to win the ball back for his side.


From the resulting free-kick, Given comes off his line early and collects the ball to prevent any danger from the set-piece.

Yellow Card

Zabaleta is booked.


Johnson's floated cross is dealt with well by Hull though as they hold firm at the moment.


The away side are putting on a lot of pressure now as Gardner is forced to head behind for another corner.


Hull City were without a win in 10 Premier League matches before this one, so they will be desperate to hold onto their lead.


Another corner for the away side is taken by Johnson and is headed away by Hull before the corner taker then fouled his man.


Barry's corner finds the head of Vieira who watches on as his header is deflected over the bar.


Johnson then delivers the free-kick which Myhill is forced to punch behind for a corner to Manchester City.

Yellow Card

Dawson is cautioned for a late sliding challenge on Johnson.


Tevez skips away from Cairney at the edge of the penalty area, but his shot from 25 yards goes comfortably wide.


Amr Zaki replaces Altidore as Phil Brown makes his first change of the game.


Dawson knocks the ball forward onto the head of Vennegoor of Hesselink, but Barry gets there first from the Dutchman's flick on and hooks away.


Corner for the away side is taken by Barry towards the back post and falls to Vieira who has his shot blocked before the move breaks down.


There is a thrilling 30 minutes in store now at the KC Stadium as Manchester City push for an equaliser.


Patrick Vieira comes on to replace Bellamy as Manchester City make their second change of the game.


HULL CITY 2 - 1 MANCHESTER CITY - The away side get themselves back in the game as ADEBAYOR pokes the ball home from a corner.


Johnson gets his first touch for his new side by knocking a cross into the box for Adebayor to head just over the bar.


Adam Johnson comes on to replace Ireland to make his Manchester City debut.


HULL CITY 2 - 0 MANCHESTER CITY - The home side double their lead through BOATENG who smashes a superb volley into the net.


Altidore collects the ball off Vennegoor of Hesselink and goes down in the area without winning a penalty for his side.


Bellamy gets himself in a good position for a run at goal, but his first touch lets him down and the move breaks down.


Hunt floats the resulting free-kick towards the back post, only for Given to collect under very little pressure from an attacking player.


Boyata gets a stern talking to from the referee after tugging away at Altidore's shirt. The Manchester City defender needs to be careful as he is already on a booking.


Hunt manages to battle his way past two Manchester City defenders, but just loses control of the ball as he was about to get a shot away.


Stephen Ireland whips in the free-kick only for Gardner to get there ahead of Adebayor and clear the danger.

Yellow Card

Fagan is shown the yellow card for swinging his right foot towards Bellamy. No arguments there.


There is no doubt that Phil Brown would have asked for more of the same from his side. Roberto Mancini on the other hand will want a vast improvement.

Second half

The second half is underway at the KC Stadium - can Hull City hold onto their lead or will Manchester City get back into it?

Half time

Half-Time: HULL CITY 1 - 0 MANCHESTER CITY - The home side go into the break ahead after an impressive first half display.


Bridge forces a good save from Myhill with a low drive and the ball falls to Adebayor who fires miles over.


One minute of added time will be played at the end of the first half.


Manchester City push forward again with Bellamy who takes several neat touches before dragging his shot wide of the post.


Bridge finds some space on the left hand side before chipping a ball towards Tevez who has his shot blocked by Steven Mouyokolo.


Tevez holds the ball up well, but his pass towards Bellamy is too heavy and Hull City win the goal kick.


Adebayor manages to win a header before chipping the ball into the path of Tevez, only for McShane to get their first and clear the ball away.


The home side are threatening every time they come forward at the moment and Roberto Mancini will not be happy with his side.


Altidore collects the ball off Vennegoor of Hesselink and fires a shot towards goal which is well blocked by Bridge.


Tom Cairney whips in a free-kick for Hull, but Manchester City manage to head it away before Bridge completes the clearance.


Manchester City certainly don't have the best record at Hull. They have not won in their last six visits.


There is no doubt that the home side deserve their lead. They have shown a great deal of energy and are causing the Manchester City defence plenty of problems.


HULL CITY 1 - 0 MANCHESTER CITY: The home side take the lead through ALTIDORE who fires low past Given.


Tevez shows good skill to chip the ball through to Pablo Zabaleta who curls a shot wide of the target. Better from the away side though.


Barry whips in a free-kick towards the back post where Adebayor, trying to get the ball across goal, can only head over the bar.


Barry plays a clever pass into the path of Tevez, but McShane is in the right place at the right time to hook the ball away.


Fagan bursts down the wing under pressure from several Manchester City defenders, but the move ends with a header over the bar from Vennegoor of Hesselink.


Tevez chases down a long ball forward from Shay Given, but Gardner keeps his composure to head the ball back to Myhill in the Hull City goal.


Paul McShane knocks the ball out wide to Boateng who watches on as his effort from distance goes comfortably over the bar.


Phil Brown's side a putting a lot of pressure on their opponents at the moment and the visiting defence are being worked very hard.


Best chance of the game so far falls to Vennegoor of Hesselink who volleys just wide from a Hunt cross.

Yellow Card

Dedryck Boyata is booked after a foul on Altidore meaning that both Manchester City central defenders are on a yellow card.


Manchester City push forward on the counter attack straight away and Bellamy works himself into a good position only to end the move with a poor cross.


Fagan takes the ball past Bridge before whipping in a left-footed cross that is just behind everyone waiting in the penalty area.


Free-kick for the home side in a dangerous position is wasted by Stephen Hunt as Manchester City manage to clear the ball with ease.


Craig Bellamy looks to make something happen down the left-hand side for the visitors, but with Gareth Barry waiting in the middle, he manages to take too many touches and lose the ball.


As for Manchester City, they are in fine form under new manager Roberto Mancini. They have won four out of five league games since the Italian took over.


Tevez manages to work his way past Gardner, but the Hull defender manages to recover and put the ball out of play.


Hull free-kick is whipped in by George Boateng, but it avades the head of Vennegoor of Hesselink before Manchester City win possession back.


Hull are enjoying plenty of home comfort at the moment. This is their third game at the KC Stadium in the space of eight days.


The away side pass the ball around well as they look to settle into this game. The attack breaks down the first time, but they still have the ball and will build again.


Carlos Tevez almost works his way through on goal, but Anthony Gardner does just enough to guide the ball back to Myhill.


Manchester City come forward for the first time as Emmanuel Adebayor takes on two Hull defenders before his cross is collected well by Boaz Myhill.


Nothing comes from the corner, but the home side will be very happy with how they have started the game.


The resulting free-kick is smashed against the wall by Altidore and defletcs wide for a Hull City corner.

Yellow Card

Early yellow card for Kolo Toure as he brings down Altidore just outside the penalty area.


Hull are having a lot of the ball in the early stages. This time Jozy Altidore pushes forward before crossing the ball to Fagan who fires wide of the target.


Manchester City's two new signings - Patrick Vieira and Adam Johnson - both earn a place on the bench today.


Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink collects the ball from a quick Craig Fagan throw, but fails to find enough space for a shot at goal.


They are underway at the KC Stadium between relegation threatened Hull City and Champions League chasing Manchester City