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  • Altidore (31), Boateng (54)
  • Adebayor (59)
  • Date:2010-02-06
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Kingston Communications Stadium
  • Attendance:24959
  • Referee:Dowd, P

Live Commentary

90mins

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

90mins

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.

90mins

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.

90mins

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

90mins

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

89mins

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

88mins

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

87mins

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

85mins

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

85mins

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.

84mins

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.

83mins

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

82mins

Seyi Olofinjana replaces Boateng for Hull.

81mins

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.

80mins

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

79mins

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

78mins

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

77mins

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.

75mins

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

74mins

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

73mins

Zabaleta is booked.

73mins

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

72mins

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

72mins

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

70mins

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

69mins

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

68mins

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

68mins

Dawson is cautioned for a late sliding challenge on Johnson.

67mins

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

66mins

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

64mins

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.

62mins

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.

61mins

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

60mins

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

59mins

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

58mins

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

56mins

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

54mins

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

53mins

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

52mins

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

51mins

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

50mins

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.

49mins

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.

48mins

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

47mins

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

46mins

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.

45mins

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

45mins

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

45mins

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

45mins

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

44mins

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

42mins

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

41mins

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

39mins

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.

38mins

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

37mins

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

36mins

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

34mins

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

32mins

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.

31mins

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

30mins

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.

29mins

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.

28mins

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.

26mins

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.

25mins

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.

24mins

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

22mins

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.

21mins

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

20mins

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

20mins

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.

19mins

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

18mins

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.

16mins

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.

15mins

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.

14mins

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

12mins

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

11mins

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.

10mins

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.

8mins

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

7mins

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.

6mins

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

5mins

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

4mins

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

3mins

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.

2mins

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

1mins

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

0mins

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

Match Preview

Hull City welcome top-four chasing Manchester City to the KC Stadium on Saturday and will be in buoyant mood following their excellent draw against Chelsea in midweek.

Phil Brown's struggling side fought hard to secure a 1-1 draw against John Terry's Blues with Steven Mouyokolo opening the scoring for the Tigers.

Although Didier Drogba restored parity, Hull held out to claim a valuable point in their quest to beat the drop although they remain in the relegation zone on goal difference.

However, the tough games are coming thick and fast and they will have their work cut out once more when they face Roberto Mancini's classy outfit.

City are in sixth position but have two games in hand over Tottenham Hotspur, who currently occupy the fourth Champions League place, and are just two points adrift of their London rivals.

They have lost just two games in their previous 15 league appearances and have started to show their potential in front of goal.

Carlos Tevez has claimed 12 league goals this term with strike partner Emmanuel Adebayor chipping in with seven of his own and these two will want to add to their own personal stats this weekend.

But with just three wins on the road this term, Mancini will be striving to improve his team's mediocre record in order to grab the European qualification they crave.

Despite Tuesday night's stalemate with Chelsea, Hull have now gone ten games without a win and the pressure is now on although they will take heart from the 1-1 draw they grabbed at the City of Manchester Stadium in November.

Jimmy Bullard's penalty earned the point that day and the effervescent midfielder was in instrumental form but he has been missing in recent weeks with a knee injury and his absence has coincided with their wretched run of form.

He will face a late fitness test alongside Kamel Ghilas (thigh) and Kamil Zayatte (ankle) but Ian Ashbee is expected to be out until the summer with a cruciate ligament tear.

For the Citizens, Wayne Bridge (knee ligaments) could make a return and new signing Patick Vieira (calf) is close to a first-team selection.


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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.

Hull City

Manchester City

Corners

48

Fouls

1414

Goal attempts

Shots off target

45

Offsides

56

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