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  • Date:31 Aug 2013
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Etihad Stadium
  • Attendance:46,903
  • Negredo (64) Negredo (64)
    Toure (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee signals the end of the game.

92:55 +2.55

Short corner taken by James Milner.

92:36 +2.36

Centre by James Milner.

91:45 +1.45

Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.

89:07

Yaya Toure scores direct from the free kick. Man City 2-0 Hull.

87:49

Unfair challenge on Samir Nasri by James Chester results in a free kick.

86:39

Ahmed Elmohamady sends in a cross.

85:31

Danny Graham gets a header at goal. Joe Hart safely holds on.

85:29

The ball is swung over by Ahmed Elmohamady.

85:05

Alvaro Negredo challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

84:49

Alvaro Negredo manages to make a clearance.

84:46

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robbie Brady.

83:33

Shot by Luis Fernandinho went wide of the right-hand upright.

82:19

Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.

82:07

Free kick crossed by Tom Huddlestone.

80:37

Header at goal by Joleon Lescott goes right of the post.

80:34

Corner taken by James Milner from the left by-line.

80:00

James Chester manages to make a clearance.

79:46

Stephen Quinn takes a shot. Joe Hart safely holds on.

79:40

The ball is sent over by Ahmed Elmohamady.

77:00

Unfair challenge on Jake Livermore by Samir Nasri results in a free kick.

75:30

James Milner replaces Sergio Aguero.

74:53

George Boyd takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

74:27

George Boyd joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Koren.

73:12

Matija Nastasic heads at goal. Allan McGregor safely holds on.

73:10

Gonzalez Jesus Navas crosses the ball in from the free kick.

72:36

Curtis Davies receives a caution.

72:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Jesus Navas by Curtis Davies.

72:01

The ball is crossed by Robbie Brady.

71:23

Clearance by Luis Fernandinho.

71:15

Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.

70:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Stephen Quinn.

69:29

Sone Aluko goes off and Stephen Quinn comes on.

67:06

Matija Nastasic manages to make a clearance.

66:41

Clearance by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

66:11

Clearance by Aleksandar Kolarov.

65:24

Samir Nasri on for David Silva.

63:54

Jake Livermore makes a clearance.

63:13

Corner taken by David Silva from the left by-line.

61:43

Robert Koren concedes a free kick for a foul on Aleksandar Kolarov.

61:19

Alvaro Negredo takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Tom Huddlestone gets a block in.

61:06

Tom Huddlestone has an effort at goal. Blocked by Luis Fernandinho.

60:13

Clearance by Joleon Lescott.

60:10

A cross is delivered by Robbie Brady.

59:32

Matija Nastasic receives a caution.

59:14

Sone Aluko fouled by Matija Nastasic, the ref awards a free kick.

57:06

Foul by Matija Nastasic on Danny Graham, free kick awarded.

55:57

Clearance made by Yaya Toure.

54:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Chester on Sergio Aguero.

53:05

Shot by Gonzalez Jesus Navas went wide right of the net.

53:03

A cross is delivered by Sergio Aguero.

51:56

James Chester takes the free kick.

51:27

Joleon Lescott concedes a free kick for a foul on Sone Aluko.

50:49

Danny Graham takes a shot and missed to the left of the net.

50:22

Tom Huddlestone fouled by David Silva, the ref awards a free kick.

49:17

Clearance by Curtis Davies.

48:35

Clearance made by Curtis Davies.

47:07

Header by Alvaro Negredo misses right.

The second half has started.

47:03 +2.03

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

46:15

Matija Nastasic manages to make a clearance.

45:38

Clearance by James Chester.

45:01

Alvaro Negredo comes on in place of Edin Dzeko.

44:03

The ball is swung over by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

The referee blows for half time.

42:46

Gonzalez Jesus Navas crosses the ball.

41:47

Corner taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas.

41:31

James Chester manages to make a clearance.

40:50

David Silva crosses the ball in from the free kick.

40:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Robbie Brady.

39:42

Clearance by Maynor Figueroa.

38:40

Yaya Toure takes the free kick.

38:30

Foul by Sone Aluko on Yaya Toure, free kick awarded.

38:04

Free kick crossed by Sergio Aguero.

37:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Chester on Sergio Aguero.

37:16

Curtis Davies makes a clearance.

36:33

Free kick taken by Tom Huddlestone.

36:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Luis Fernandinho.

36:01

Joleon Lescott makes a clearance.

35:06

Jake Livermore concedes a free kick for a foul on Yaya Toure.

34:11

Yaya Toure takes the free kick.

33:39

Curtis Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on David Silva.

32:07

Free kick taken by Pablo Zabaleta.

31:23

Unfair challenge on Pablo Zabaleta by Sone Aluko results in a free kick.

31:04

Clearance by James Chester.

30:28

Clearance by Tom Huddlestone.

28:02

Joleon Lescott manages to make a clearance.

27:20

Sergio Aguero takes a shot.

26:44

James Chester restarts play with the free kick.

25:48

Clearance by Tom Huddlestone.

25:41

Gonzalez Jesus Navas manages to make a clearance.

23:32

The ball is crossed by Pablo Zabaleta.

22:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sone Aluko by Luis Fernandinho.

21:43

Maynor Figueroa receives a yellow card.

21:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalez Jesus Navas by Maynor Figueroa.

21:00

Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

20:27

Clearance by Tom Huddlestone.

19:47

Matija Nastasic manages to make a clearance.

18:52

Clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.

18:46

James Chester takes the free kick.

18:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yaya Toure on Sone Aluko.

17:46

Free kick taken by Allan McGregor.

17:26

Luis Fernandinho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jake Livermore.

16:38

Aleksandar Kolarov restarts play with the free kick.

16:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matija Nastasic by Danny Graham.

15:29

Tom Huddlestone crosses the ball in from the free kick.

14:52

Foul by Matija Nastasic on Danny Graham, free kick awarded.

14:12

Shot by Robert Koren went wide of the right-hand post.

14:05

Tom Huddlestone crosses the ball in from the free kick.

13:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Brady by Pablo Zabaleta.

12:28

Corner taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas from the right by-line.

12:06

Joleon Lescott gets a header at goal. A parry by Allan McGregor prevents the goal.

11:51

Jake Livermore manages to make a clearance.

11:49

David Silva crosses the ball in from the free kick.

10:50

Joe Hart restarts play with the free kick.

10:13

The offside flag is raised against Danny Graham.

9:04

Corner taken by Gonzalez Jesus Navas from the right by-line.

8:41

Headed chance falls to Aleksandar Kolarov. A parry by Allan McGregor prevents the goal.

8:13

Gonzalez Jesus Navas manages to make a clearance.

8:04

Clearance by James Chester.

6:48

Matija Nastasic manages to make a clearance.

4:58

Corner from the left by-line taken by Robert Koren.

4:41

Corner taken by Robert Koren from the left by-line.

4:17

Matija Nastasic makes a clearance.

1:10

Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance.

The referee gets the match started.

Match Preview

Kompany hit for six Manchester City fear captain Vincent Kompany could be sidelined for up to six weeks with his groin injury. The influential defender was ruled out for at least a month after limping out of City's season-opening Barclays Premier League win against Newcastle on August 19. Kompany has said he hopes to return inside a month - possibly for the trip to Stoke on September 14, or the start of the Champions League campaign three days later - but manager Manuel Pellegrini has warned he will not be rushed. Pellegrini said: "(There is) nothing new with Vincent. "Doctors said from the beginning it could last for six weeks. We will see next week how he improves but less than one month is impossible." On the positive side, fellow central defender Matija Nastasic is fit to start this weekend's clash against Hull. Having only just recovered from an ankle injury, the Serbian was an unused substitute in last Sunday's defeat at Cardiff while midfielder Javi Garcia filled in at the back. Pellegrini, speaking at his pre-match press conference, said: "Yes, Nastasic is able to play from the beginning. "I think that Javi didn't do bad but he normally plays in midfield. "It is Nastasic's position so I think it is better for the team." Pellegrini is anxious to get back to winning ways against Hull after unexpectedly slipping up against another of this season's promoted teams in Cardiff. That match was painted as a rude awakening to the toughness of the Premier League to Pellegrini, but the Chilean is dismissive of such talk. He said: "I don't need to lose a game with Cardiff to know about the Premier League. "In football - I know perfectly - it is very difficult in some moments to defend set-pieces. "It was a bad game that way but we must improve in the next game because, in every league, it is a very important thing. "I saw Hull's first two games in the Premier League. I thought they played well against Chelsea, especially in the second half. "I am sure we will have a very difficult team here, also defending well and trying to counter-attack. "We will have to play a very good game if we want to win." Suspended striker Yannick Sagbo is the only confirmed absentee for Hull's trip, but the likely return of Stephen Quinn (hamstring) to the match-day squad is good news. Sone Aluko has warned City - and the rest of the Barclays Premier League - that Hull do not intend to be anybody's "whipping boys". The Tigers face City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, another testing away trip following their season opener at Chelsea. Hull lost that match 2-0 but responded by defeating Norwich with 10 men for their first top-flight win since promotion to the top flight. Pellegrini's title hopefuls will be expected to steamroller their opponents -but Aluko does not accept that is a formality. Indeed, the former Rangers forward feels any team would be wrong to underestimate Hull this season. "If they do, then they won't do it for long," said Aluko. "In this league everybody gets watched, scrutinised and the managers do their homework. "We always try to play football, teams will eventually see that. A lot of people said Hull will definitely go back down, like we'll be whipping boys, but I think people will be surprised. "There aren't many deficiencies in that City squad but I'm sure the manager has a game plan for us to work on. We can't follow Cardiff's plans so to speak, we have different players, so we have to have our own game plan. "We won't be starstruck at all. If you go there starstruck you'll definitely lose. "They won't want to lose to two newly promoted teams but the Cardiff result gives us confidence it can be done." Manager Steve Bruce echoed Aluko's sentiments, reiterating that Hull would need to play an active role in the game, rather than just park 10 men behind the ball. He also took some succour from Cardiff's efforts, but realises a City "backlash" to their 3-2 defeat is equally possible. "We are going to have to play well because we are playing one of the big, big teams in Europe," said Bruce. "First and foremost you have to defend very, very well but the big thing for us is to take part in the game and pose a few problems if we can. "All credit to Cardiff, they've shown there is light at the end of the tunnel for all of us."

Formation:4231Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Man City

Formation: 4411Manager: Steve Bruce

Hull

  • Joe Hart
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Matija Nastasic
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Luis Fernandinho
  • Yaya Toure
  • Gonzalez Jesus Navas
  • Sergio Aguero
  • David Silva
  • Edin Dzeko
  • SUBS
  • James Milner
  • Samir Nasri
  • Alvaro Negredo
  • Francisco Javi Garcia
  • Gael Clichy
  • Costel Pantilimon
  • Stevan Jovetic

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Match Report

Form Guide

    WL
  • Man City
  • VS
  • Hull
  • LW

Last Meetings

  • Hull
  • 2 - 1
  • Man City
  • 06/02/2010
  • Man City
  • 1 - 1
  • Hull
  • 28/11/2009
  • Man City
  • 5 - 1
  • Hull
  • 26/12/2008
  • Hull
  • 2 - 2
  • Man City
  • 16/11/2008

Top Scorers

Man City

  • Y Toure 1
  • SL Aguero 1
  • E Dzeko 1
  • S Nasri 1
  • DJ Silva 1
  • AS Negredo 1

Hull

    Goals

    Man City

      • Total goals 9
      • Goals per game 6
    • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
    • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
    • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
    • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
    • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

    Hull

      • Total goals 4
      • Goals per game 1
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
    • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins

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