Hull City 0-2 Manchester City: Blues win despite early set-back

Hull City 0 - 2 Manchester City

  • 14" David Silva
  • 90" Edin Dzeko

Ref: Lee Mason
Attendance: 24,895

Hull City KC Stadium

Manchester City beat Hull City 2-0 earlier today.

Manchester City won 2-0 at the KC Stadium on Saturday despite having captain Vincent Kompany sent off just 10 minutes into the game.

The Belgian defender was shown a red card for bundling over Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic when he was bearing down on goal.  But David Silva provided the perfect tonic by scoring for the visitors just four minutes later.

The hosts had more possession due to their man-advantage, but they failed to create too many clear-cut opportunities, having just five shots on target.

That was made even worse when City scored a second from one of only three shots on target for them - Edin Dzeko netting late on.

The result means City are now second, six points behind leaders Chelsea with two games in hand.  Hull are 13th, five points clear of the relegation-zone.

Statistics

Hull City

Manchester City

Possession

54.3%
45.7%

Shots on target

Total shots

Team Lineups

Hull City

  • Allan McGregor
  • James Chester
  • Maynor Figueroa
  • Curtis Davies
  • Liam Rosenior
  • Ahmed Elmohamady
  • Tom Huddlestone
  • David Meyler
  • Jake Livermore
  • Nikica Jelavic
  • Shane Long

Substitutes

  • Yannick Sagbo
  • Steve Harper
  • Sone Aluko
  • George Boyd
  • Matty Fryatt
  • Alex Bruce
  • Robert Koren

Manchester City

  • Joe Hart
  • Martín Demichelis
  • Gaël Clichy
  • Vincent Kompany
  • Pablo Zabaleta
  • Javi García
  • David Silva
  • Fernandinho
  • Samir Nasri
  • Yaya Touré
  • Edin Dzeko

Substitutes

  • James Milner
  • Jesús Navas
  • Aleksandar Kolarov
  • Álvaro Negredo
  • Jack Rodwell
  • Joleon Lescott
  • Costel Pantilimon

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