After a very sluggish start in the opening 45 minutes, second half goals from Alvaro Negredo and Yaya Toure powered Manchester City to a 2-0 home win over a determined Hull side that were wasteful with their best chances of the match. It was the visiting Tigers who got off to a much better start in the match, with striker Sone Aluko breaking through the City defense before firing past an oncoming Joe hart and wide of the goal, saving the Citizen’s blushes in only the 3rd minute. Hull kept the pressure up much to their traveling fans delight though, and they thought for a moment that they grabbed the lead on 12 minutes through a Danny Graham effort, but their joy was short-lived as the ex Sunderland man was quickly and rightfully judged to be offside before bundling the ball into Joe Hart’s net. It took until the second half for Manuel Pellegrini’s men to get going, and the introduction of Alvaro Negredo only sped up that process with the new signing opening the scoring on 65 minutes through a ball perfectly headed past Allan McGregor and into the Hull goal. The Tigers were a bit shell-shocked from going down and it took them a while before they began to mount another attack, but the game was truly put past them in the 89th when Yaya Toure curled in a majestic free kick to secure all 3 points for City against a very game Hull City, who will be disappointed with the end result given the quality of their chances.
Next Matches: Manchester City at Stoke City Hull City vs. Cardiff CityStat of Match: Shots on Goal Manchester City: 6 Hull City: 2