Hull City v Manchester City – Starting Teams

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Updated: March 15, 2014
steve bruce

Manchester City have three games in hand and nine points behind Chelsea, we have the starting teams for their trip to Hull City.

Head-to-head

  • Manchester City have not won a league game at Hull in seven attempts (D3, L4) since a 2-1 victory in their first ever visit in 1909.
  • Hull’s 2-0 defeat at the Etihad earlier this season is the only time in five previous Premier League meetings that they have failed to score.

Hull City

  • Hull have won just one of their last seven Premier League home matches (W1, D2, L4).
  • The Tigers have won only three of their last 15 league games (W3, D4, L8). Each of those three victories have come when they have kept a clean sheet.
  • Half of Hull’s eight league wins this season have come against clubs currently in the relegation zone.
  • Steve Bruce’s side have lost 13 of 14 matches in which the opposition have scored the opening goal this season, their 3-2 win at Newcastle in September being the exception.
  • There have only been eight first-half goals in the last 10 league matches involving Hull.
  • Nikica Jelavic has three goals in his last four league appearances but is yet to score a home goal for the Tigers.

Manchester City

  • Manchester City have lost four of their last eight matches in all competitions (W3, D1).
  • They have won four and lost two of their last six league games, the equal-best run of results over this period along with Chelsea.
  • City are six points down on their tally after 26 games of their title-winning 2011-12 season.
  • Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won just three of eight matches (D2, L3) away to sides currently in the bottom half of the Premier League table.
  • There have only been two goals in City’s last three Premier League matches, this after 62 goals were scored in their previous 14 games (almost 4.5 per game).

Starting Teams

Hull City -  McGregor, Rosenior, Elmohamady, Figueroa, Chester, Davies, Huddlestone, Meyler, Livermore, Jelavic, Long

Manchester City - Hart, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Demichelis, Clichy, Garcia, Fernandinho, Toure, Nasri, Silva, Dzeko

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