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Elmohamady features as Hull are thrashed 3-0 by Man City

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Posted on December 26, 2016
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managed to frustrate for 70 minutes before goals from Toure, Iheanacho and a Curtis Davis own goal sealed the three points for the visitors. 

Bottom-placed Hull looked to bounce back following a disappointing 1-0 loss to West Ham last week. The Tigers managed to restrict Man City in the first half to long range efforts as Man City’s intricate play was unable to break through a rigid Hull back five in defence.

Man City defender John Stones was forced off with a knee injury in the opening 15 minutes of the game and substituted for Kolarov.

David Silva had Manchester City’s best effort on goal comfortably collected by David Marshall in goal for Hull, following a tame shot down the middle of the goal. Hull came close after Jake Livermore’s looping header from a curling cross went just over.

Both sides opened up for the second half pushing for a winner. The best chance of the game yet fell to Kevin De Bruyne, whose low driving effort crashed against the inside of the post seven minutes after the break.

Hull’s pressure nearly paid off after Michael Dawson’s header was blocked off the line by Bacary Sagna.

De Bruyne seemed to be pulling all the strings for Man City, as another great chance fell at his feet. After quick interplay with Silva, the Belgian’s sharp shot fell just wide.

Just when it seemed Hull would hang on to curb the Citizens, Man City were awarded a penalty after Andrew Robertson hacked down Raheem Sterling. With 20 minutes to go, Yaya Toure expertly dispatched the spot kick to put Man City in complete control of the tie.

Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho doubled City’s lead after getting on the end of Silva’s low cross across the six-yard box.

The final nail in the coffin came deep into injury time after  Raheem Sterling twisted and turned on the edge of the box, before fizzing in a low cross which ricocheted off centre-back Curtis Davis into the back of the net.

Hull remain in last position and will host Everton next on the 30th of December.

 

 

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