Hull v Manchester City Full Highlights Video, Match Report

Barclays Premier League: Hull v Manchester City Highlights Video, Match Report, Goal Videos

Played at Venue: KC Stadium Date: Saturday, 6 February 2010
Hull City climbed out the relegation zone with well deserved 2-1 victory over Manchester City at the KC Stadium. Goals from Jozy Altidore and George Boateng helped give Hull their first win in 11 games and dented Manchester City's hopes of a top-four finish.

Hull v Manchester City Match Report
A first league goal for Jozy Altidore saw the Tigers 1-0 up at half time, then a stunning strike from George Boateng doubled the home side's lead early in the second half.

The visitors made it a tense last half an hour however, as a goal from Emmanuel Adebayor on the hour mark put the Blues firmly back into the game.

Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink was presented with a chance on the 20-minute mark as a neat header from Steven Mouyokolo found the Hull forward with space inside the box, but the Dutchman dragged his left-footed volley wide of the post from 12 yards.

Boateng was next to come close for Hull as he found himself in space just outside the box, but the ex-Middelsbrough man's left footed strike flew high and over the visitors' crossbar.

Phil Brown's men then deservedly broke the deadlock on 31 minutes as neat play between Boateng and Vennegoor of Hesselink provided Altidore with a chance on the edge of the box.

The USA international made no mistake as he slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net with a first-time, right-footed effort to register his first Premier league goal for the Tigers.

Wayne Bridge came close for the visitors in first-half injury time, but his left-foot shot from a narrow angle was well palmed away by keeper Boaz Myhill.

Hull found themselves 2-0 up nine minutes into the second half as a Stephen Hunt corner was headed out by Kolo Toure, but only as far as Boateng who fired a blistering half-volley into the top right corner of the net, leaving keeper Shay Given with no chance, to register his first goal of the season.

City grabbed one back minutes later as Hull failed to clear their lines following an Adam Johnson corner, resulting in a huge goalmouth scramble, in which Adebayor found space to slam a first-time effort into the roof of the net, claiming his seventh goal of the campaign.

Roberto Mancini's men had a great chance to level in the dying minutes as Gareth Barry found Carlos Tevez free inside the box with pin-point cross, but the Argentina international could only send the ball straight into the body of Myhill.

Hull v Manchester City Highlights Video

30:10 GOAL - Jozy Altidore:Hull 1 - 0 Man City

Goal scored by Jozy Altidore from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal.

53:39 GOAL - George Boateng:Hull 2 - 0 Man City

The home side double their lead through BOATENG who smashes a superb volley into the net.

58:23 GOAL - Emmanuel Adebayor:Hull 2 - 1 Man City

A goal is scored by Emmanuel Adebayor from close range high into the middle of the goal.

Hull City assistant boss Brian Horton felt his side built on their midweek draw with Chelsea:

"We got at them, like we did against Chelsea, and set a high tempo from the start with the two up front causing problems.

"The first half was as well as we've played for a long, long time.

"The Chelsea result gave us confidence, which is the magic word in football - all of a sudden we look a completely different side."

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini:

"In the first half we didn't play well. Hull were more aggressive and put us under pressure.

"In the second, we played very well and when we put Patrick Vieira and Adam Johnson on the game changed.

"If we play like we did in the second half, we can make the top four, but not if we play like we did in the first."

On Bridge's treatment on his return, Mancini added: "I think sometimes we have to have respect for people. It was not good, in the first half, the people did not respect him.

"It was important he played and I hope in the next week he can improve. Wayne is an important player for us."

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