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Hull   2 - 1   Man City

Jozy Altidore celebrates after scoring his first Premier League goal for Hull
Jozy Altidore celebrates after scoring his first Premier League goal for Hull

By Chris Bevan

Goals from Jozy Altidore and George Boateng gave Hull City their first win in 11 games and dented Manchester City's hopes of a top-four finish.

Altidore gave Hull a deserved lead when he curled in his first Premier League goal, and Boateng's unstoppable 25-yard shot confirmed the Tigers' dominance.

City, with Wayne Bridge back in their line-up, replied through Emmanuel Adebayor after a goalmouth scramble.

Patrick Vieira came on for his debut but City rarely looked like equalising.

Wayne Bridge was back in the City side and will have been glad to return to action after two months out with a knee injury and happy to focus on football at the end of the week in which John Terry's alleged affair with his former partner continued to make headlines.

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Terry, who was stripped of the England captaincy by Fabio Capello, was booed at the KC Stadium on Tuesday - when Chelsea were held 1-1 - and, while Bridge had to put up with taunts from Tigers fans, he still put in a solid peformance.

Bridge actually had City's best chance of what was an otherwise forgettable first half from their point of view, sending a rasping drive straight at Boaz Myhill at the end of a neat move down the left just before the interval.

But otherwise Hull were completely dominant, with Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink's intimidating physical presence and the hardworking Altidore giving the visitors' defence a torrid time.

Belgian teenager Dedryck Boyata has been impressive since being thrust into action by City boss Roberto Mancini in recent weeks but he was found wanting on too many occasions here.

'High-tempo' Hull impress Horton

He struggled to cope with the pace and industry of Altidore, with the 19-year-old's lack of experience showing in Hull's opening goal on 31 minutes.

Boyata fouled the United States striker on the left and then failed to stay with him from the resulting free-kick, allowing Altidore space to run on to Vennegoor of Hesselink's neat lay-off and curl in his first goal in his 18 league appearances for the Tigers.

That was a just reward for Hull's committed approach which had seen them build on their midweek draw with Chelsea and take the game by the scruff of the neck from the start.

City, in contrast, were lacklustre and were fortunate to only be one goal down at half-time, something Phil Brown's side changed soon after the interval.

Kolo Toure cleared Stephen Hunt's corner, but only as far as Boateng - who hammered home a powerful first-time shot from the edge of the area for his first goal in over two years.

Mancini had seen enough, bringing on deadline day signing Adam Johnson for his City bow, and the change had an instant impact.

City mentality must change - Mancini

A corner from the former Middlesbrough winger was not properly cleared and Toure's backheel found its way into the path of Adebayor, who made no mistake with a powerful close-range finish.

That left City with half an hour to find an equaliser but, if Hull were expecting an onslaught, it never came.

Vieira saw plenty of the ball on his first Premier League game since May 2005 and, almost predictably, quickly picked up a booking for a foul on Tom Cairney.

But clear openings for City were few and far between, although Johnson tested Myhill with a cross that almost dropped under the bar, and also forced the Welsh goalkeeper to push away a dangerous free-kick with Adebayor lurking at the back post.

City became increasingly desperate but their best chance of a leveller came and went when Carlos Tevez met Gareth Barry's cross with a weak shot, allowing Hull to hold on for a vital win that lifts them out of the relegation zone and up to 14th place.


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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Saturday, 6 February 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Hull 2-1 Man City FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Altidore 31
  • Boateng 54
  • Adebayor 59

Hull

Substitutes

Man City

Substitutes

Ref: DowdAtt: 24,959
HULL
MAN CITY

Possession

  • Hull 51%
  • Man City 49%

Attempts on target

  • Hull 4
  • Man City 11

Attempts off target

  • Hull 4
  • Man City 6

Corners

  • Hull 4
  • Man City 8

Fouls

  • Hull 14
  • Man City 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:07 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+3:41 Emmanuel Adebayor takes a shot. Save made by Boaz Myhill.
  • 90:00+3:03 Centre by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.
  • 90:00+2:29 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, Anthony Gardner makes a clearance. Nigel De Jong takes a shot. Kevin Kilbane gets a block in.
  • 90:00+2:25 Martin Petrov produces a cross, Steven Mouyokolo makes a clearance.
  • 90:00+1:10 Stephen Hunt takes a short corner.
  • 90:00+1:05 The ball is swung over by Amr Zaki, blocked by Pablo Zabaleta.
  • 89:41 Emmanuel Adebayor is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
  • 89:15 Gareth Barry sends in a cross, Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
  • 87:07 Outswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the left by-line, clearance by Seyi Olofinjana.
  • 87:02 The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson, save by Boaz Myhill.
  • 86:39 Seyi Olofinjana challenges Gareth Barry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gareth Barry takes the free kick.
  • 84:15 Substitution Wayne Bridge leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Petrov.
  • 82:34 Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
  • 82:34 Substitution Kevin Kilbane joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.
  • 82:34 The assistant referee flags for offside against Emmanuel Adebayor.
  • 82:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dedryk Boyata by Amr Zaki. Shay Given takes the indirect free kick.
  • 80:53 Direct free kick taken by Andy Dawson.
  • 80:53 Substitution Seyi Olofinjana comes on in place of George Boateng.
  • 80:53 Free kick awarded for a foul by Nigel De Jong on Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.
  • 80:35 Amr Zaki takes a shot. Save by Shay Given.
  • 77:53 Foul by Stephen Hunt on Patrick Vieira, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Shay Given.
  • 76:31 Free kick taken by Steven Mouyokolo.
  • 76:31 Booking Patrick Vieira receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 76:14 Patrick Vieira concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Cairney.
  • 73:57 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Stephen Hunt, Dedryk Boyata manages to make a clearance.
  • 73:17 The referee blows for offside. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
  • 72:41 Tom Cairney delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save by Shay Given.
  • 72:41 Booking Booking for Pablo Zabaleta for unsporting behaviour.
  • 72:36 Unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt by Pablo Zabaleta results in a free kick.
  • 71:56 Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick Vieira on Paul McShane. Free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
  • 71:39 Corner taken by Adam Johnson, save by Boaz Myhill.
  • 71:34 The ball is delivered by Patrick Vieira, Steven Mouyokolo manages to make a clearance.
  • 70:37 Gareth Barry takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Dawson.
  • 70:30 Emmanuel Adebayor produces a cross.
  • 69:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Johnson on George Boateng. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill. Amr Zaki challenges Pablo Zabaleta unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shay Given takes the indirect free kick.
  • 69:04 Kolo Toure takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill.
  • 68:52 Corner taken by Adam Johnson played to the near post, Paul McShane manages to make a clearance.
  • 68:47 Centre by Carlos Tevez, Andy Dawson gets a block in.
  • 68:14 Corner taken by Gareth Barry played to the near post, George Boateng manages to make a clearance.
  • 67:50 Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Barry from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Paul McShane.
  • 67:11 The free kick is swung in left-footed by Adam Johnson, save by Boaz Myhill.
  • 67:11 Booking The referee cautions Andy Dawson for unsporting behaviour.
  • 67:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Andy Dawson.
  • 66:26 Shot from just outside the area by Carlos Tevez goes over the bar.
  • 64:56 Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.
  • 64:56 Substitution Amr Zaki is brought on as a substitute for Jozy Altidore.
  • 64:56 George Boateng gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Adebayor.
  • 63:27 The referee blows for offside against Pablo Zabaleta. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.
  • 62:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Pablo Zabaleta on Stephen Hunt. Andy Dawson takes the free kick.
  • 61:14 Corner taken right-footed by Gareth Barry, Patrick Vieira takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Tom Cairney.
  • 61:08 Wayne Bridge sends in a cross, George Boateng gets a block in.
  • 61:00 The offside flag is raised against Jozy Altidore. Shay Given takes the indirect free kick.
  • 59:43 Kolo Toure concedes a free kick for a foul on Jozy Altidore. Free kick crossed by Stephen Hunt, save made by Boaz Myhill.
  • 59:14 Substitution (Man City) makes a substitution, with Patrick Vieira coming on for Craig Bellamy.
  • 58:23 GOAL - Emmanuel AdebayorHull 2 - 1 Man City A goal is scored by Emmanuel Adebayor from close range high into the middle of the goal. Hull 2-1 Man City.
  • Correction - 57:55 Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save. Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Steven Mouyokolo.
  • 57:55 Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Save made by Boaz Myhill. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Wayne Bridge from the right by-line, clearance by Steven Mouyokolo.
  • 56:49 Centre by Carlos Tevez, Emmanuel Adebayor has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 56:30 Wayne Bridge fouled by Stephen Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nigel De Jong.
  • 54:33 Substitution Adam Johnson replaces Stephen Ireland.
  • 53:39 GOAL - George BoatengHull 2 - 0 Man City Goal scored by George Boateng from just outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hull 2-0 Man City.
  • 53:05 Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Hunt, Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:38 Stephen Hunt sends in a cross, Wayne Bridge makes a clearance.
  • 51:34 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jozy Altidore. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
  • 50:41 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink. Wayne Bridge restarts play with the free kick.
  • 48:49 Foul by Dedryk Boyata on Jozy Altidore, free kick awarded. Stephen Hunt crosses the ball in from the free kick, Shay Given makes a save.
  • 46:35 Wayne Bridge restarts play with the free kick.
  • 46:35 Booking Craig Fagan goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 46:29 Craig Fagan concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Bellamy.
  • 45:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by George Boateng on Gareth Barry. Indirect free kick taken by Shay Given.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:37 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 45:00+0:59 Wayne Bridge takes a shot. Save by Boaz Myhill. Shot on goal by Emmanuel Adebayor from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 42:50 Craig Bellamy produces a right-footed effort from long distance that goes harmlessly over the bar.
  • 42:43 The ball is swung over by Craig Bellamy, George Boateng makes a clearance.
  • 41:59 Pablo Zabaleta delivers the ball, Carlos Tevez takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Mouyokolo.
  • 41:39 Wayne Bridge takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Hunt.
  • 40:53 Craig Fagan sends in a cross, Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.
  • 39:44 George Boateng challenges Emmanuel Adebayor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Shay Given.
  • 39:29 The ball is swung over by Stephen Hunt, Dedryk Boyata makes a clearance.
  • 37:12 Wayne Bridge fouled by Stephen Hunt, the ref awards a free kick. Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
  • 36:48 The ball is swung over by Paul McShane, Kolo Toure manages to make a clearance.
  • 34:34 Pablo Zabaleta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Hunt. Free kick crossed left-footed by Tom Cairney from left wing, clearance by Dedryk Boyata.
  • 33:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlos Tevez on Stephen Hunt. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
  • 31:49 Effort from the edge of the box by Craig Fagan goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 30:10 Assist on the goal came from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.
  • 30:10 GOAL - Jozy AltidoreHull 1 - 0 Man City Goal scored by Jozy Altidore from just outside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hull 1-0 Man City.
  • 29:41 The ball is crossed by Stephen Hunt, Dedryk Boyata makes a clearance.
  • 28:41 Pablo Zabaleta produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
  • 27:11 Craig Fagan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry. Centre by Gareth Barry, Emmanuel Adebayor produces a right-footed shot from close in that goes over the bar.
  • 25:51 Centre by Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink.
  • 24:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gareth Barry by George Boateng. Free kick taken by Gareth Barry.
  • Correction - 23:19 The ball is sent over by Andy Dawson. Shot from just outside the area by George Boateng goes over the bar.
  • 23:19 The ball is sent over by Andy Dawson. Effort on goal by George Boateng from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 23:14 The ball is crossed by George Boateng, Stephen Ireland makes a clearance.
  • 22:23 The referee blows for offside against Craig Bellamy. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
  • 21:32 Jozy Altidore is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Shay Given takes the free kick.
  • 20:36 Effort on goal by Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
  • 19:48 The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Hunt from left wing, clearance made by Pablo Zabaleta.
  • 19:48 Booking Dedryk Boyata receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • 19:43 Dedryk Boyata challenges Jozy Altidore unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 18:51 Craig Bellamy sends in a cross.
  • 18:39 The ball is crossed by Paul McShane, clearance made by Stephen Ireland.
  • 18:20 The ball is sent over by Craig Fagan, Pablo Zabaleta manages to make a clearance.
  • 17:02 Stephen Hunt fouled by Dedryk Boyata, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Hunt from left by-line, clearance by Emmanuel Adebayor.
  • 13:52 The referee blows for offside against Craig Bellamy. Boaz Myhill restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:26 Stephen Hunt sends in a cross, blocked by Pablo Zabaleta.
  • 10:50 Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink is caught offside. Shay Given takes the free kick.
  • 10:20 Pablo Zabaleta concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Hunt. Andy Dawson takes the direct free kick.
  • 8:36 A cross is delivered by Pablo Zabaleta, clearance by Steven Mouyokolo.
  • 7:49 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Dedryk Boyata.
  • 6:16 The ball is sent over by Emmanuel Adebayor.
  • 4:59 Stephen Hunt takes a short corner.
  • Correction - 3:49 Jozy Altidore has an effort direct from the free kick.
  • 3:49 Jozy Altidore fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
  • 3:49 Booking Kolo Toure receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
  • Correction - 3:17 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kolo Toure on Jozy Altidore.
  • 3:17 Unfair challenge on Jozy Altidore by Kolo Toure results in a free kick.
  • 2:32 Craig Fagan produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
  • 2:22 The ball is crossed by Stephen Hunt.
  • 1:50 The ball is delivered by Jozy Altidore, Dedryk Boyata makes a clearance.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 6 Feb 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Man Utd 25 41 56
2 Chelsea 24 38 55
3 Arsenal 24 32 49
4 Liverpool 25 17 44
5 Tottenham 25 20 43
6 Man City 23 13 41
7 Aston Villa 24 13 41
8 Birmingham 23 -1 34
9 Everton 24 -2 32
10 Fulham 25 -1 31
11 Stoke 23 -4 29
12 Blackburn 25 -18 28
13 Sunderland 24 -10 25
14 Hull 25 -25 24
15 Burnley 24 -22 23
16 Wigan 23 -23 23
17 Bolton 23 -15 22
18 West Ham 24 -10 21
19 Wolves 23 -21 21
20 Portsmouth 24 -22 15

see also
Saturday football as it happened
06 Feb 10 |  Football
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