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Hull City 2-4 Manchester City

By Mike KeeganBBC Sport
Edin Dzeko
Edin Dzeko was also on the scoresheet last season at the KC Stadium
  • Edin Dzeko scores twice after Sergio Aguero opener
  • Eliaquim Mangala scores own goal and concedes penalty
  • Sub Frank Lampard grabs his fourth goal in a week
  • Hull winless since opening day

Two goals from Edin Dzeko ensured champions Manchester City overcame a resilient Hull City.

The visitors had taken a two-goal lead after Sergio Aguero's volley and a Dzeko strike from long range.

But Eliaquim Mangala headed into his own net, then conceded a penalty, from which Abel Hernandez made it 2-2.

BBC pundit Phil Neville on Match of the Day
"Mangla had a poor day. Considering how well he played against Diego Costa last week, I was expecting more from him. For the first goal, he just gets himself in totally the wrong position and the second goal was a certain penalty. He gets himself too tight to Hernandez and it's a clumsy tackle. He's quite ungainly at times when he's on the ball. This taught him a lesson about the Premier League, that there's no easy games."

However, Dzeko struck again from close range, then substitute Frank Lampard hit his fourth goal in a week to secure the win.

Last season at the KC Stadium, Man City overcame the early sending off of Vincent Kompany to record a defiant 2-0 victory.

They made a much better start this time, taking the lead after just seven minutes with a goal made in Argentina.

Aguero
Sergio Aguero was back for Man City after missing Wednesday's Capital One Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday

Pablo Zabaleta, back from a one-game suspension, did well to direct a header toward compatriot Aguero, who swivelled before firing a clinical volley past an exposed McGregor.

With the Tigers struggling to get out of their own half, Dzeko made it two when he picked up David Silva's pass, cut inside and curled a fine effort into the far corner from the edge of the box.

Bruce proud of 'brave' Hull

However, with the visitors appearing to be strolling to victory, Steve Bruce's men found a way back in with a goal from nowhere when Mangala unwittingly powered Liam Rosenior's cross past a stunned Willy Caballero, who was making his first Premier League start in place of the benched Joe Hart.

After half an hour they were level, and again it was down in no small part to Mangala, who this time went studs up into the chest of Hernandez in the area.

Referee Anthony Taylor pointed to the spot and Hernandez coolly sent Caballero the wrong way.

Joe Hart
Joe Hart was dropped last November but won his place back from Costel Pantilimon

With a yellow card, a conceded penalty and an own goal inside the 32 minutes, it was turning into a bad day for City's £32m signing from Porto.

His mistakes did not prove too costly, however, as Dzeko latched onto Silva's pass before rolling a precise left-foot finish beyond McGregor on 68 minutes.

Caballero beat away a Gaston Ramirez shot and Tom Huddlestone had an effort deflected over, but substitute Lampard sealed it with his fourth goal in a week, sidefooting home Zabaleta's cross.

City had gone three league games without a win following a shock loss to Stoke and draws with Arsenal and Chelsea. However, despite this win there will be plenty for manager Manuel Pellegrini to ponder on the journey back over the Pennines.

Pellegrini pleased with 'important' win

Former Manchester United defender Bruce will be delighted with the fightback but his side remain without a Premier League win since their opening day victory over QPR.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce: "They nearly blew us away in the first 10 minutes. Maybe we showed them too much respect. We were brave or stupid to play two up top. I thought 'we're at home let's give it a go'.

"We've conceded four and not done that badly. Sometimes you have to hold your hand up and say you have been beaten by the better team. We were brave and it nearly came off."

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini: "We were very unlucky with two individual mistakes. These things can happen. He [Mangala] was very unlucky with the own goal and after that he arrived late for the penalty but we continue to trust him because he is a very good player who had very bad luck.

"It was very important to win three points here because we cannot allow to drop any more points on Chelsea."

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Lampard
Frank Lampard's late strike came after a goal against Chelsea and two against Sheffield Wednesday
Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero was substituted ahead of next week's Champions League clash with Roma
Hull
Hull supporters arrived to find black and amber fans under their seats
Abel Hernandez
Abel Hernandez looked to the heavens after scoring his penalty
Edin Dzeko
Dzeko signed a new four-year deal at Manchester City in August

Line-ups

Hull

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Rosenior
  • 21Dawson
  • 6Davies
  • 26RobertsonSubstituted forBradyat 83'minutes
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 17Diamé
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 14LivermoreSubstituted forBen Arfaat 73'minutes
  • 18Jelavic
  • 9HernándezSubstituted forRamírezat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Bruce
  • 5Chester
  • 11Brady
  • 22Harper
  • 25Ramírez
  • 29Quinn
  • 34Ben Arfa

Man City

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Caballero
  • 5Zabaleta
  • 4Kompany
  • 20MangalaBooked at 31mins
  • 22ClichyBooked at 84mins
  • 7Milner
  • 25FernandinhoSubstituted forNavasat 66'minutes
  • 42Y Touré
  • 21SilvaSubstituted forDemichelisat 78'minutes
  • 10Dzeko
  • 16AgüeroSubstituted forLampardat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hart
  • 3Sagna
  • 11Kolarov
  • 15Navas
  • 18Lampard
  • 26Demichelis
  • 78Pozo
Referee:
Anthony Taylor
Attendance:
22,859

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamMan City
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home10
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 2, Manchester City 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 2, Manchester City 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Milner (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  4. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Frank Lampard (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Edin Dzeko.

  5. Post update

    Martín Demichelis (Manchester City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Mohamed Diamé (Hull City).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Martín Demichelis (Manchester City).

  8. Post update

    Mohamed Diamé (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. James Milner (Manchester City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jesús Navas.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 2, Manchester City 4. Frank Lampard (Manchester City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Pablo Zabaleta.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Vincent Kompany.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Gastón Ramírez (Hull City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a cross.

  14. Booking

    Gaël Clichy (Manchester City) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Hull City. Robbie Brady replaces Andrew Robertson.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Milner (Manchester City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Pablo Zabaleta with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City. Martín Demichelis replaces David Silva.

  18. Post update

    Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Manchester City. Conceded by Gastón Ramírez.