Another Game on sky that we failed to perform. Hull came out of their 1st live premier league sky game as the better side.
Once again individual error from city lead to another disappointing result. Ben haim awful miss hit pass to Joe Hart, which was taken up by Cousin, who squeezed the ball under hart. We were poor after the goal, hull were in full force and created some decent chances. It was only another defensive error from the Hull defender zayatte pushed the ball into the path of Steven Ireland who gladly pulled city even. After the Goal we picked up pace, robinho and ireland got the game going, we started to look good. The second goal was a real beauty from Steven Ireland, i thought at this point we were on for a win, half time came as an unwelcomed brake.
Second half, we didn't start with any convicition or drive that we had before the break. The Game was fairly open at both ends. Hull worked hard and most of their chances came from Geovanni, who is without a doubt the heartbeat of the hull side, i felt city, considering he was at the club last season, completely failed to deal with him all game. Some awful wasted chances from vassell, showed really that he shouldnt be in the squad, and that hughes makes worrying squad choices. We tried to push foward, but were suceptable to breaks from the Hull side. The game would change for the final time when Phil Dowd gave hull a debatable Free kick. Geo stepped up and scored from a deflected free kick. Dissapointing, but fully expected. The game ended with a few chances for either side, but predictbaly ended another dissapointing result for city.
Stevie Ireland had a great game, worked hard and finally got on the scoresheet, he did it twice with real style. Worryingly Joe Hart is now injured for a month, Kasper now has his chance to impress. Ben haim failed to perform, makes you wonder what Onouha and Glauber have to do to play. Shaun Wright-Phillips plays best on the right, why is highes insiting on playing him in the middle, where elano should be and stop playing Vassell who in reality is a donkey. Hughes also left it too late for a change, we had long lost the initutive, yet Hughes left it far too late to include the unlucky Jo, who has also fallen out of favour with Hughes. The decision to leave sturridge off the bench for Ched( not so good) Evans seems to be upset Sturridge and talk has arisen about him leaving.
Hart: didnt play long enough, injured after the 1st goal, unlucky for him with the england game comming up,he is out for a month
Zabaleta: Not his best, but not bad, some good tackles and decent going foward. 6
Garrido: not as good as his last few games, but decent going foward. 6
Ben haim: Got booked early, gave away the goal, poor game. 4
Richards: not firing in all cyclinders, hughes failing to get the best out if him. 6
Kompany: We certianly need him, sometimes loses the ball, but did a decent job. 6
Ireland: Great game, Top finishing, great effort. 8
SWP: Decent effort, but stuck in the middle 6
Vassell: Misses most of his chances, cant pass, cant take any one on. 4
Robinho: Decent effort from the captain. Tried to get the game going. 7
Benjani: didn't get a look in. always works hard. 6
Jo had no chance to make a difference.
Hull are a decent side, they should be safe this season, if they can keep the likes of boateng and Geo fit.
Poor result to add to the rest, Hughes has to turn it around sooner or later. It could be a very short city career if he doesn't. He seems to have fallen out with the Brazillians. Not entirely sure what he is trying to achive at the moment.
Feel free to comment, city and hull fans.