Player ratings: Hull City v Manchester City

Given – No chance with the goals and the Irishman looked rightly furious with what was going on in front of him. 6

Bridge – Not the return we were hoping for. Wayne wasn’t up to speed aside from a shot at the end of the first half. 5

Zabaleta – Competitive in defence, but didn’t offer enough when he had the ball. 5

Toure – Getting forward well in the final quarter didn’t disguise a poor display at the back where he failed to marshall the defence. 5

Boyata – Looked to be missing his compatriot Kompany. Coped better in the second half. 6

Ireland – A few nice passes, but not enough. We needed more from Stevie when he had the ball. 5

Barry – His leisurely pace seemed to spread through the team in the first half. In fairness it was an improvement on the Portsmouth game, and he got forward to slide a nice cross to Tevez in the last minute. 6

De Jong – Competitive, but not able to dominate the midfield as we sat way to deep. Wasn’t able to play the passes needed to move us up the field. 6

Adebayor – He needs to stay onside and hold the ball up better. Scored a sharply taken goal to get us back into it, but we need more from the Togolese. 6

Tevez – Not able to link up with his team-mates sufficiently. When chances came along he fluffed them. 6

Bellamy – Worked hard to help ease Bridge back into the action, but we need more from him offensively. Not getting into scoring positions, nor supplying the passes to his fellow strikers. 5


Johnson – Made an immediate difference with good control and some sharp deliveries. The one bright spot. 7

Vieira – When he came on, his presence seemed to lift us, but it wasn’t sustained. Maybe if he’d been on from the start we would have been spared the shocking opening. 6

Petrov – Not on long enough to exert an influence. 5

Man of the match: None of the starting eleven distinguished themselves so it goes to Adam Johnson.

Preview: Hull City v Manchester City
Verdict: Hull City 2 Manchester City 1

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