Manchester City rise with redemption through 2-0 win over Hull City
Manchester City came back strongly against Hull City with a 2-0 victory after last week’s embarrassing 3-2 defeat to Cardiff City. However, Hull City gave a tough fight before falling down to the Rising Moon.
Manchester City seemed to be troubled by another newly promoted side this weekend, but the hosts were able to pull back in the second half with two goals courtesy of Alvaro Negredo and Yaya Toure.
Manuel Pellegrini and Co. were unable to replicate the brilliant form they produced in the season opener against Newcastle United, yet club’s manager claims he is satisfied with the performance of his men.
“First of all, the most important [thing] is the points. In our friendly matches in pre-season we tried to work on different things, but when we start the Premier League the most important thing is to win the three points,” Manuel Pellegrini said.
“I am very happy with the win but of course I think we must improve. We had too many difficulties in the first half [in creating chances] to shoot at the Hull goal. They defended very well and without the movement, we need to try to be a dangerous team.
“Everyone told me last week [after] we lost a game to two set-pieces that I now know the Premier League. But I know the Premier League is very difficult every match. You must concentrate and play 100% to beat any team. I am concerned but 2-0 is a good score. We can't win every game 4-0 or 5-0. The Premier League is tough.”
Manchester City’s newly signed in striker Negredo, who has arrived from Sevilla for £20 million, could nudge out Edin Dzeko in the next game. The Spaniard drew first blood for Manchester City and appeared to be impressive throughout the game.
“I expect from Alvaro Negredo exactly what we are seeing every time he plays. I know how good a striker he is. With Alvaro and Edin [Dzeko] we have two very good strikers and we need both of them,” Pellegrini added.
Now that Manchester City have made the best out of their game this weekend, the Blue part of Manchester eagerly await the results of the mega-derby between the Premier League champion Manchester United and Liverpool.