Points For Hull To Play For

  • Points For Hull To Play For

Points For Hull To Play For

City have been without forward Gabriel Jesus since February after the Brazilian fractured a metatarsal, but Guardiola has pointed to a more surprising long-term absentee as a key factor in what he considers a lack of goals.

Champions League winners Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola are the only managers to win their first six Premier League matches.

But midfielder Sam Clucas believes they will go to the Etihad buoyant after consecutive victories against fellow strugglers West Ham United and Middlesbrough.

"We prepare for home games and away games in the same way".

Guardiola has vowed to improve in 2017-18 but admits he is hugely frustrated that he failed to act on concerns he spotted in the 6-0 aggregate win over Steaua in the Champions League play-off round.

"All these issues are essential, but we have one aim that will be more significant in relation to the others. Since I came here I was confident and I have passed that on to our players". "We started well and created chances and we had the right attitude".

Hull will probably be unchanged after their recent successes, having lined up against Boro with the same 4-4-2 formation that had served them well against the Hammers. By the end of the season we'll discuss, certainly.

Earlier this week Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said while there was an "expectation" at his club they would be title-contenders, it would "not be a disaster" for Tottenham if they yet again missed out on lifting the Premier League trophy. Since I came [to Hull] I came with confidence.

"All these questions are important, but we have one goal which is more important than the others".

Former Valencia playmaker Silva wore the captain's armband on his 300th City appearance, and Sterling reiterated just how important the Spaniard is to City's play. After some good build up play, the centre back took a punt at a loose shot, which bobbled past keeper Claudio Bravo, who really should have done better.

Ryan Mason, Moses Odubajo and Will Keane are long-term absentees and Tom Huddlestone will serve the last game of his three-match ban.

"Everybody makes mistakes - me, the players and the troupe for Mike Riley".