Manchester City 1 Hull City 1

Premier League big spenders Manchester City were held to another draw yesterday afternoon by relegation battlers Hull City. Despite having spent over £200m on players during the summer, Mark Hughes' team have delivered just seven points from a possible 21 and haven't won in the league since September.

Seven draws on the trot is hardly the form of a team with top four aspirations and the Cityfaithful, famed for their patience, roundly booed both the players and the management at the final whistle after witnessing their team throw away yet another lead.

The home side dominated possession throughout and took the lead when Shaun Wright Phillips long range effort deflected off Anthony Gardner into the back of the Hull net. Despite boasting the collective talents Emmanuel Adebayor, Robinho, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Craig Bellamy the home side struggled to double their lead.

While City may be having trouble finding the back of the net Mark Hughes' primary concern will be the form of his back four with Kolo Toure, Micah Richards, Joleon Lescott and Wayne Bridge all in terrible form.

But credit must be given to Hull who battled hard throughout and were rewarded for their efforts when Lescott fouled Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink in the box before Jimmy Bullard successfully dispatched the penalty. The midfielder mocked Hull manager Phil Brown's infamous half time dressing down of last season.

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