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  • Substitute Kelechi Iheanacho doubles lead.
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  • John Stones off injured in the first half.
  • Hull bottom of the Premier League on goal difference.
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Well that brings an end to our Premier League live text for another day. We're back tomorrow with live coverage of Liverpool vs Stoke City, but until then it's goodbye.

Full time: Hull City 0-3 Manchester City

Relief for Manchester City, who go second in the Premier League, after Yaya Toure and Kelechi Iheanacho's second half goals, added to by Curtis Davies' own goal help beat Hull City. The Tigers were spirited throughout, but Andrew Robertson's foul on Raheem Sterling opened the door for Toure to score the opening from the spot and that opened the floodgates. Liverpool drop to third before they face Stoke tomorrow and they must respond to close the gap to Chelsea. Hull meanwhile will finish the year in the bottom three.

Goal: Hull City 0-3 Manchester City (Curtis Davies)

The result flatters City now as Sterling crosses from the left and Davies is in the wrong place at the wrong time and turns into his own net.

City celebrate the breakthrough after Robertson fouled Sterling.

Yaya Toure
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Yaya Toure named man-of-the-match by broadcasters Sky Sports, but hard to think that City would have won this game without the madness of Andrew Robertson.

Goal: Hull 0-2 Manchester City (Kelechi Iheanacho)

Class eventually prevails as City get their second which should be enough to see them go second in the Premier League. De Bruyne feeds Silva, whose first time cross is slid into an empty net by Iheanacho. Robertson's error has opened this game up and City have taken full advantage of Hull's fallibility.

Robertson being slaughtered on Twitter.

Robertson has learned a lot from Otamendi in just 70 minutes

— Will Unwin (@Will_Unwin) December 26, 2016

Stupid decision from Robertson- and another team let off the hook against us when struggling #hcafc

— steve benwell (@hovetiger) December 26, 2016

Goal: Hull 0-1 Manchester City (Yaya Toure)

Games as tight as these are often decided on moments of brilliance, or a mistake; and in the case of this clash an error seems to have decided the result. Andrew Robertson needlessly scythes down Raheem Sterling and Robert Madley has no choice but to point to the spot. Yaya Toure steps up and sends Marshall the wrong way. The Premier League conceding specialists strike again.

Penalty to Manchester City

Mike Phelan watches another Hull chance come and go as they continue to trouble City.

Mike Phelan
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A quarter of the match remaining and this is anyones frankly. City have been far from convincing, while Hull have given so much to trying to get even a point.

Off the line! Hull go within inches of taking the lead. City at sixes and sevens from a corner and when Bravo rushes off his line, Dawson loops a header over him and it was a goal-line clearance from Sagna keeps the scores level.

Kelechi Iheanacho being prepped on the touchline as City look to enhance their attacking options. Guardiola's side have been devoid of a real thrust during the first 55 minutes, can the Nigerian change that?

Hull pushing forward and they're leaving themselves wide open at the other end. Kevin de Bruyne wrong-foots Marshall with a stinging shot from 20 yards, which rattled the post. The closest City have come, by some distance.

Difficult chance but the openings keep coming for Hull. City are caught out with a high line from a free-kick and Maguire gets goal-side but can only turn his volley over the bar.

Pep Guardiola has cut a frustrated figure through the game.

Pep Guardiola
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Sagna makes a fine block to deny Snodgrass at the back post. City are dominating the ball - they completed nearly 400 passes in the first half - but Hull are creating the better openings.

Back underway at Hull. No changes at the break, with City having already had to withdraw John Stones.

Half time: Hull 0-0 Manchester City

The Tigers are set to climb off the bottom of the Premier League after blunting Man City at the KCOM Stadium. Hull have pressed high and disrupted City's flow, with long range efforts all Marshall has had to deal with. Pep Guardiola badly needs a plan B.

Two minutes added on at the KCOM Stadium. Not much to write home about, it has to be said. Hull have been decent.

Raheem Sterling has been watched closely by Hull throughout the first half.

Raheem Sterling
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City produce their best move of the game as Sterling feed Nolito, who tries to find Silva but Hull cut it out again.

Another long passing move ends with Sterling turning inside, getting a yard but blazing over when he gets a sight of goal. Hull are squeezing the space in and around their box.

Nolito hits one half-heartedly and Marshall gets down and makes an easy save. Al the pressure going one-way, but nothing that will overly frighten the home faithful.

Very patient build-up by City but Hull will be content with how they're denying the visitors an opportunity to test Marshall. The latest cross is hacked clear by Maguire but Mike Phelan's side have dealt well with the pressure so far.

Claudio Bravo saves well from Snodgrass as Hull probe away. Even start, all be told.

It's all Man City now and Yaya Toure combines with David Silva, but Marshall makes a good low save.

Aleksandar Kolarov coming on for Man City are just 16 minutes. But who is coming off? Fernandinho jogs across to the touchline but John Stones goes down, and he is the man to be replaced. Fernandinho will have to run off his fitness issue.

Hull and City kick-off the final game of Boxing Day in the Premier League.

Hull vs Man City
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Kevin de Bruyne's shot is deflected behind for a corner and Hull survive another surge from City.

Yaya Toure tests McGregor with a curled free-kick which is tipped over. City on top early on here.

Hull pressing City early on in what has been a very intense start from the home side. Pep Guardiola's side naturally trying to implement their passing game.

Underway in the tea-time kick-off. Hull straight on the attack.

Players on their way at the KCOM Stadium. Last time Man City played at tea time they were shocked by Leicester and Jamie Vardy. Anything will be an improvement on that.

A point for Hull this evening will lift them off the bottom of the Premier League, above Swansea who they are level on points with. A win would take them 18th and within a point of Crystal Palace who are hovering above the drop zone. The Tigers have not won since they overcame Southampton in November but another three points today could be crucial in their survival bid.

Former Manchester United assistant boss Mike Phelan will be eager for a change of fortunes for his Hull City team against Manchester City.

Hull vs Man City
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So we're on the home straight on Boxing Day and after seven games we're down to one. We head to the KCOM Stadium for the tea-time kick-off as Hull host Man City, who can go second and keep pace with Chelsea.

Mike Phelan keeps with the same team which lost at West Ham last weekend.

Man City have Bacary Sagna at full-back, while Nolito starts in attack with Kelechi Ilheanacho on the bench.

Teams in for the tea-time kick-off

🔶◾️ | Here’s the @HullCity team to face @ManCity in today’s @PremierLeague clash at the KCOM Stadium #HULMCI

— Hull City (@HullCity) December 26, 2016

LINE UP | Tonight's @HaysWorldwide starting 1️⃣1️⃣ against @HullCity! #hullvcity

— Manchester City (@ManCity) December 26, 2016

Hull have been anything but in tune this season. Can today be a change?

Before we get the teams at the KCOM Stadium, check out our live blog of the 3pm kick-offs which include Chelsea vs Bournemouth and Arsenal and West Brom.

We're expecting both teams to be confirmed in the next half an hour, but how are we expecting both sides to line up?

Hull have Ryan Mason and Josh Tymon back but are without Abel Hernandez after he underwent hernia surgery.

Sergio Aguero serves the last of his four-match ban for Man City, but they do have Fernandinho and Pablo Zabaleta after suspension and injury.

Boxing Day in the Premier League concludes with a clash between two sides enjoy vastly contrasting fortunes. Hull are bottom of the league and are already cut adrift at the bottom, and they host a Man City side who can go second in the table as they look to hang onto Chelsea's coattails.

The Tigers have not won for nearly two months and surely they have to start showing some resolve to ensure they can extend their top flight existence. City are not devoid of pressure either having, given their deficit to Chelsea and Pep Guardiola's early troubles in English football.

All the team news and build-up ahead of this clash between two Citys on the way ahead of the 5:15pm kick-off.