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Man City v Hull: Team news and tactics

HOLD HIM OFF: Sterling looks to protect the ball from Hull defender Curtis Davies

HOLD HIM OFF: Sterling looks to protect the ball from Hull defender Curtis Davies

Pep Guardiola makes four changes for Man City’s Premier League visit of Hull.

Claudio Bravo, Raheem Sterling, Aleks Kolarov and Yaya Toure return to the starting XI in place of Willy Caballero, Kevin De Bruyne, Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho.

Bacary SagnaNicolas OtamendiGabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan miss out through injury, while Fernandinho is rested.

City XI: Bravo, Clichy, Stones, Navas, Kolarov, Toure, Delph, Sterling, Silva (c), Sane, Aguero.

Subs: Caballero, Kompany, Zabaleta, Fernando, Nolito, De Bruyne, Iheanacho.

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With City likely to adopt a 4-1-4-1 formation, Bravo will be shielded by a backline of Gael Clichy, Kolarov, John Stones and stand-in right-back Jesus Navas.

Toure or Fabian Delph will be employed in the defensive midfield role, while the other will accompany David Silva in the middle. Leroy Sane and Sterling will operate on the wings.

Sergio Aguero leads the line upfront, seeking to add to his tally of 27 goals and run of nine in nine games.

Hull XI: Jakupovic, Robertson, Dawson, Ranocchia, Elmohamady, Grosicki, N’Diaye, Clucas, Markovic, Evandro, Niasse.

Subs: Marshall, Meyler, Davies, Hernández, Maloney, Diomande, Henriksen

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