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Premier League
Premier League
Monday 26 December 2016
Kickoff at 17:15 GMT
KCOM Stadium
UK - Sky Sports
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All you need to know ahead of Hull City v Manchester City in the Premier League.

When and where

The game kicks off at 5.15pm (GMT) on Monday 26 December at the KCOM Stadium, and will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 in the UK.

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Injury and suspension news

Hull City: Ryan Mason and Josh Tymon will both come back into the squad for the City game, whilst Allan McGregor is also back in training. Abel Hernandez is still out. 

Man City: Boss Pep Guardiola welcomes Fernandinho back from suspension but Sergio Aguero serves the last match of his ban.Vincent Kompany (knee) is still out and Pablo Zabaleta is a doubt.

The last time

City defeated the Tigers 4-1 in the League Cup in their last meetings, with Wilfried Bony, Kelechi Iheanacho and Kevin De Bruyne (two) on the scoresheet.

The last time the sides met in the Premier League, City needed a last-minute winner from James Milner to rescue a point.

Watch highlights of the League Cup game here

Stats and facts

  • City go into the game in third position, a point behind Liverpool and seven behind Chelsea
  • Hull are bottom of the table with 12 points from 17 games played
  • Kevin De Bruyne is the league's leading assist maker with nine
  • Hull score 0.82 goals per game on average and concede 2.12
  • City score an average of 2.12 goals and concede 1.18
  • City have won six and lost two of eight away games


Fernando: December and January key to success

Brazilian midfielder Fernando was a key part of the victory against Arsenal with a tireless performance.

Find out why he thinks the next spell for City will be crucial... read more

Fernandinho sharp in Man City training

Brazil ace Fernandinho look hungry to get back to first team action ahead of the trip to Hull City on Boxing Day.

The midfielder has been banned since the Chelsea game but comes back into contention - see him in training here.

Watch: Man City training for Hull

Watch the City players go through their paces at CFA ahead of the Premier League game against Hull.

See who won in a skill showdown between Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Gael Clichy... watch here

Man City team news ahead of Hull test

Boss Pep Guardiola has given his team news update ahead of the trip to Hull on Boxing Day.

The game with Hull signals the start of a four-game run in the space of 11 days for City... read more.

Guardiola rejects van Dijk claims

According to Simon Bajkowski at the Manchester Evening News, Pep Guardiola has refuted claims that he will pursue a deal for Southampton centre-back Virgil Van Dijk.

There has been increasing speculation in recent weeks that City may do a deal for the former Celtic star– but Guardiola has poured scorn on the more.

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