Writer: Matt Wilson
Date:Sunday March 9 2014
90 minutes and Sunderland stands between Hull City and only a second ever FA Cup Semi Final this afternoon.
City will look to put last week`s 4-1 league defeat to Newcastle behind them by progressing into the FA Cup Semi Finals against a team they have already beaten twice in the league this season. Sunderland meanwhile have dropped to 19th in the league after recent postponed fixtures whilst they look to recover from Sunday`s League Cup final defeat to Manchester City.
City`s task is made harder with both Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long cup-tied; Sone Aluko, Matty Fryatt and Yannick Sagbo expected to start and to provide City`s goal threat. Robbie Brady has a groin injury and will miss the remainder of the season.
Sunderland have no injury concerns other than Kieran Westwood whilst Liam Bridcutt will return to the midfield after being cup tied for the League Cup Final.
Former Sunderland and now City manager Steve Bruce is determined to earn a third win against his former employers having recorded 1-0 and 2-0 victories at the KC Stadium and Stadium of Light respectively; the games made noticeable for the three red cards suffered by Sunderland during those fixtures.
Although Premier League survival will remain the clubs number one aim, the City players today have a chance to earn long standing recognition amongst the City supporters and achieve only what the team of 19329/0 has managed previously.
Date:Sunday March 9 2014
McGregor Injury Blow (Thursday October 2 2014)
Name Change Status (Wednesday October 1 2014)
Three-Month Wolves Loan For Sagbo (Tuesday September 30 2014)
Boss Confirms Maguire Available For Loan (Tuesday September 30 2014)
Bruce - We Will Remain Positive (Monday September 29 2014)
Hull 2-4 Manchester City (Monday September 29 2014)
Bruce Couldn't Have Asked For More (Sunday September 28 2014)
Stats: Hull v Man City (Saturday September 27 2014)
Team News: Hull v Man City (Saturday September 27 2014)
Bruce - We Must Relish City Challenge (Friday September 26 2014)
|Hull City||2||-||4||Man City|
|Hull City||2||-||2||West Ham|
|Aston Villa||2||-||1||Hull City|
|13. West Ham||6||2||1||3||0||7|
|16. Hull City||6||1||3||2||-2||6|
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