All of a sudden for Hull City fans, the impossible dream of Premier League survival is well and truly on. I wrote in my preview of the West Ham game that the next two games (West Ham and Middlesbrough) would be the 2 games city needed to get 6 points out of to have any chance of survival. I’ll be honest, I expected City to only get 4 points, but to come out with 6 is more than any City fan could’ve wanted.
Focus now turns to tomorrow with a trip to title-chasers Manchester City. If the task wasn’t already difficult enough, the Tigers will make the trip without makeshift captain Harry Maguire after he picked up an injury on Wednesday night. However, in better news, Abel Hernandez looks to have shaken off a dead leg also picked up on Wednesday and is expected to be fit. It was announced earlier in the week that Marco Silva and the players will be backed by a sold-out travelling support, which is kudos to Silva as well as the fans. Silva has reinstalled faith and passion within the crowd, as can be seen (and heard!) during home matchdays. Hopefully, this sell out away crowd can sing loud and proud and see their team get something out of the game.
Of what we have seen this season, Manchester City are VERY poor defensively, however deadly on the attack. This means that City cannot just sit back and hope for a point, otherwise Man City will put 4 past them. However, if City go out and attack the 3rd place outfit, there is a chance of coming away with at least a point.