Sep 27, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​The KCOM Stadium
Hull City
Man CityManchester City
Mangala (21' og.), Hernandez (32' pen.)
FT(HT: 2-2)
Aguero (7'), Dzeko (11', 68'), Lampard (87')
Mangala (31'), Clichy (84')

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini defends Eliaquim Mangala

Eliaquim Mangala of Manchester City competes with Ramires of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says that Eliaquim Mangala was plagued by bad luck during his side's win over Hull City.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has leaped to the defence of Eliaquim Mangala after the centre-back put through his own net during his side's 4-2 win at Hull City.

The Frenchman was also a fault for Hull's penalty just after the half-hour mark, but his coach put both incidents down to bad luck.

"[Mangala] was very unlucky with the own goal and after that he arrived late for penalty but we continue to trust him because he is a very good player who had very bad luck," BBC Sport quotes Pelegrini as saying.

"During the week when we scored seven I felt that the team was tired. I think today we played a very good team. They defended very well and we scored four goals which was very good. It was very important to win three points here because we cannot allow to drop any more points on Chelsea."

The win moves City up to third place in the Premier League table.

Edin Dzeko of Manchester City celebrates with team-mate David Silva after scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Manchester City at KC Stadium on September 27, 2014
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