Aug 31, 2013 at 12.45pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
2-0
Hull City
Negredo (64'), Toure (89')
Fernandinho (22'), Nastasic (60')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Figueroa (21')

Matija Nastasic fit for Manchester City

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini confirms that Matija Nastasic has recovered from an ankle injury.

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has revealed that centre-back Matija Nastasic is fit to return to first-team action this weekend.

The 20-year-old had been sidelined after picking up an ankle injury in pre-season, but Pellegrini has confirmed that he will be ready to face Hull City at the Etihad on Saturday.

"Matija is available to play. I think Javi Garcia didn't do a bad job as he normally plays in midfield but it is Nastasic's natural position, so of course it is better we have him there," Pellegrini told reporters at a press conference.

"Nothing is new with Vincent [Kompany's injury]. [At the time] the doctor said it will be four to six weeks. Maybe next week we will see how he improves but less than one month is impossible. Micah [Richards] is not available for this game but I hope that next Monday we will start working normally with him."

City have taken three points from their first two league games.

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