Manchester City hosts English Premier League new comers Hull City. The Tigers finished second in England’s second tier division called The Football League Championship. That second place finished earned them a promotion to England’s top tier league, the English Premier League.
Date: August 31
Start Time: 7:45 a.m. ET
Location: Manchester, England
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
TV Info: NBC Sports Network, DirecTV (Channel 220)
Radio Info: SiriusXM FC
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Hull City has a difficult task ahead of them heading into today’s game. Manchester City won the English Premier League title a a couple of years ago and has established themselves as one of the top clubs in England. They followed up their 2011-12 championship campaign with a second place finish in the premier league behind cross town rivals Manchester United. That top 2 finish was good enough to earn them another trip to the UEFA Champions League tournament as well.
Hull City and their players have to overcome the nerves of stepping onto the pitch in front of such a large hostile crowd and can’t be star-struck. Manchester City needs to not take Hull City to lightly or they risk being upset. They’ve already had a rough start to their season gaining only 3 points in their first two games.