Manchester City recorded vital back-to-back home wins before Christmas to keep themselves in the hunt for the Premier League title.
Pep Guardiola’s side beat Watford 2-0 and then Arsenal 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium in their final two games before December 25, although they still remain seven points behind league leaders Chelsea.
However, City will take great confidence from their comeback victory over the Gunners last weekend, as Theo Walcott’s early strike was cancelled out by goals from Leroy Sane and the excellent Raheem Sterling.
It means that Guardiola’s side sit third at Christmas, a point behind Liverpool in second but three ahead of Tottenham in fifth, and they’ll go into their Boxing Day clash at Hull hoping for a third successive league triumph.
Mike Phelan’s Hull are bottom of the Premier League having lost 11 of their 17 matches, including four of their last six.
However, they have picked up five points from their last three home games, and will provide a stern test for Guardiola’s men, who themselves have won six of their eight away league matches this season.
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