Hull City vs. Manchester City: 6 Things We Learned

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Hull City vs. Manchester City: 6 Things We Learned
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Kompany's early departure was just the beginning of the story.

Manchester City stared the abyss down and, in claiming a massive 2-0 result against Hull City at the KC Stadium on Saturday, did not flinch.

Manchester City lost captain Vincent Kompany to a harsh but fair red card in the 10th minute. Suddenly, the Sky Blues faced at least 80 minutes in hostile territory short-handed.

With 11 more league matches to play after this one, it is an overstatement to say that Manchester City's Premier League hopes hung precariously in the balance. But only barely.

Similarly, it might be a cliche to say that this is the sort of match that championship-caliber sides win. That does not make the statement any less true.

Here are six takeaways from a memorable, galvanizing victory for Manchester City.

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