A trip to Old Trafford brought little for Tigers fans to cheer with a dispiriting 3-0 defeat to Manchester United.
Predictably, the national press chose to focus on the improving fortunes of United, rather than City’s continuing struggles.
The Telegraph’s Mark Ogden lauded Robin Van Persie’s goal and return to the scoresheet following a run of poor form from the Dutch forward.
We need to look locally for any real analysis of City’s precarious position. In the Hull Daily Mail, Peter Swan urged Steve Bruce to make drastic changes to his starting XI before Wednesday’s game at Everton, labelling City’s performance against United as ‘awful’.
Amber Nectar painted an equally bleak picture, their match report describing a glum mood in the away end and a performance ‘devoid of leadership and purpose’.
City Independent’s reporter was also less than impressed by City’s efforts, but found time to praise the travelling Tigers support, who were ‘Excellent for the full 90 minutes’.
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And.. You think Steve Bruce is having a bad time of it? At least he knows the name of his own players!