Soccer-Nastasic returns for Man City against Hull (Reuters)

Aug 30 (Reuters) – Manchester City’s battered defence was boosted on Friday by the return of centre back Matija Nastasic following injury in time for this weekend’s Premier League match at home to Hull City. Last season’s runners-up suffered a shock 3-2 defeat by Cardiff City on Sunday after having to field a makeshift partnership of Joleon Lescott and midfielder Javi Garcia in the heart of defence with Nastasic and Vincent Kompany sidelined. “Matija is available to play tomorrow,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini told a news conference on the eve of Saturday’s game (1145 GMT). …

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