On 19 July 2013 striker Danny Graham was brought in on a season-long loan from Sunderland. Though the contract was terminated early and Graham moved on loan to Middlesbrough on transfer deadline day 31 January 2014.
On 26 July 2013 the club announced the signing of Ivorian striker Yannick Sagbo from French side Evian TG on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
On 1 October 2013 it was announced that Robbie Brady would be out of action for a month after undergoing a hernia operation. Following return he experienced a groin injury that required further surgery and in March 2014 it was announced that he would be out for the rest of the season.
On 7 November 2013 it was reported that Sone Aluko would be out of action for up to ten weeks with an achilles injury after a problem during pre-match warm-up for the Sunderland match on 2 November 2013.
On 11 December 2013 it was reported that the club had formally ask The Football Association to change the club's name to Hull Tigers from the start of the 2014–15 season. On 15 January 2014 Assem Allam indicated he would leave the club "within 24-hours" if the name change was rejected by the FA.
The first pre-season matches were announced on 9 May 2013. First to be announced would be an away game against Birmingham City on 27 July 2013. The Billy Bly Memorial Trophy match was set for 15 July 2013 at Church Road against North Ferriby United and an away match against Peterborough United was scheduled for 29 July.
The squad reported back for pre-season training on 4 July 2013.
On 4 July 2013 a final pre-season match at the KC Stadium was announced against Spanish team Real Betis for 10 August 2013. The match would be a testimonial for Andy Dawson who would return to the club to appear in the fixture following his departure to Scunthorpe United.
On 16 July 2013 the team flew out to Portugal for a week-long pre-season training camp.
The pre-season matches started on 15 July 2013 with two matches at the same time to allow for all the players to get a run-out. The first was the traditional Billy Bly Memorial Trophy match against North Ferriby United which City won 3–1. The second was against Winterton Rangers where City notched up a 6–0 victory.
In Portugal on 20 July 2013 the match against Sheffield Wednesday ended in a 0–0 draw. A further 0–0 draw against S.C. Braga on 23 July 2013 brought the Portugal training camp to a close.
Following return to England an away match against Birmingham City on 27 July 2013 proved difficult and city lost 2–1. This was followed on 29 July 2013 by another away match against Peterborough United where city won 0–1.
On 2 August the team flew out to Germany for further training sessions ready for the two games there. City won the first match on 3 August 2013 against Dynamo Dresden with Yannick Sagbo scoring the only goal of the game. The second match in Germany on 6 August 2013 against Eintracht Braunschweig ended in a 2–0 defeat.
Updated to games played on 8 March 2014.
Source: Barclays Premier League Official League Table
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored. 1 Since the 2013–14 Football League Cup winners (Manchester City) would at this point qualify for the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League the 6th placed team would qualify for third qualifying round of UEFA Europa League. (C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished: (Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.
Hull City enter the competition in Round Two, the draw for this took place on 8 August 2013 and Hull were drawn away to League One club Leyton Orient. Hull travelled to Orient on 27 August 2013 and drew the match 0 – 0. Extra-time was required and in the second half substitute Robbie Brady broke the dead-lock with the only goal of the match soon after coming on to the pitch. The following day the draw for the third round took place and City were drawn at home to local side Huddersfield Town of the Championship. The match was arranged for 24 September 2013.Nick Proschwitz scored the only goal in a 1–0 win to put Hull through to the fourth round of the cup. The draw for the 4th round took place the following day and set-up an all Premier League match with Tottenham Hotspur.  The match will take place at White Hart Lane on 30 October, three days after the Premier League game between the teams. Following a 1–1 draw at full time, extra time was played with both sides scoring a further goal. The match was determined by a penalty shoot-out which City lost 8–7 when Ahmed Elmohamady's shot was saved by Brad Friedel.
Hull City enter the competition at the Third Round Proper stage with matches taking place in early January 2014. The draw for the Third Round took place on 8 December 2013 and Hull were drawn away to Football League Championship side Middlesbrough. The match took place on 4 January 2014 at the Riverside Stadium and Hull won the match 2–0 with goals by Aaron McLean and Nick Proschwitz. The draw for the fourth round took place on 5 January 2014 and Hull were drawn away to League Two team Southend United to face former manager Phil Brown for the first time since he left the club. The match took place on 25 January 2014 at Roots Hall with City leaving it until the second half to break the deadlock when Matty Fryatt scored both goals to take the visitors into the next round. The draw for the fifth round took place on 26 January 2014 and Hull were drawn away to Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion. The match was selected for live TV coverage by BT Sport and set to take place on 17 February 2014. The draw for the quarter-finals took place on 16 February and if Hull beat Brighton & Hove Albion they were drawn at home to Sunderland with match taking place on 8 or 9 March 2014. The fifth-round match took place at the Falmer Stadium on 17 February 2014 with Brighton & Hove taking the lead through a Leonardo Ulloa goal in the first half. The visitors levelled the game after 85 minutes when Yannick Sagbo hit the target. The score remained at 1–1 and a replay would be required to see who progressed. The replay was scheduled to take place on 24 February 2014 to avoid clashes with UEFA Champions League matches, which both managers criticised, as it is just 48-hours after important league matches for both teams. Hull started the replay with first-half goals by Sone Aluko and Robert Koren, with Leonardo Ulloa scoring a second-half goal for Brighton. Hull went through to the next round with a 2–1 win in the replay. The next round match was selected for televising by ITV and was set to take place on Sunday 9 March.
Last updated: 1 March 2014
Source: Competitive match reports.
Competitive matches only
Matches started as captain only Country: FIFA nationality; No.: Squad number; P: Position; Name: Player name; No. Games: Number of games started as captain.
On 11 May 2013 it was revealed that the kit for the 2013–14 season would be striped and that Cash Converters have taken up the option to extend their sponsorship deal for a further season. On 10 June 2013 the adidas manufactured blue away kit was revealed. The new home kit was revealed on the club website on 3 July 2013.