Hull City player ratings on final day at Plymouth Argyle as Tigers play-off dream ends

Jean Michaël Seri in action for Hull City -Credit:Benjamin Gilbert/Focus Images Ltd
Jean Michaël Seri in action for Hull City -Credit:Benjamin Gilbert/Focus Images Ltd

A desperately poor display brought Hull City's season to an end with a 1-0 defeat at Plymouth Argyle, who secured Championship safety with a huge victory.

Rosenior's side were a goal down at the break after Joe Edwards beat Matty Jacob at the back post to head the hosts deservedly in front shortly before the half-time interval, and in truth, it was no more than the vibrant hosts deserved for the way they attacked the Tigers, who were tepid.

There was a minimal improvement in the second period, but in truth, even the most die-hard Tigers followers could argue their side deserved anything from their visit to Home Park.

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Here's how Tigers reporter Barry Cooper rated the players at Home Park on Saturday afternoon....

Ryan Allsop: Brilliant save to deny Morgan Whittaker early in the contest with his side under heavy pressure. Saw far too much of the ball in the first half. 7/10

Matty Jacob: Found the game increasingly difficult as the half wore on and was caught out when Joe Edwards got the edge on him to head in the opener. Good header away in the second. 5/10

Jacob Greaves: Crucial block inside the opening six minutes. Had a really difficult afternoon up against Ryan Hardie, who kept him honest all afternoon. 7/10

Alfie Jones: Beaten early on by Mustapha Bundu but recovered well after that and had to do his fair share of work as his side kept giving the ball away. 7/10

Regan Slater: Struggled in the first period against Mumba and Bundu, couldn't get forward after being consistently pinned back. Didn't close the cross down for the goal quickly enough. Not his afternoon. 5/10

Tyler Morton: No lack of effort in the first period, but struggled to get in the game. Kept at it in the second half and saw a free-kick diverted wide. 5/10

Jean Michael Seri: Tried to get on the ball in a poor first half from City, but always under pressure. Tried to get his side going second half, but couldn't inject that magic they needed. 6/10

Fabio Carvalho: Barely in the contest in the first half but City could not get on the ball in dangerous areas. Like with Delap, a sad end to a brilliant loan spell. 6/10

Jaden Philogene: Showed flashes and shovelled a shot towards goal in the first half under pressure but couldn't get in the first period. Forced a smart stop from Cooper early in the second period. 6/10

Ozan Tufan: On the periphery of the contest for much of the first period, did have one shout for a penalty and that proved to be his last action before coming off. 5/10

Liam Delap: Had City's first shot on goal just shy of the half-hour mark, touch let him down a couple of times and was brought off at the break. If that was to be his final outing in Black and Amber, it wasn't the farewell he deserved. 5/10


Noah Ohio (on for Delap 46): Had little to work with in truth, made a couple of decent runs but couldn't get into the game. 6/10

Abdus Omur (on for Tufan 46): Had a positive impact at the start of the second period. 6/10

Ryan Giles (on for Jacob 60): Made a difference down the left flank and gave City an attacking threat that hadn't been there. As with Coyle, surprised he didn't start the game. 6/10

Lewie Coyle (on for Slater 60): Terrific block on the edge of his own box to deny Whittaker, surprised he wasn't in from the start. 6/10

Billy Sharp (on for Morton 77): Went up for one late header but was beaten to it. Ends his spell without a City goal. 6/10