Hull v Swansea – Player Ratings

Eldin Jakupovic – 7 – An uncharacteristic mistake nearly lead to Swansea taking the lead during the first half, but was rarely tested. With their only real attempt on goal he produced a fine end-of-boot save to demonstrate why he’s still Hull’s #1. Could not be faulted for their goal. A decent performance after initial nerves went.

Omar Elabdellaoui – 7 – A decent showing from this promising player. Gave Marco Silva plenty of reasons to keep him in the starting lineup against Everton.

Andrea Ranocchia – 8 – Another solid performance from what is turning into possibly one of Hull’s best loan signings of the season. Giving plenty of reasons for us to try to retain his services next season. Definitely settling into the English game now.

Harry Maguire – 7 – Nearly gifted Swansea an easy opportunity in the first half. After that thought he put in a solid game for Hull and is still giving good reasons for an England call-up.

Andy Robertson – 7 – Gave a good display as usual, and never looked like he would lose any pace. Exactly the result he would want on his birthday.

Lazar Markovic – 6 – After last week’s no-show this was a much better performance. He seems to have a similar problem to Hatem Ben Arfa. Bags of ability, but just doesn’t seem to be showing it just yet. May well go on to prove many people wrong, but certainly didn’t against Swansea.

Alfred N’Diaye – 6 – An average performance against Swansea. Didn’t show as much of his ability as he has done in recent weeks, but still a solid player in midfield. His passing wasn’t up to his usual standard and was subbed on the hour, possibly to stop the risk of him getting his second yellow.

Tom Huddlestone – 7 – Back to his usual tricks in central midfield. Made some pin-point passes through the duration of the game and even had a rare shot, but was too tame to beat Fabianski.

Sam Clucas – 6 – Clucas is not a supporting midfielder, and found himself in this position for the majority of the match. However once given the chance to start moving forward he certainly caused a few headaches for the Swansea defence.

Kamil Grosicki – 7 – This guy has some speed. Never one to shy away from chasing a wayward pass, and almost as fast when on the ball. The only thing lacking from his performance was the final pass or shot. Hopefully with a bit of concentrated training on his crossing and more time with the team he will either get on the score sheet himself or at least for a few assists before the season is out.

Abel Hernandez – 7 – Not a player that suits the lone-striker position. Not to his fault he didn’t see much of the game in the first half, but with Oumar Niasse being brought on it transformed his performance entirely. His sort-of-dummy-sort-of-missed-the-ball that brought on Niasse’s first was either a stroke of genius or a stroke of luck. Either way we’ll take it!


Oumar Niasse – 9 (MOTM)- only our luck that he cannot feature in our next game against his parent club. Produced two high quality finishes that didn’t paint him as the failure he was treated as at Everton. If he can keep these performances up we have a real fighting chance of beating the drop.

Ahmed Elmohamady – 7 – Brought on to help keep the scoreline 1-0, ended up creating the buildup for the second goal. A decent performance. Seems to suit coming off the bench more as his pace cannot last an entire game any more.

David Meyler – 6 – Unlucky not to get on the score sheet himself after a brief cameo role in the win. Cannot fault his performance or effort. Unlucky to see his inclusion coincide with Swansea’s final attempts to level the game, but definitely not to blame for the goal.



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