Hull City player ratings from a dismal display at Bournemouth

Mike Phelan's first official game in charge of the Tigers ended in a 6-1 defeat.

Hull City player ratings from a dismal display at Bournemouth
Hull could not cope with Stanislas (photo: Getty Images)

It was an afternoon to forget for the Hull City fans who made a 600 mile round trip to Bournemouth and there are not many players in the team who would like to remember their performances as the player ratings prove.

A shambles in defence

David Marshall (5): The Scottish goalkeeper could not have done much about any of the Bournemouth goals, but he struggled to organise a lacklustre back four as they left numerous gaps all afternoon long.

Ahmed Elmohamady (4): Formerly a winger, the Egyptian looked well and truly out of his depth at right-back as Jordan Ibe tore him apart. Elmohamady could not get close to the winger and was turned inside and out, whilst also leaving the back post exposed for a couple of the hosts' goals.

Harry Maguire (4): Returning from injury, the central defender looked out of his depth against the Bournemouth attackers. He left too much room for the opposition to expose and barely had any sort of positive impact on the game.

Curtis Davies (5): The captain was just as responsible as Maguire for leaving gaps in defence, although he did redeem himself on a couple of occasions with important blocks.

Andrew Robertson (5): Like Elmohamady, Robertson struggled to cope with his opposing winger. Junior Stanislas ended up playing a part in four Bournemouth goals as Robertson went missing throughout the afternoon.

Davies could not provide a calming influence (photo: Getty Images)
Davies could not provide a calming influence (photo: Getty Images)

Outclassed in midfield

Sam Clucas (5): The youngster has been exceeding expectations in a new position this season but had little effect in support his back four from defensive midfield. Clucas was unable to put pressure on the ball and win it back as he should be doing in his new role.

Jake Livermore (6): After being pushed back into a more familiar position, Mike Phelan would have hoped Livermore could control the tempo of the game from the centre of the pitch. Yet he was largely ineffective and had a very quiet game by his standards.

Ryan Mason (6): As with Livermore, Mason found himself completely overrun in the middle of the park. However, the record signing did manage to grab a consolation goal for Hull.

A lonely day in attack

Robert Snodgrass (4): With Hull employing a direct tactic from deep positions, the wide player was unable to have any influence on the game as he has been doing for club and country recently. His frustrations were clear when he gave away a cheap penalty for Bournemouth's third goal.

Shaun Maloney (5): Granted a chance to impress, the winger could not get involved with the game like his colleague on the opposite side and only lasted 55 minutes.

Will Keane (5): Endured a lonely task up front chasing lost causes and was unable to threaten the opposition goal.

No impact from the bench

Tom Huddlestone (6- replaced Maloney, 55)- The central midfielder helped to stabilise Hull slightly in the engine room but still could not prevent Bournemouth from scoring at will.

Adama Diomande (5- replaced Robertson, 63)- The striker could not get involved in the game at all and was unable to build upon his goal for Norway earlier in the week.

David Meyler (5- replaced Mason, 78)- Had little time to impact the game but was unable to support defensively as his side conceded two goals at the end of the game.