AFC Bournemouth 6-1 Hull City Player Ratings: Efficient Cherries tame the Tigers

Bournemouth were firing on all cylinders as they swept aside a miserable Hull side in Mike Phelan's first full game as Hull manager after being appointed on a permanent basis at the club.

Bournemouth's attacking display put broad smiles and brought cheers from the fans who were entertained with some brilliant attacking football and some moments of brilliance.

The first-half was all about the home side as they displayed their efficiency from set pieces and Junior Stanislas in particular had a very good half as it was his set pieces that set up Charlie Daniels and Steve Cook for their respective goals and also his penalty that restored the home side's lead. 

Jordon Ibe threatened whenever he was on the ball and was the focal point of much of the home side's advances down the right hand side with Adam Smith and Daniels too not afraid to advance into the opposition half when given the chance to do so, as Hull sat back deep as they have done all season.

The second-half saw a more rejuvenated Hull side kick-off on the front foot and put pressure on the Cherries, but that pressure was ultimately in vain as Bournemouth added another, with Stanislas once again among the goals for his team and being the star performer of the game. The icing on top of the cherries cake came from Callum Wilson and substitute Dan Gosling as they capped off an entertaining game for all to watch.

Player Ratings

Artur Boruc:  The veteran didn't have much to do and was caught out  for Hull's equaliser only because of the massive deflection that Mason's shot took from Cook's foot, Boruc otherwise had a decent game. 8/10.

Adam Smith: Smith was usual self in this game, full of running and linking up with the midfield whenever he got forward which was quite often as Hull sat deep for most of the time in the game and rarely posed a threat. 8/10

Simon Francis: The Bournemouth captain had a decent game, did not do much wrong and was at his usual all round best while doing the defensive work needed. 8/10

Steve Cook: It was the defender's 300th appearance for the club and he certainly made it one to remember as he played a part in both the equaliser for Hull but also redeemed himself with a well taken header to give the lead back to the home side. 8.5/10

Charlie Daniels: Daniels was more adventurous of the two full-backs and linked up well with Stanislas at times and like Smith, was reliable in his defensive work. 8/10

Andrew Surman: Surman had another decent game, never misplaced a pass and did the small things needed to be done perfectly well and protected the defence well alongside the industrious Arter.  8/10

Harry Arter: Arter like his partner, Surman, had a good game, got forward well and was victim of some physical encounters with the Hull midfielders and like the rest of his team was full of energy while going forward and tracking back as well. 8/10

Jack Wilshere: Wilshere was probably one of the more average players on the day, he had some good moments in the game but was largely average in his impact on the game. 7/10

Stanislas was central to Bournemouth's impressive victory yesterday / Getty Images/ Bryn Lennon
Stanislas was central to Bournemouth's impressive victory yesterday / Getty Images/ Bryn Lennon

Junior Stanislas: Stanislas had a brilliant game, setting up two of the goals for the home side with two brilliant set pieces and also two well taken goals. 9/10

Jordon Ibe: Ibe was the cause of much trouble down the wing and caught El Mohamady out of position time and again and put some decent crosses into the box for his attackers. 9/10

Callum Wilson: Wilson had a good game and got himself on the scoresheet as he usually does and was full of running with good work-rate in helping out 8/10


Dan Gosling: Came on late in the second-half and yet found himself on the scoresheet with a brilliant curling effort after good work from Daniels to set him up. 8/10

Benik Afobe: Came off the bench for Wilson and didn't do much to note of,the game was done and dusted by the time he came off. 7/10

Joshua King: Came off the bench for the ever impressive Ibe and provided fresh legs and pace to worry about for the Hull defence and was a problem to deal with as always. 7/10