Had very little to do as many of Sunderland's shots were either off target or straight at him. Assured under the high ball as caught absolutely everything.
Not as strong as Davies at the heart of defence as he was dragged out of position by Fletcher when he dropped deeper. Made the odd strong tackle.
Early cross kissed the bar, and though he couldn't quite provide the same level of delivery into the box thereafter, he provided a good outlet on the left-hand side.
Outstanding in defence, he won numerous tackles and headers in and around his own box. Also comfortable with the ball at his feet, he set the ball rolling with a towering header.
Got forward with regularity down the right-hand side and provided some searching crosses into the box. Also dealt well with the threat of Dossena in defence.
Ahmed El Mohamady
A constant threat down the right-hand side against his former side, with one first half cross setting up Fryatt with a chance. Replaced late on after a tireless showing.
Showed quick feet early on to create chances for himself and win a penalty. Miss from the spot saw him go into his shell before he was eventually replaced.
A quiet showing as Colback and Cattermole got the better of him, with his usual passing game neutralised. Showed he still has quality with excellent free kick to create Davies' opener.
Last week he was being headbutted by an opposition manager, this week he was sending his team on the way to Wembley. Solid in midfield and finished well for the second goal.
Did his best to run Bardsley ragged down the Hull left but constantly saw the ball get stuck under his feet. Rightly replaced soon after half-time.
Missed a golden chance to break the deadlock with a first half header but eventually took his chance as he latched onto Cattermole's poor backpass to seal the victory.
Distributed poorly throughout and was slightly fortunate to see Figueroa's cross come back off the crossbar as he allowed it float over him. Guessed right to save Aluko's poor first half penalty.
Allowed Fryatt to get on the wrong side of him on occasion, though did make the odd clearance to alleviate pressure. Showed his more cultured side with the odd pass forward.
Not at his most effective going forward, with his only cross of any quality setting up Scocco for first half chance. Needed help from others to deal with Sagbo at times.
Got forward well on the left-hand side, though his final ball was lacking on too many occasions. Defended solidly enough as Hull looked to work many of their attacks down their right.
Dealt with Fryatt in a professional enough manner and won a number of crucial headers inside his own box. Did allow himself to be out-jumped by Davies for the first goal.
Showed some excellent touches but frustrated the visiting fans almost as much as he delighted them at times. Regularly picked off by Davies as he tried to carry the ball forward.
Tried to get forward and support the strikers, but at times looked to play passes that weren't on. Lazy tackle saw Aluko win the penalty in the first period.
Never stopped running in the middle of the park as he and Cattermole got the better of their opposite numbers. Has one of the best engines in the Premier League.
Unnerved a few Hull players and ran the show for the visitors for long periods, but very good performance was undone when he lost out to Meyler for the second and produced a brainless backpass for the third.
Missed Sunderland's best opportunity as he blazed over midway through the first half. Strong in the tackle but wasteful when in possession. Replaced by Borini.
Struggled to get involved, though when he did find himself in possession he rarely wasted it, looking to keep attacks going and take Hull defenders out of the game.