A quiet first-half was coupled with a busy second when he couldn’t get close to Chester’s opener and was forced to keep out Ince’s effort on the angle some minutes later. Made a couple of other decent stops to keep QPR in with a chance.
Not a bad game from the full-back, but lacked overall influence on the game.
Positioned well when defending corners and broke quickly on the counter, giving QPR the ability to press dangerously and spritely.
Another making his debut, the summer signing worked well with Ferdinand and Dunne to keep the Hull attackers quiet for most of the game. Did slip up once or twice, however, when giving the Tigers’ players a little too much room.
The former Manchester United man kept the line steady and organised for much of the game. The defender wasn’t blemish free, however, as the centre-half struggled to outmuscle Chester when the Hull man opened the scoring
The Irishman looked strong at the back and also did his bit to get QPR forward on the counter through the middle.
A tepid game from the midfielder who didn’t really add too much to help his team.
The QPR skipper was productive in supplying the ball to his teammates up top to create chances and put his opponents on the back foot.
Had a decent game and should have troubled McGregor in the first-half with a close-range header. Passed well and kept QPR moving through the middle, but to no avail.
Took a few minutes to spring into life, but the striker was QPR’s main attacking figure and should have put them in the lead with an effort inside six yards, but McGregor’s ‘keeping kept it out. Had a handful of other chances near the end that were either spurned by the Hull ‘keeper or a lack of accuracy.
Looked energetic but rarely troubled McGregor. Was given the chance to even things up from the spot but his penalty was saved well by the Hull ‘keeper.
Was the busier of the two ‘keepers during the 90 minutes and certainly did his part to keep his side in the game, especially with a save close to half-time from Remy and a penalty save from Austin near the end, saving the striker’s spot-kick with a great stop and another effort from the Frenchman at the death.
In his first game for the TIgers, the former Dundee United man played well high up the pitch on the wings as well as defending well against QPR’s wide men.
Was booked in the first-half for a cynical challenge on Remy, but defended well as a whole despite some moments that saw an unorganised Hull defence.
Kept busy in the first-half but was a key man in the second, scoring the opening goal and offering some momentum for his side. The defender’s header was key in getting Hull back on track and did well to overpower Ferdinand to get to the ball. However, he could have unwittingly been the villain with an apparent handball near the end, but Austin missed the penalty to keep it 1-0. Great defending near the end kept him as the hero.
Defended very well against Austin and Remy, but unfortunately didn’t see past half-time after succumbing to a knock in the opening 45 minutes.
Ahmed El Mohamady
Was a great source of energy for Hull on the wings and really added some zest on the counter attack. The wing-back’s movement gave the Tigers momentum and really troubled the QPR defenders.
Looked sharp and productive until a clash with Barton forced him off with a potential knee injury.
In his first Premier League start for Hull, the attacker was bright and could have had a goal to his name if it wasn’t for Green’s quick thinking.
Passed well and gave Hull options around the QPR box for the Tigers’ attackers to work with.
Did well but could have offered more through the middle after what was a relatively quiet game for the midfielder. A goal-line clearance, however, made the difference near the end.
Not a great afternoon for the Croatian who was very quiet at times and didn’t really have too much of an influence over the game. A needless challenge late on saw the striker booked.