A spectator in the first half and was rarely tested in the second period. Commanded his area well, and dealt with anything that came his way.
Comfortable alongside Shackell in defense, covering effectively and winning tackles. Booked for a late challenge on Hernandez, but did well to limit the threat of the striker.
An example in defense, winning tackles and dominating in the air, and made a superb block from Aluko in the first half. Continued to marshal Burnley's resolute back four, and will have delighted his manager with an all-action display.
Rarely saw the ball, such was Hull's desire to funnel attacks through the middle.
Pushed forward when possible down the right flank, and provided the cross which led to Barnes' superb headed goal. Rarely beaten in defense, too, in a solid performance.
Tidy in possession and drove at the opposition defense whenever the opportunity presented itself. Alert to deal with danger when Hull attacked, too. An impressively disciplined display. Replaced by Kightly in the second half.
Pushed the ball to the wing often, mostly to Trippier, in a bid to add width to the attack. Much like Jones, sat back as the home side looked to see out their win. Booked for a late tackle on Quinn in the closing stages.
Drifted inside regularly in search of the ball and worked hard to provide a constant outlet on the left, though his final ball was sometimes lacking.
Saw one shot blocked as Burnley pressured the away side early on, but then elected to sit deep and protect his defense - doing so well.
Almost opened the scoring in the first minute, poking wide when through on goal, and was denied once more by Harper later in the opening period. Did not let his head drop, though, and continued to threaten.
Looked to support Ings, running off his teammate and pulling defenders away. Opened the scoring with a superb second-half header, giving the home side all three points for the first time in the Premier League this season. Replaced by Jutkiewicz late on.
Made a superb first-half stop from Ings before Brady cleared off the line, but had no chance with Barnes' header.
Pumped one long ball out of play early on and struggled to regain his composure, careening into a rash tackle on Ings due to his frustration. Injured himself as he attempted a bicycle kick but was forced to carry on for a time due to Hull using all three of its substitutes, despite his obvious immobility. Eventually came off, thus reducing his side to 10 men.
A target at set pieces but repeatedly lost Ings, with the striker twisting and turning in the penalty box. Replaced by Ben Arfa as Hull went in search of an equalizer.
Typically strong in the tackle but was bailed out by Brady after a rash clearance spun back towards goal and he failed to track Barnes as he headed Burnley in front.
Sat deep in front of the defense, spraying passes around. Was pinned back by Burnley's regular pressing, however, and struggled to impact the game as he would have liked. Replaced by Ramirez in the second half.
Found it difficult to get into the game early on, such was Burnley's physicality, and failed to truly test the home defense. A poor display. Replaced by Quinn in the second half.
Ahmed El Mohamady
Rarely given the chance to maraud down his flank due to Hull's criminal lack of width in the first half, but delivered a number of dangerous crosses in the second half.
Hull's joint-top scorer heading into the game and looked to burst on from his midfield position often, though Burnley looked to suffocate his threat by doubling up whenever possible.
Made a number of good interceptions and kept his side ticking over with short, simple passes. Did not impact proceedings in the final third but his impressive discipline is vital to Hull.
Cleared off the line following a goalmouth scramble early on, and remained solid when forced onto the back foot. Much like Elmohamady, struggled to truly impact proceedings further forward, however.
Shot wide early on and continued to look for openings but was starved of service by his teammates and struggled to test Heaton.
Came on for the ineffective Aluko following Burnley's opening goal.
H. Ben Arfa
Came on for Chester with Hull chasing the game, signalling a tactical shift. Attempted to dip into his box of tricks in a bid to pull his side level but struggled to burst beyond the resolute home defense.
A second-half replacement for Huddlestone but could not use his guile and skill to change the game.