Brilliant Irvine, Fantastic Evandro – The best and the worst rated Hull City players vs Rotherham United

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Full Time: Rotherham United 2-3 Hull City

Hull City recorded their first win of the season – a narrow 3-2 win over Rotherham United away at the New York stadium. The home side got a lead against the run of play when defender Richard Wood scored from a corner delivered by Ryan Manning. Jackson Irvine equalised for the Tigers 12 minutes later with a fine volley.

Fraizer Campbell put the away side ahead with a close-range finish at the stroke of half-time before Irvine made it 3-1 just after the break. Rotherham did get a goal back from Jamie Proctor, but it wasn’t enough for them to sneak out a point. In the end, it was a fine win for Nigel Adkins’ men.

Hull City player ratings

David Marshall (6.5)

Made a few routine saves and couldn’t have done much to stop the two goals he conceded. A secured performance in general.

Todd Kane (6.5)

Found himself at right-back in a reshuffled back-line for Hull City today. Provided an attacking outlet and combined well with Jarrod Bowen.

Reece Burke (5.5)

Was guilty of giving a needless corner which allowed Rotherham to score the opener. He was a part of a defence which never looked comfortable against set-pieces.

Jordy de Wijs (5.5)

Still not able to fully adapt to the English game. Got bullied in aerial duels at times. Adkins would be a worried man.

Eric Lichaj (7)

He looked at home at left-back. Assisted Campbell’s goal with a perfect cross into the box.

Dan Batty

Dan Batty (7)

A tenacious performance on his return. He added some much-needed bite and zest in the midfield for the Tigers.

Markus Henrikson (7)

He ably partnered Batty in central midfield and put in a better show after failing to turn up at the weekend.

Jarrod Bowen (7.5)

Bowen was full of energy down the right-wing and assisted Irvine’s second goal. His forward-thinking runs pushed the opposition fullback on the back-foot.

Evandro (7)

Assisted Irvine’s first goal with an imperious cross. The Brazilian looked lively and duly deserves the plaudits.

Jackson Irvine

Jackson Irvine (8.5)

A strong performance from Irvine was capped off by two goals on either side of half-time. Apart from that, the left-winger was a constant danger to the opposition.

Fraizer Campbell (7.5)

Scored the equaliser and played a key role in the third goal. Led the line with maturity and purpose. He is growing in stature week by week.

Subs

Will Keane (Subbed on after 66 mins) (6)

Tried to do a few things, some of which came off and others didn’t.

Kevin Stewart (Subbed on after 77 mins) (6)

Added know-how and quality to the Hull City midfield in the dying stages of the game.

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Robbie McKenzie (Sub on after 80 mins) (N/A)

A League debut for McKenzie but didn’t get much time to impact.

Mizgan Masani @mizgans

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