Marek Rodak: Back to back clean sheets for Rodak, who has really delivered in the past week when the whispers about whether he remained the best option between the sticks had started to stir up again. The Slovakian saved at crucial times against Millwall on Tuesday night and he repeated the feat here as Hull grew in confidence the longer the game went on. He pushed away a goalbound effort from the lively Kean Lewis-Potter after the winger had worked his way inside Neco Williams and then smothered a late drive from Richard Smallwood. Crucial stops to secure a precious three points. 8

Neco Williams: An outstanding display from the Liverpool loanee, who has made a fine start to his Fulham career. The Welshman loves to raid forward, which is no surprise given that he started his career as a nippy winger. His combinations with Harry Wilson along the right flank give the Whites another option in the final third and the quality of his delivery is first class. He was willing to overlap Wilson and commit the opposing full back and his early cross for the winner was a work of art. Aleksandar Mitrovic will get the headlines but the Wrexham-born youngster produced a man-of-the-match display. 9

Tosin Adarabioyo: Solid without being outstanding from the towering centre back. He nodded away the direct balls and remained composed in possession. Nothing much seemed to trouble him and his poise on the ball is such an asset to a possession-based side. There were very few shaky moments and this accomplished display underlined his class at Championship level. Question marks may remain about how successfully Adarabioyo will cope in a more expansive system at a higher level but he is clearly enjoying his football under Silva. 7

Tim Ream: More understated excellence at the back from our American veteran. His reading of the game remains second to none and his partnership with Adarabioyo provides reassurance at the heart of a defence that seems to have rediscovered its miserly qualities. Ream’s only mistake came late in the first half when he cannoned a hurried clearance off the legs of Antonee Robinson and into the path of Marcus Forss, but fortunately the Finnish forward on-loan from Brentford failed to take advantage. 7

Antonee Robinson: A quiet but effective display from a left back, who has been a little off colour since returning from international duty. Robinson adds so much offensively on account of his desire to break into the final third and his rapid acceleration. There can be sloppiness and a worrying lack of concentration defensively at times but he was fully switched on to the danger today, with only one errant pass in the second half giving Kean-Potter a sight of goal. 6

Nathaniel Chalobah: You can sense that Chalobah is warming to the task of adding extra ballast in the Fulham midfield. He didn’t stand out here but he was mightily important at breaking up Hull’s attacks and showed the intelligence to sit deep of his own accord, both protecting the back four and providing the out ball to begin Fulham’s moves forward. He’s a valuable option for Silva in the middle of the park and, if he remains fit, you feel he could have a higher ceiling in the top flight than any of the rest of our current midfield enforces. 7

Tom Cairney: The skipper was keen to impress on his return to the club where he made his breakthrough in senior football, but the conditions were never likely to suit his silky skills and perceptive passes. It looked like he was ploughing through a paddy field at times as the heavy pitch cut up horridly and his afternoon was summed up by the way he slashed at Fulham’s first chance of the afternoon, sending it way over the crossbar. A day for steel rather than his style, but Cairney never hid. 6

Harry Wilson: The Whites would have been out of sight had Wilson buried any of the three presentable first-half chances that came his way against one of his former loan clubs. The first opportunity was probably the most difficulty. He did brilliant to take a ball from Adarabioyo out of the sky and round Matt Ingram but shot way over the top. After latching onto a lovely through ball from Mitrovic he probably should have squared it for Fabio Carvalho rather than shooting straight at the goalkeeper and the Welshman definitely had to do better than blaze over from the teenager’s cut back late in the half. Despite those disappointments, he continued to show for the ball and his movement creates so many openings for this side. 6

Neeskens Kebano: Not Kebano’s most complete performance but he was a willing runner throughout and threatened Hull with his pace down the left flank. The Congolese winger could have turned home a devilish early Williams cross but couldn’t conjure up a telling connection but his persistence by the touchline and a lovely weight of pass for Carvalho set up one of Wilson’s glorious first half chances. Faded a little in the second period. 6

Fabio Carvalho: Conditions rather nullified the teenager’s twinkle toes but he was prompting all the Fulham attacks all the same. A livewire in the pockets of space behind Mitrovic throughout his scurrying runs occupied Hull’s defenders, creating space for others (especially Wilson) as the visitors made most of the early running. He could have been played in for a tap in by the Welsh winger, who opted to go for goal and saw a tame effort saved by Ingram. The Hull goalkeeper produced a splendid stop when Carvalho found the space to curl an effort towards the top corner in the second half. His only mistake was to return a plastic bottle into the crowd in the commotion following Mitrovic’s winner, which could bring a ban. 7

Aleksandar Mitrovic: There can’t be any more superlatives for our free-scoring Serbian, can they? His magnificent header settled a nervy contest and it was typical Mitrovic: picking his moment to bend a front between two centre halves who seemed to have him covered and producing a lovely glancing header in the corner from well in front of the penalty spot. 31 goals for the season to draw level with Ivan Toney and it is only February. His will to win was typified by his charging sixty yards to reclaim possession in the left back position. Leading the line in those conditions was a thankless task, but Mitrovic did it manfully as the Whites gutsed out another win. 8


Harrison Reed: The ginger ninja added his usual brand of all-action midfield fighting in the final quarter of the contest as Fulham looked to cling onto their advantage. He might be unlucky to find himself out of the side even though this hasn’t been his most consistent of campaigns, but Reed fulfils whatever role is required without complaint. 6

Bobby Decordova-Reid: Another ideal sub for the scenario which Fulham faced yesterday: narrowly in front with the clock ticking down. Decordova-Reid’s versatility might work against him at times in the battle for a starting spot, but it was vital here. He even showed signs of learning from Stefan Johansen with a late lunge to break up a Hull attack in its infancy that earned a booking and ate up valuable seconds. 6

Rodrigo Muniz: There was little time for the Brazilian to show much of his growing range of attributes but his raw pace must be a nightmare for defenders who have had to cope with the physicality of Mitrovic for eighty minutes. 6