Grant McCann's side fell to a 1-0 defeat against fellow strugglers Luton Town to leave them rooted in the relegation zone with one game remaining as Kazenga LuaLua's match-winner on 85 minutes took the points for the Hatters.
Here are the match ratings for the Hull players.
Matt Ingram, 6: Did his job on what was a first league start since 2018. Only had routine work to get through, though demonstrated a safe pair of hands and talked plenty. Justified his selection in place of George Long.
Leo Da Silva Lopes, 6: Deployed out of position at right-back but didn’t look out of place. Produced a couple of accomplished bits of defending.
Ryan Tafazolli, 7: A rare start for the towering centre-half and he acquitted himself well for the most part. Did the basics right which was exactly what Hull needed following a number of shambolic defensive performances in recent weeks.
Angus MacDonald, 7: Like his central defensive partner, he looked reasonably assured until the game became stretched late on as City threw caution to the wind. Defended his box in sound fashion.
Callum Elder, 6: Took on the captain’s armband and was steady enough at left-back.
Mallik Wilks, 4: Just couldn’t get into the game or affect proceedings down the right flank. Deserves credit for trying to take on defenders when he could, however it wasn’t his day.
Dan Batty, 5: Provided his back-four with decent enough protection for over an hour, but didn’t offer enough in possession.
Kevin Stewart, 5: Like Batty, he helped create a useful platform in the centre of the park during the first period, but that was about it. Hull need better quality on the ball in the engine room.
Josh Magennis, 5: Tough for a centre-forward of his ilk to operate as a left-winger, but stayed disciplined off the ball and offered Elder the kind of protection he has been crying out for for weeks. Delivered a couple of crosses, but not a great deal else.
George Honeyman, 6: Came close with a free-kick and a dangerous cross-cum-shot inside the opening three minutes and looked like he would be the man to make something happen. Always shows for the ball, however he couldn’t spark the Tigers into in the second half.
Tom Eaves, 4: Further evidence that he isn’t yet a striker of Championship quality. Was supposed to be the focal point of Hull’s attack, yet although his team-mates delivered plenty of high balls into the box, during the first 45, the big targetman never looked like scoring.