Lincoln City 1 Hull City 2 - player ratings

Hull City are heading back to the Championship after their 2-1 win at Lincoln City.

Chief football writer assesses the performances of the players who helped close out promotion.

Matt Ingram – a poor kick gave Hull some late jitters but he had a quiet afternoon 6

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Lewie Coyle – the captain produced the crosses which led to both goals 8

GOAL: Josh Magennis celebrates opening the scoring from a cross by Lewie Coyle (left)

Alfie Jones – not his fault, but his move into midfield tipped the balance 6

Jacob Greaves – a terrific tackle late on 7

Callum Elder – defended well at left-back 6

Regan Slater – sacrificed to belatedly restore the balance of the midfield 6

Greg Docherty – brings Championship quality to Hull's midfield 7

Mallik Wilks – super-cool for the penalty 7

George Honeyman – did some good things but was walking a fine line after picking up an early booking, so his half-time withdrawal made sense 6

Keane Lewis-Potter – lively in the first half but had a couple of shots blocked and put a difficult header wide. Suffered in the second from his side sitting back 7

Josh Magennis – scored a cracking goal and cannot be blamed for Hull not building on it 8.


Reece Burke (for Honeyman, 45) – did his job fine, it was just pushing Jones into midfield to make way for him which unbalanced Hull 6

Gavin Whyte (for Lewis-Potter, 65) – provided some impetus from the bench 7

Dan Crowley (for Slater, 69) – brought on 24 minutes too late 6

Tom Eaves (for Magennis, 73) – won the penalty 7

Not used: Long, Smallwood, Emmanuel.

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