By Jason Mellor For Mailonline
Published: 15:28 BST, 5 May 2019 | Updated: 15:28 BST, 5 May 2019
Lee Johnson was left with the consolation of steering Bristol City to their highest league finish for more than a decade as his side narrowly missed out on the play-offs.
The Robins had to beat Hull to retain any hope of squeezing into the end of season lottery, but had to make do with an injury-time equaliser, bundled home by Matty Taylor as the City substitute tussled with Tigers skipper Markus Henriksen on the line, to earn a share of the spoils.
In any case, victories for Derby County, who clinched sixth place, and Middlesbrough rendered events at the KCOM Stadium largely meaningless as the curtain came down on another Championship campaign.
Matty Taylor looked like he bundled it home as he tussled with Markus Henriksen on the line
Hull (4-2-3-1) Long; McKenzie (Fleming 84), Henriksen, Burke, Lichaj; Batty, Stewart; Bowen, Irvine, Grosicki (Sheaf 77); Campbell (Dicko 54).
Substitutes: Marshall, Evandro, Martin, Ridgewell.
Bristol City (4-2-3-1): O'Leary; Wright, Kalas, Webster (Kelly 4), da Silva; Brownhill, Pack; Weimann, Palmer (Eliasson 58), Paterson; Diedhiou (Taylor 58).
Substitutes: Marinovic, Pisano, Walsh, Watkins.
Referee: John Brooks
It means City finish eighth, four points adrift of the Rams, but still with their best showing since they lost to the Tigers in the Championship play-off final in 2008.
News of early goals at Pride Park and for Boro at already-relegated Rotherham soon filtered through to deflate any hope of final day drama among the 1,000 travelling fans from the West