Saints supporters took to social media to comment on their skipper's display against Steve Bruce's men.
Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) April 11, 2015
Ronald Koeman's side bounced back from their 1-0 defeat at Everton with a 2-0 victory over the Tigers and, at the heart of their defence, Fonte was key to their fortunes.
|Tackles Won||Interceptions Won||Total Clearances||Headers Won||Minutes Played|
As Opta stats show, Fonte delivered a solid all-round performance at the back - along with Toby Alderweireld.
With two tackles won and three interceptions, Fonte also impressed in the clearances department. The fact that he didn't win any headers, meanwhile, is rendered futile by another key fact: he didn't need to.
But Southampton fans were just as impressed - if not more so - with the Portuguese defender's leadership off the ball as his footballing ability against Hull.
Indeed, the 31-year-old's handling of the Southampton penalty situation, when he made sure it went to eventual scorer James Ward-Prowse but also consoled Sadio Mane, absolutely delighted Saints supporters.
Here's what they made of Fonte's display v Hull on Twitter after the game!
Excellent captaincy by Fonte today to stop Mane taking the pen. #SaintsFC— Simon Hall (@Simon_Hall22) April 11, 2015
Hull better in the first half, we were just too much for them in the second and they tired. Fonte MOM for me followed by Yoshida. #saintsfc— Home & Away Saint (@Saintmike_sfc) April 11, 2015
Good to see fonte step in when mane wanted the pen. And good to see mane be man enough to congratulate jwp when he scored it #saintsfc— rich-sfc-parker (@rich_parker) April 11, 2015
2nd half was miles better! Jose Fonte, my player of the season, was superb & led like a true & wonderful captain esp over the penalty!— Philip Binns (@Binnsphilip) April 11, 2015
Jose Fonte is a god.— Lewis Mitchell (@LewMitchell1) April 11, 2015