Nick Barmby enjoyed a winning start to life as Hull City caretaker manager by guiding his side into the play-off spots with a fine win at Derby County.
Barmby, who took over from Leicester-bound Nigel Pearson in midweek, went ahead when Matty Fryatt shot into the top corner from 12 yards.
Cameron Stewart made it 2-0 when his strike went through Rams goalkeeper Frank Fielding's hands.
Ben Davies went close for Derby but Hull were good value for their victory.
Davies was denied a potentially game-changing goal by a fine save from Tigers goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi, who tipped the midfielder's curling effort around the post.
And the hosts struggled to create clear chances after the break with a blocked Tomasz Cywka strike as close as they came.
The Tigers looked the more likely to add to their lead, with Robert Koren having shots blocked by defenders Mark O'Brien and Jason Shackell.
Stewart also sent a 25-yard shot narrowly wide and substitute Robbie Brady's well-struck drive forced Fielding into action.
Fryatt should have done better with a late chance but headed tamely at goal from a good position.
But Hull did not need to add to their tally and eased to a win which takes them up to sixth spot and means Derby have now lost three games in a row.
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The match has reached full-time.90:00 +3:13
Robert Koren has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.90:00 +2:13
Short corner taken by Robbie Brady.90:00 +1:55
The referee blows for offside. Peter Gulacsi takes the indirect free kick.90:00 +0:44
The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.87:51 Substitution
Substitution Tom Cairney comes on in place of Paul McKenna.87:05
Gareth Roberts takes the direct free kick.87:05 Booking
Booking Paul McKenna goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.86:57
Unfair challenge on Jamie Ward by Paul McKenna results in a free kick.85:42
Ben Davies sends in a cross, save by Peter Gulacsi.83:52
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the right by-line to the near post, save by Peter Gulacsi.83:16
Foul by James Chester on Chris Maguire, free kick awarded. Jamie Ward takes the direct free kick.81:33 Substitution
Substitution Paul Green joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jeff Hendrick.81:33
Aaron Mclean produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.79:55
Gareth Roberts gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McKenna. Robbie Brady sends in a cross, Header by Matt Fryatt from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.77:34
Frank Fielding takes the direct free kick.77:34 Booking
Booking The referee books Aaron Mclean for unsporting behaviour.77:27
Unfair challenge on Craig Bryson by Aaron Mclean results in a free kick.71:44 Substitution
Substitution Shaun Barker comes on in place of Tomasz Cywka.70:50
The ball is delivered by Liam Rosenior.
Shot by Robbie Brady from 18 yards. Frank Fielding makes a brilliant save.68:06
The official flags Jamie Ward offside. Peter Gulacsi takes the free kick.67:12
Peter Gulacsi takes the free kick.67:12 Booking
Booking Caution for Ben Davies.67:02
Ben Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Rosenior.63:25
Joe Dudgeon concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomasz Cywka. Free kick taken by Tomasz Cywka.62:13 Substitution
Substitution Cameron Stewart goes off and Robbie Brady comes on.62:13
Cameron Stewart produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.61:25
Robert Koren takes a shot. Blocked by Mark O'Brien.60:53
Robert Koren takes a shot. Jason Shackell gets a block in.58:16
The offside flag is raised against Matt Fryatt. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.57:47
Tomasz Cywka takes a shot. Blocked by Jack Hobbs.56:41
Robert Koren takes a outswinging corner.56:27
The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.54:36
Craig Bryson concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Mclean. Jack Hobbs takes the free kick.54:25
The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward.54:01
The ball is delivered by Aaron Mclean.52:00
Shot on goal comes in from Ben Davies from the free kick.52:00 Booking
Booking James Chester booked for unsporting behaviour.51:33
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Chester on Jeff Hendrick.50:14
The assistant referee signals for offside against Jamie Ward. Peter Gulacsi restarts play with the free kick.49:48 Booking
Booking Corry Evans shown a yellow card.49:13
Ben Davies fouled by Corry Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Davies takes the free kick.47:55
Cameron Stewart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Brayford. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.47:05
Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the left by-line, clearance made by Aaron Mclean.46:10
Cameron Stewart delivers the ball, Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.45:01
The referee gets the second half underway.45:00 +3:19 Half time
Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.45:00 +2:49
Centre by Gareth Roberts, save by Peter Gulacsi.45:00
Unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Liam Rosenior results in a free kick. Ben Davies crosses the ball in from the free kick, Robert Koren manages to make a clearance.40:47
Corner from the left by-line taken by Ben Davies, save by Peter Gulacsi. Ben Davies takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Liam Rosenior. Corner taken by Ben Davies, Craig Bryson takes a shot. Save made by Peter Gulacsi.40:01
Free kick crossed left-footed by Gareth Roberts from left wing, clearance made by James Chester.40:01 Booking
Booking Booking for Liam Rosenior.39:40
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Rosenior on Ben Davies.39:20
Centre by Corry Evans, Craig Bryson makes a clearance.37:27
The official flags Aaron Mclean offside. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.35:27
Chris Maguire concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Hobbs. Peter Gulacsi takes the direct free kick.33:25
Corry Evans takes a shot. The assistant referee flags for offside against Matt Fryatt. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.31:41
Shot from just outside the box by Aaron Mclean misses to the left of the goal.30:30
Corry Evans fouled by Craig Bryson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.28:43
Unfair challenge on John Brayford by Matt Fryatt results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ben Davies from right wing, Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.26:30
A cross is delivered by Jason Shackell, Jack Hobbs manages to make a clearance.25:31
The official flags Liam Rosenior offside. Indirect free kick taken by Frank Fielding.24:17
Tomasz Cywka challenges Joe Dudgeon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.22:56 Goal scored
Goal! - Cameron Stewart - Derby 0 - 2 Hull A goal is scored by Cameron Stewart from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Derby 0-2 Hull.21:29
Corner taken by Ben Davies from the left by-line played to the near post, Jack Hobbs manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Ben Davies, Robert Koren manages to make a clearance.20:07
Centre by Matt Fryatt, Aaron Mclean produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.18:23
The ball is delivered by Tomasz Cywka, Jeff Hendrick takes a shot. Save made by Peter Gulacsi.17:33
The referee blows for offside. Peter Gulacsi takes the indirect free kick.16:10
Liam Rosenior provided the assist for the goal.16:10 Goal scored
Goal! - Matt Fryatt - Derby 0 - 1 Hull Matt Fryatt finds the back of the net with a brilliant goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Derby 0-1 Hull.15:49
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Dudgeon by Tomasz Cywka. Paul McKenna takes the direct free kick.15:03
Unfair challenge on Chris Maguire by Cameron Stewart results in a free kick. John Brayford takes the direct free kick.12:33 Substitution
Substitution (Derby) makes a substitution, with Chris Maguire coming on for Theo Robinson.12:33
Paul McKenna challenges Craig Bryson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark O'Brien takes the direct free kick.8:50
The assistant referee signals for offside against Matt Fryatt. Frank Fielding takes the free kick.7:09
Robert Koren takes a shot. Comfortable save by Frank Fielding.5:24
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McKenna on Jeff Hendrick. Mark O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.5:08
The ball is swung over by Robert Koren, Frank Fielding makes a save.4:01
Effort on goal by Jamie Ward from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.3:24
Craig Bryson crosses the ball.2:54
Gareth Roberts crosses the ball.0:47
Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Jack Hobbs. Corner taken by Ben Davies.0:00
The match gets underway.
Live data and text provided by our data suppliers