Sheffield Wednesday's slump continued as substitute Aaron Mclean's winner helped Hull end their poor recent run.
The Owls have failed to win any of their last eight matches and did not earn a single point in September.
Wednesday started brightly and missed several clear chances before Hull started to get on top.
It was Mclean, on for Jay Simpson, who scored within two minutes of coming on when he slotted a low shot past Chris Kirkland after neat approach play.
Wednesday boss Dave Jones, who guided the club to promotion last season, may be wondering where the next point will come from after seeing his side slip into the bottom three.
The home side should have taken the lead when some good work from Michail Antonio and Ross Barkley set up Chris O'Grady but the striker could only put his effort over the bar.
Antonio continued to be a threat and he cut in from the left and curled a shot which brushed the outside of the post.
The Owls almost went ahead but Miguel Llera's header was cleared off the line before Hull hit back with Paul McKenna and Stephen Quinn firing wide before Sone Aluko wasted a glorious chance.
It was Hull boss Steve Bruce's tactical switch which sparked the winner when Mclean broke one-on-one with Kirkland and found the back of the net.
Wednesday searched in vain for an equaliser as Hull made it five wins from 10 league matches.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones:
"It's not a game we felt we deserved to lose but you can't keep saying that. I think everybody is just frustrated.
"We created our own problem by switching off for the goal. We've got to stop conceding sloppy, lazy goals and that's what it all comes down.
"It's a bit frustrating for us but we've got to take hope from the performances and not the results sometimes."
Hull manager Steve Bruce:
"We had six missing today who were injured and we were only able to name six substitutes, but we still managed to come here and get a result.
"I've got the experience to handle it but you always need to stop losing runs."
- 01 Kirkland Booked
- 02 Buxton
- 04 Gardner
- 14 Mattock
- 32 Llera
- 06 Semedo
- 07 Antonio
- 16 McCabe (Mayor - 87' )
- 24 Barkley
- 12 O'Grady (Madine - 65' )
- 23 Bothroyd (J Johnson - 72' )
- 43 Bywater
- 05 Taylor
- 26 D Jones
- 11 J Johnson
- 18 Mayor
- 09 Madine
- 15 Rodri
- 22 Amos
- 02 Rosenior
- 03 Dawson
- 15 McShane
- 04 McKenna Booked
- 16 Olofinjana Booked
- 23 Faye
- 24 Aluko Booked (Proschwitz - 85' )
- 27 Elmohamady
- 29 Quinn
- 11 Simpson (Mclean - 75' )
- 13 Oxley
- 17 Cooper
- 32 Townsend
- 08 Evans
- 09 Mclean
- 33 Proschwitz
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The referee brings the game to a close.90:00 +2:31
Andy Dawson is ruled offside. Chris Kirkland takes the free kick.90:00 +1:17
Stephen Quinn decides to take a short corner.85:22 Substitution
Substitution Rhys McCabe goes off and Danny Mayor comes on.85:22
Jermaine Johnson produces a cross.84:23 Booking
Booking Chris Kirkland is cautioned.84:08
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Rhys McCabe from the right by-line, clearance made by Abdoulaye Faye.84:08 Substitution
Substitution Nick Proschwitz is brought on as a substitute for Sone Aluko.84:08
Jermaine Johnson takes a shot. Save by Ben Amos.82:28
Liam Rosenior concedes a free kick for a foul on Michail Antonio. Rhys McCabe takes the free kick.81:50
The ball is crossed by Michail Antonio, Gary Madine takes a shot. Save by Ben Amos.80:39
Free kick awarded for a foul by Stephen Quinn on Anthony Gardner. Free kick taken by Rhys McCabe.80:15
Corner taken left-footed by Joe Mattock from the right by-line to the near post, Ahmed Elmohamady manages to make a clearance.79:45
Joe Mattock takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andy Dawson.78:29
Joe Mattock takes the free kick. Ross Barkley takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.78:29 Booking
Booking Booking for Seyi Olofinjana for unsporting behaviour.78:16
Free kick awarded for a foul by Seyi Olofinjana on Ross Barkley.76:51 Goal scored
Goal! - Aaron Mclean - Sheff Wed 0 - 1 Hull Aaron Mclean fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Sheff Wed 0-1 Hull.76:18
Anthony Gardner gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul McShane. Direct free kick taken by Ben Amos.74:56 Substitution
Substitution Aaron Mclean is brought on as a substitute for Jay Simpson.
Substitution Jermaine Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jay Bothroyd.69:37
Rhys McCabe gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn. Paul McKenna takes the direct free kick.67:27
Sone Aluko fouled by Jose Semedo, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Ahmed Elmohamady from the free kick.66:22
Miguel Llera concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul McShane. Paul McKenna restarts play with the free kick.65:51
Jose Semedo fouled by Seyi Olofinjana, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Rhys McCabe.64:48 Substitution
Substitution Chris O'Grady goes off and Gary Madine comes on.61:53
Sone Aluko has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.61:10
Paul McKenna fouled by Rhys McCabe, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul McShane.59:22
Free kick taken by Miguel Llera.59:22 Booking
Booking Booking for Sone Aluko.59:03
Unfair challenge on Ross Barkley by Sone Aluko results in a free kick.58:35
Ross Barkley delivers the ball, save made by Ben Amos.56:42
The ball is crossed by Sone Aluko.56:04
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Sone Aluko, Joe Mattock makes a clearance.54:06
Rhys McCabe challenges Abdoulaye Faye unfairly and gives away a free kick. Abdoulaye Faye takes the direct free kick.53:38
Andy Dawson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.52:05
Jay Simpson delivers the ball.50:55
Effort on goal by Michail Antonio from a long way out goes over the bar.50:16
The ball is delivered by Stephen Quinn.50:01
Centre by Jay Simpson.45:01
The referee gets the second half started.45:00 +2:13 Half time
Half Time The half-time whistle blows.45:00 +1:56
Michail Antonio takes a shot. Ben Amos makes a save.45:00 +1:33
Centre by Liam Rosenior.44:46
Effort from outside the box by Paul McKenna goes wide right of the target.44:12
Jay Simpson takes a shot. Miguel Llera gets a block in. Corner taken by Sone Aluko from the left by-line.42:52
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Sone Aluko, Chris O'Grady makes a clearance.41:56
Joe Mattock challenges Ahmed Elmohamady unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Sone Aluko from right wing, clearance made by Joe Mattock.37:50
Jay Simpson is ruled offside. Chris Kirkland takes the indirect free kick.36:23
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Mattock by Liam Rosenior. Rhys McCabe takes the direct free kick.34:27
Centre by Ahmed Elmohamady, Lewis Buxton makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jay Bothroyd.30:45
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Mattock by Ahmed Elmohamady. Anthony Gardner takes the direct free kick.30:19
The ball is swung over by Jay Bothroyd.30:02
Lewis Buxton produces a cross, Abdoulaye Faye makes a clearance.29:37
Miguel Llera takes the direct free kick.29:37 Booking
Booking The referee books Paul McKenna for unsporting behaviour.29:29
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McKenna on Jose Semedo.27:55
Michail Antonio has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.25:48
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McShane by Michail Antonio. Ben Amos takes the free kick.24:51
Foul by Jay Bothroyd on Stephen Quinn, free kick awarded. Sone Aluko takes the free kick.23:52
Jay Simpson challenges Jose Semedo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Kirkland restarts play with the free kick.22:19
Unfair challenge on Miguel Llera by Paul McShane results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Kirkland.21:59
Inswinging corner taken by Sone Aluko from the right by-line.20:31
Foul by Jose Semedo on Jay Simpson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul McKenna.19:32
Paul McShane concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris O'Grady. Ross Barkley takes the direct free kick.18:09
Inswinging corner taken by Rhys McCabe, Miguel Llera takes a shot. Ahmed Elmohamady manages to make a clearance.16:40
Michail Antonio has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.14:28
Andy Dawson crosses the ball, clearance made by Miguel Llera.13:14
Shot by Chris O'Grady from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.12:20
Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Jay Bothroyd results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Dawson.11:20
Stephen Quinn concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Barkley. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Joe Mattock, save made by Ben Amos.9:46
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Rhys McCabe. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul McKenna from left channel, save by Chris Kirkland.8:58
Ross Barkley takes the inswinging corner, Ben Amos manages to make a clearance.7:41
Sone Aluko decides to take a short corner, Ahmed Elmohamady sends in a cross. Stephen Quinn takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jose Semedo gets a block in. The ball is sent over by Andy Dawson, Abdoulaye Faye takes a shot. Chris Kirkland makes a save.6:21
Ross Barkley has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.5:32
Paul McShane gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris O'Grady. Joe Mattock restarts play with the free kick.3:23
Sone Aluko has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.1:40
Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McKenna on Jose Semedo. Miguel Llera restarts play with the free kick.0:00
The referee gets the match started.
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