Match ends, Hull City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
- Tottenham into top 10 level with Arsenal
- Hull with just one win in last 11 top-flight matches
- Kane has scored nine goals in 10 games
- Bruce questions Vertonghen reaction
Tottenham came from behind to beat 10-man Hull to leave the Tigers with only one win in 11 Premier League matches.
Jake Livermore powered in from 25 yards for Hull before Hatem Ben Arfa missed a chance for a second from close range.
Hull midfielder Gaston Ramirez was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Jan Vertonghen after half-time.
Harry Kane pounced on a rebound to level, with Christian Eriksen winning the game from 20 yards to see Spurs climb into the top half.
It was cruel on Hull, who battled valiantly after Ramirez's needless red card, but leaves Steve Bruce's men just one point and two places above the relegation zone.
Tottenham went into the match on the back of their worst start to a Premier League season since 2008-09, losing a fourth home game against Stoke last time out.
In that campaign, Spurs replaced Juande Ramos with Harry Redknapp and recovered after a winless first eight matches to finish eighth. Now, current manager Mauricio Pochettino will hope a third win in 10 league matches can prove a turning point.
Hull's problems in recent weeks have been in front of the net, having not scored in their previous three matches, but that drought was ended inside 10 minutes as Livermore rifled a low shot into the corner.
The Tigers have not beaten a side above them in the table this season, but should have been firmly in control soon after when first Robbie Brady had a low strike parried by Hugo Lloris before Ben Arfa blazed over.
Hull's high-pressing game was causing their visitors real problems as a lacklustre Spurs struggled to create any chances of note in a dismal first-half performance.
But the whole pattern of the match changed four minutes after the break when Ramirez was dismissed.
Bruce was furious with the decision but, when Ramirez flicked his foot at Vertonghen after the pair came together in a challenge, he always looked as though he would be in trouble.
Only one of Tottenham's previous five defeats had come on their travels and they suddenly looked like they would continue their good away form as they took full advantage of their numerical advantage.
They were level when Kane slotted home after Eriksen's free-kick cannoned of the cross bar and, after heavy pressure, the Dane drove home a last-minute winner.
- 27El Mohamady
- 26RobertsonBooked at 90mins
- 8HuddlestoneBooked at 63minsSubstituted forRoseniorat 64'minutes
- 14LivermoreBooked at 62mins
- 34Ben ArfaSubstituted forMeylerat 57'minutes
- 25RamírezBooked at 50mins
- 11BradySubstituted forQuinnat 87'minutes
- 15DierBooked at 33minsSubstituted forChirichesat 45'minutes
- 19DembéléSubstituted forLennonat 59'minutes
- 9SoldadoSubstituted forPaulinhoat 79'minutes
- Craig Pawson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2.
Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Michael Dawson.
Attempt blocked. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.
Attempt missed. Curtis Davies (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.
Andrew Robertson (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Hull City 1, Tottenham Hotspur 2. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Lennon.
Hand ball by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).
Substitution, Hull City. Stephen Quinn replaces Robbie Brady.
Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Hull City).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Paulinho replaces Roberto Soldado because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.
Foul by Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur).
David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.
Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Christian Eriksen tries a through ball, but Vlad Chiriches is caught offside.
Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Curtis Davies.