Match ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Hull City 1.
Bolton Wanderers 0-1 Hull City: Campbell goal as Tigers end losing away run
Struggling Hull City ended a run of five consecutive away defeats after Frazier Campbell's goal continued Bolton's miserable Championship form.
Campbell scored the only goal in a flat game, devoid of much quality, having met a Kamil Grosicki cross from the right to thump home from close range after seven minutes.
It was the Tigers' third win in 21 matches in all competitions, but victory still leaves Nigel Adkins' side second bottom of the table and two points from safety.
Phil Parkinson's Bolton struggled to find attacking fluency and now fall to 20th in the Championship, two places above the relegation zone, having taken six points from a possible 33.
The hosts rarely penetrated Hull's back-line at the University of Bolton Stadium, striker Clayton Donaldson missing their only guilt-edged chance after hitting the side-netting when through on goal.
The Trotters had collected 10 of their 16 points so far this season after four matches and were third in the Championship table at that point. But 10 games later, they find themselves falling towards the division's bottom three.
Hull, who won at Bolton for the first time since March 1935, could have doubled their lead through Grosicki in the second half. But his effort from 20 yards was well saved by Wanderers keeper Ben Alnwick.
The Tigers comfortably held on to their one-goal lead to record their third win of the Championship campaign and ease the pressure on manager Adkins.
Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson:
"We had enough chances to get something from the game, but we can't keep missing the target.
"We got in some great positions, but we were lacking that moment of quality - but that will come.
"The only way to turn this club round is, from top to bottom, to stick together. As a manager, when you are not winning games, the pressure is on you.
"I'll keep my counsel, but I'm absolutely delighted with the job I've done at this football club."
Hull City manager Nigel Atkins told BBC Radio Humberside:
"It was a good three points, it's only what we deserved. Over a period of time, we have been doing really well.
"We knew it was going to be a competitive game, a challenging game.
"It proved to be that way, but we have seen the spirit of the players, they all had a right good go for each other and we have come away with a clean sheet, [and] a valuable three points."
- 16OlkowskiSubstituted forMagennisat 81'minutes
- 6VelaBooked at 57mins
- 22DyerSubstituted forBuckleyat 67'minutes
- 20BowenSubstituted forMazuchat 66'minutes
- 18BattySubstituted forStewartat 80'minutes
- 22HenriksenBooked at 73mins
- 14GrosickiSubstituted forDickoat 72'minutes
- 25CampbellBooked at 71mins
- David Webb
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Bolton Wanderers 0, Hull City 1.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Tommy Elphick.
Foul by Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers).
Stephen Kingsley (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Jackson Irvine (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Stewart.
William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Eric Lichaj (Hull City).
Attempt missed. Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) header from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Erhun Oztumer with a cross following a corner.
Attempt blocked. Josh Magennis (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Robbie McKenzie.
Attempt missed. Clayton Donaldson (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Beevers with a cross.
Offside, Hull City. Eric Lichaj tries a through ball, but Nouha Dicko is caught offside.
Erhun Oztumer (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Josh Magennis replaces Pawel Olkowski.
Substitution, Hull City. Kevin Stewart replaces Daniel Batty.
Delay in match Josh Vela (Bolton Wanderers) because of an injury.
Joe Williams (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.