Match ends, Hull City 3, Accrington Stanley 0.
Hull City moved to the top of League One with a comfortable victory at home to 10-man Accrington.
Mallik Wilks' ninth league goal of the season put City on track and Gavin Whyte doubled the hosts' lead in the second half.
Substitute Josh Magennis added a 67th-minute penalty after Cameron Burgess was sent off for a second bookable offence for dragging down Jacob Greaves inside the box.
Wilks scored the opening goal after 37 minutes, though Keane Lewis-Potter played an impressive supporting role.
Lewis-Potter pirouetted on the edge of the penalty area before threading a neat pass towards the Hull forward, who battered the ball beneath goalkeeper Nathan Baxter.
Accrington were poor from the outset and should have fallen further behind when Greaves sliced an effort wide four minutes after the restart.
Whyte effectively put the game to bed after 55 minutes when he rammed the ball high into the net once Wilks' initial one-on-one strike was parried by Baxter.
Hull's dominance was underscored when Magennis scored a penalty with his first touch of the game to seal maximum points.
Match report supplied by PA Media.
- 15JonesBooked at 69mins
- 33DochertySubstituted forEmmanuelat 82'minutes
- 10HoneymanBooked at 57minsSubstituted forSlaterat 77'minutes
- 6SmallwoodSubstituted forFloresat 77'minutes
- 23WhyteSubstituted forCrowleyat 66'minutes
- 19Lewis-PotterSubstituted forMagennisat 65'minutes
- 5SykesSubstituted forSamaat 78'minutes
- 4BurgessBooked at 66mins
- 11McConvilleBooked at 31minsSubstituted forFenlonat 77'minutes
- 10PritchardSubstituted forRobertsat 77'minutes
- 32CharlesSubstituted forUwakweat 82'minutes
- 19BishopSubstituted forRussellat 81'minutes
- David Rock
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hull City 3, Accrington Stanley 0.
Attempt saved. Lewie Coyle (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alfie Jones.
Foul by Rhys-James Fenlon (Accrington Stanley).
Lewie Coyle (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Matt Butcher (Accrington Stanley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Seamus Conneely.
Offside, Hull City. Josh Magennis tries a through ball, but Mallik Wilks is caught offside.
Attempt saved. Jonathan Russell (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Hughes.
Corner, Accrington Stanley. Conceded by Lewie Coyle.
Attempt missed. Mallik Wilks (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Lewie Coyle.
Attempt missed. Daniel Crowley (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Callum Elder following a fast break.
Substitution, Hull City. Joshua Emmanuel replaces Greg Docherty.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Tariq Uwakwe replaces Dion Charles.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Jonathan Russell replaces Colby Bishop.
Foul by Stephen Sama (Accrington Stanley).
Greg Docherty (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Stephen Sama replaces Ross Sykes.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Rhys-James Fenlon replaces Sean McConville.
Substitution, Accrington Stanley. Gary Roberts replaces Joe Pritchard.
Substitution, Hull City. Regan Slater replaces George Honeyman.