Hull's battle to preserve their Championship status received a major boost as they held on to secure a priceless victory at Cardiff City.
Hull striker Dean Windass celebrates his winner against Cardiff
Veteran striker Dean Windass scored the only goal of the game after 52 minutes to secure three points for his side.
Hull were indebted to keeper Boaz Myhill for keeping them in the game saving from Steve Thompson early on.
And after Windass had given the visitors the lead, Myhill continued to frustrate Cardiff as Hull held on.
Cardiff boss Dave Jones:
"It's been the same old story since the turn of the year.
"We had several good clear-cut chances to take the lead and we dominated the game but we just couldn't score.
"The finish to the season has shown me that we are not good enough even
though we have the nucleus of a good side.
"It may be that wholesale changes will not be necessary but it is a fact that
we do not score enough goals.
"We have gone from being the division's top scorers to not being able to
score at all and it has shown me that certain players at the club are just not
good enough to take us where we want to go."
Hull boss Phil Brown:
"It is a fantastic result for the club and a credit to all the players.
"We had a job to do and we did it well. I felt there were signs of nerves in
the side at the start but we defended better than we have done in a lot of
matches this season.
"Cardiff are a difficult side to beat and in the top half of the table but we
have now gained the double over them.
"It is a very proud moment for me personally and hopefully I can soon meet up with the chairman to sort out a contract, but whatever happens it will certainly be a long hard summer for us all."
Cardiff: Forde, Blake, Purse, Johnson, McNaughton (Gunter 80), Parry (Ramsey 90), McPhail, Ledley, Whittingham (Flood 64), Thompson, Feeney.
Subs Not Used: Alexander, Green.
Hull: Myhill, Ricketts, Turner, Delaney, Dawson, Parlour (Marney 46), Ashbee, Peltier, Windass, Forster, McPhee (Barmby 63).
Subs Not Used: Duke, Parkin, Coles.
Booked: Windass, Dawson.
Goals: Windass 52.
Ref: K Friend (Leicestershire).