Goals from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Geovanni eased thepressure on Phil Brown as Hull claimed a vital win over Wigan thisafternoon.
The pair both struck in the second half of a scrappy Barclays Premier League contest at the KC Stadium to end a dismal sequence ofresults for Brown's struggling side.
Substitute Scott Sinclair headed an 87th-minute reply for the visitors but Hull held on through five minutes of injury time.
It was only the Tigers' second win of the league campaign, theirfirst for six weeks and just their third in 30 outings since lastDecember.
The result also marked a dramatic reversal of fortunesfor both clubs, with Hull having been thrashed 6-1 at Liverpool lastweek while Wigan pulled off a shock win over Chelsea.