Hull maintained their unbeaten home record but turned in a disappointing display in the 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest.
Speculative long-range efforts were the order of the day in the first period, where both side struggled to put together meaningful periods of possession.
Forest gained the upper hand in the second half, but failed to extend Tigers goalkeeper Matt Duke despite laying siege to the home side's goal.
The visitors best chance fell to Luke Chambers who put a free header from a Lewis McGugan corner past the post.
Duke's opposite number Lee Camp was similarly under-worked, aside from an excellent early stop to keep out a Jimmy Bullard drive.
Reds forward Robert Earnshaw had the ball in the net but fell foul of a marginal offside call 20 minutes from time.