Hull 1 Stoke 2: Potters safe but Tigers are an endangered species
Liam Lawrence guaranteed Stoke's Premier League survival with a stunning strike that pushed Hull closer to relegation.
Lawrence blasted home from 25 yards for the Potters with 18 minutes remaining at theKC Stadium to double his side's advantage after an earlier Ricardo Fuller effort.
Andy Dawson replied with an injury-time free-kick for the Tigers but it was too late as Stoke held on to clamber to 42 points and safety.
Hull complained after substitute Geovanni thought his late shot hadbeen deflected for a corner but referee Howard Webb awarded a goal-kickand then blew the final whistle.