Steve Bruce handed George Boyd a start upon returning from a three match ban for spitting on Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, and the midfielder rewarded his manager by scoring the game-winner as Hull City defeated Swansea City 1-0.
Ahmed Elmohamady's errant pass found white hot Peter Odemwingie just outside the box and the Stoke forward fired it home for the only goal of the day in Hull City's 1-0 loss to the Potters.
To add injury to insult, Allan McGregor is suffering from a kidney contusion in the wake of his collision with Mohamed Diame yesterday which also saw him sent off.
James Chester's 54th minute own goal saw Hull City fall behind and ultimately lose in a controversy-filled match at Upton Park.
Allan McGregor was at the center of a first half controversy as he was sent off for bringing down Mohamed Diame in the box. Mark Noble scored the resulting penalty for a 1-0 Hammers lead.
Shane Long will be evaluated after coming off in the 77th minute of Hull City's 2-0 win over his former team West Brom on Saturday.
Hull City climbed three points closer to safety as Liam Rosenior and Shane Long scored and Allan McGregor and the defense closed the door.
Hull City looked to be heading for a possible upset after Manchester City went down to ten men only ten minutes into the match, but the Tigers could not convert their chances and allowed the Sky Blues to take the points in a 0-2 loss.
Hull City were rather disorganized and paid for it in a 1-4 loss against Newcastle United, though Curtis Davies was able to deliver his third goal of the season.
Due to their victory over Brighton and Hove Albion in the 5th round of the FA Cup on Monday, Hull City's week 29 match with West Ham United has been postponed to accommodate the Tigers next Cup commitment.
Nikica Jelavic continued his resurgence, scoring twice as Hull City rolled over Cardiff City 0-4.
The Hull City attacking midfielder has been ruled out of his team's Week 27 trip to struggling Cardiff City.
Shane Long hit the post with a glancing header on Tuesday but couldn't convert as Hull City fell to Southampton at home.
Shane Long and fellow new recruit Nikica Jelavic both scored in Hull City's 2-0 win over Sunderland.
Sone Aluko has been out since early November with an Achilles injury but may return to the Hull City line-up for their match against Sunderland.