Aaron Connolly (centre) scored his first goals for Hull on his fourth appearance since joining on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion
Aaron Connolly scored twice and had a hand in a third as Hull City ended a three-match winless run with a victory over Queens Park Rangers.
The on-loan Brighton striker opened his account just 10 minutes into his third Championship appearance for the Tigers and added another in the second half, with Rangers defender Rob Dickie putting through his own goal in between.
The defeat stretched the west London club's run without a win to seven games, including an FA Cup exit at the hands of Fleetwood Town.
Connolly, celebrating his 23rd birthday, made the most of a chance presented to him by Cyrus Christie, the wing-back driving into the box before teeing up his team-mate for a shot that rocketed into the roof of the net.
Rangers had no response and just after the hour mark Connolly freed Ozan Tufan on the wing, and his cross - aimed at striker Oscar Estupinan - cannoned off Dickie and into the net.
Connolly grabbed his second as he raced clear of the defence to pick up a pass from Jean Michael Seri and slip his shot past Seny Dieng.
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Match ends, Hull City 3, Queens Park Rangers 0.
Second Half ends, Hull City 3, Queens Park Rangers 0.
Jimmy Dunne (Queens Park Rangers) is shown the yellow card.
Substitution, Hull City. Xavier Simons replaces Cyrus Christie.
Substitution, Hull City. Tyler Smith replaces Óscar Estupiñán.
Seny Dieng (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Alfie Jones (Hull City).
Attempt saved. Greg Docherty (Hull City) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Sean McLoughlin.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jimmy Dunne.
Substitution, Hull City. Lewie Coyle replaces Aaron Connolly.
Attempt blocked. Sean McLoughlin (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Longman.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Andre Dozzell.
Sinclair Armstrong (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Alfie Jones (Hull City).
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Chris Willock replaces Tyler Roberts because of an injury.
Delay in match (Queens Park Rangers).
Attempt blocked. Jamal Lowe (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andre Dozzell.
Substitution, Hull City. Ryan Longman replaces Jean Michaël Seri.
Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Stefan Johansen replaces Sam Field.
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