Last Updated: 11/02/14 10:05pm
FT: Hull 0 Southampton 1. Deserved victory for Saints after an impressive performance on the road. Could have been more but Fonte's goal was enough to earn the win.
Hull throwing everyone forward in search of an equaliser, but Saints still holding firm as we enter the final minute of stoppage time.
WOODWORK!!! Tremendous effort from Cork from distance, but once again the crossbar comes to Hull's rescue.
Aluko has a great effort at goal, which Boruc does well to get down to, and gathers at the second attempt.
Jelavic runs onto a long ball over the top, but cannot get a good enough connection, and the ball loops over the bar.
OFF THE LINE!!! Do Prado prods Luke Shaw's saved shot goalbound, but Curtis Davies somehow gets back to clear off the line. Goalsaving from the skipper.
With the clock ticking down Hull are committing more men forward but still can't find a way through. Saints defending really well.
Another change sees Lambert replaced by Do Prado, making his 100th league appearance in English football.
Penalty appeals waved away by Martin Atkinson as Elmohamady is accused of handball in the box. Would have been very harsh.
Still yet to clear up who has scored the goal replays being studied. Either way Saints are in front! Deserved it has to be said.
After somewhat of a scramble Fonte has scored, firing in a rebound after Harper had originally made a miraculous double save from a corner. Figueroa may have kept Fonte out, but Lambert slammed home to make sure.
Changes are imminent as neither side can keep hold of the ball for a sustained amount of time. Hull in dire need to fresh legs up front.
George Allen has been in touch on Twitter: "Hull have been very unlucky, but so have the Saints 2-0 COME ON YOU HULL!!!!!!"
Tigers starting to get into the match more now, but their long balls are easily being swallowed up by the Saints rearguard.
Tussle getting more physical. Yoshida his holding his own however, much to Jelavic's frustration on the edge of the box.
Better from Hull. Jelavic heads a long ball down, which Long almost gets on the end of, but Yoshida does well to clear.
Lambert latches onto Steven Davis' through ball, just staying onside, and fires low, but Harper is down well to smother.
That same man goes for the acrobatic attempt again, and gets it wrong again. Lambert is first to the rebound, but his attempt is blocked.
Rodriguez gets his acrobatic volley at goal all wrong, as he balloons Chambers' cross straight up in the air, and it is cleared.
Some tough challenges coming in, especially on Lallana, mainly down to his inflated reputation this season.
Now Fonte goes into the book for a foul on George Boyd. Took one for the team, not letting Boyd get his shot away.
Jelavic and Boyd try to link up on the edge of the Southampton area, but it is well defended again from Fonte.
Chris Long is tipping Hull to get the win they need to go into the top ten: "Hull City to edge it 1-0 jelavic to score."
Hull are out to 5/2 for victory after escaping on several occasions so far. Saints are still at 13/8 for the win. Odds here: http://www.skybet.com/football/football-live/event/16198968
Which way is this going to go? Southampton have been on top, but will they rue their missed chances? Get in touch! Tweet me: @PeteHall86 with your thoughts.
HT: Hull 0 Southampton 0. Despite heading into the break goalless, it has been an entertaining half, with Southampton the better side. Both teams have hit the woodwork however, and both are committing plenty of men forward.
Elmohamady has been a real threat down the right, and has whipped in some pinpoint crosses, but all to no avail.
Shaw whips a fierce low cross into the box, which Harper does well to tip clear with Lambert lurking behind for any scraps.
Jelavic does well after evading several challenges, loses his footing somewhat, still manages to get the shot away, but Boruc easily gathers.
Boruc making himself the pantomime villain here by taking so long over his goal-kicks. Interesting character.
Hull still giving as good as they get, and Saints just about keeping them out with some last-ditch defending.
It's Jake Livermore's turn to have a go from distance, but his volley flies wide. Controlled it well, but not accurate enough.
Really frenetic pace to the game at the moment. Both teams pressing well and moving the ball quickly.
WOODWORK!!! Just as I say that, Rodriguez finds space 25-yards out, curls an effort at goal, looks to be going in, but doesn't quite dip enough, and cannons back off the crossbar.
Rodriguez is going direct, running at the heart of the Hull defence. Tigers resorting to fouling him to halt him in his tracks.
Jelavic is looking really lively tonight and is putting a shift in. Amazing what a goal can do to a strikers' confidence.
Chambers does brilliantly to beat Shane Long to the ball as Elmohamady whips another excellent cross into the box.
Jack Cork wins possession and tries an ambitious through pass that doesn't come off. Willing to try anything to score.
Two dangerous crosses are just dealt with by the Southampton rearguard as Boyd lurks to try to break the deadlock.
Yoshida is fortunate to win the foul after Jelavic tussles with the defender. Even game now after early Saints dominance.
Quick free-kick from Huddlestone almost finds Shane Long, but it is slightly overhit and the ball runs through to Boruc.
Lambert almost plays Lallana in, but the returning Alex Bruce does well to get back and intercept. Saints attacking with real purpose.
WOODWORK!!! First real Hull attack almost brings the opening goal, but Long's glancing header comes back off the post, and Boyd can't quite make more of the rebound.
Another chance for Southampton. Rodriguez has a free header in the box, but his attempt is blocked. Will Saints rue these missed chances?
In the aftermath of that Lambert chance, Paul McShane took a knock trying to get back, and will play no further part. George Boyd is coming on, for the 17th time this season.
Adele Nickerson isn't happy with the weather via Twitter: "Not nice here in Hull. Hoping for a win for us tonight."
CHANCE!!! It's that man Lambert again. Wonderful through ball from Davis finds Lambert through, in space, but he elects to chip over Harper, who spreads himself well to block.
All Southampton at the moment. Playing with a real swagger and Hull just can't get near the visitors at the moment.
MISS!!! Somehow it is still 0-0. Lallana gets to the byline, his cross is deflected into the path of Rickie Lambert, who controls brilliantly, but somehow side-foots wide from eight yards out.
DrWhoRoblox is aiming high on Twitter: "Hoping saints will win so we can creep towards the Champions League spot."
Steve Harper races off his line quickly to gather the lose ball. Slid a long way on the greasy surface. Could be a sign of things to come.
Goals have come from all over the pitch, but not in great number. Despite 15 different players scoring for them this season in the Premier League, the Tigers have not seen any of these players net more than three times.
Southampton and Hull are both 13/8 for the victory with both so evenly matched. A draw is 9/4 in tough conditions.
Jake Mead is looking over his shoulder: "An important win to increase the gap between Saints and Hull. A Hull win would mean they're only 6 points behind us and would be fairly confident of overtaking Saints. Still think we've got more quality and can win this match. I'm going for a 3-1 to Saints! COYS!"
Adam Gillis fears for Saints: "Hull is a tough place to win if you're not a regular top 4 team. I see Hull winning 3-1."
Hull XI: Harper, McShane, Figueroa, Bruce, Davies, Huddlestone, Livermore, Elmohamady, Meyler, Jelavic, Long
Hull recall Alex Bruce in place of the injured Liam Rosenior, while £14million strike duo Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic are again paired up front.
Southampton XI: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Yoshida, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, S. Davis, Lallana (c), Rodriguez, Lambert.
Rory Graham is targeting the Premier League champions! "A good win tonight with Newcastle and Man U having tricky games we could look at starting to climb the table again. A top seven finish would be magic."
Southampton fan Ash Ward is hoping for a win: "It gonna be a tough match for saints tonight however we get the 3 points. 1-2 to saints."
Cian Hughes is predicting a close encounter: "Very tough game today! Hull have a strong attack as you could see they got a good result against Sunderland, Jelavic and Long! Southampton have overall a really good squad too. Tough one to call but I'm going with a 2-1 win for Hull."
Saints have won seven and lost just one of the last 11 league meetings with Hull (D3), and have won three and lost just one of their last five league trips to Humberside.
Southampton have not won back to back away games in the Premier League since September 2001 (103 matches).
Despite leading twice at home against Stoke in awful conditions at the weekend, Saints failed to hang on, and only managed a point.
Southampton have made somewhat of a recovery from all their off-field problems, but are still struggling to get the wins they need to propel themselves further up the table.
Shane Long has scored in back-to-back Premier League appearances for the seventh time in his career, but he is yet to score in three successive appearances in the competition.
Jelavic's goal was his only goal in his last 22 Premier League matches. He last netted in back to back PL apps in October 2012.
Hull notched only their second away victory of the season over 10-man Sunderland at the weekend, thanks to goals from each of their new strikers Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic.
Hello and welcome to our live minute-by-minute commentary of Hull's clash with Southampton from the KC Stadium.