Sunderland suffered their eighth defeat in 10 Premier League games after Lee Cattermole and Andrea Dossena were sent off in the first half at Hull.

An own goal by Carlos Cuellar, under pressure from Yannick Sagbo, earned Hull manager Steve Bruce victory over his former club at the KC Stadium.

Cattermole's red card shame

Lee Cattermole has now been sent off seven times in the Premier League:

02 Nov 2013: Hull 1-0 Sunderland

04 Mar 2012: Newcastle 1-1 Sunderland

11 Sept 2010: Wigan 1-1 Sunderland

14 Aug 2010: Sunderland 2-2 Birmingham

09 Feb 2010: Portsmouth 1-1 Sunderland

04 Mar 2009: Wigan 0-1 West Ham

13 Sept 2008: Wigan 1-1 Sunderland

Visiting keeper Kieren Westwood was injured before Cattermole was dismissed for a foul on Ahmed Elmohamady.

Dossena was shown a red card for a shocking challenge on David Meyler.

Gus Poyet was also fortunate not to be sent from the dug-out by Andre Marriner, the Black Cats boss escaping with a lecture from the referee after allowing his frustration to boil over as his team capitulated.

The Wearside club, five points from safety, remain second from bottom in the Premier League table - the feel-good factor from last weekend's win over Newcastle destroyed by a dreadful first 45 minutes against Hull.

Referee right on horror challenge - Steve Bruce

Bruce's preparations for the match against the club he managed for almost two-and-a-half years before he was sacked in November 2011 were thrown into chaos less than an hour before kick-off.

The Hull boss was forced to reshuffle his plans when Nigeria international forward Sone Aluko was injured in the warm-up, and Meyler was drafted into the starting line-up against his former club.

After a quiet start, the KC Stadium erupted when Cuellar headed into his own net while under pressure from Sagbo following Liam Rosenior's 25th minute cross.

It was downhill all the way after that for Poyet and his players.

Westwood was forced off with a neck injury two minutes before half-time while challenging for the ball with Tigers defender Paul McShane, and former Arsenal goalkeeper Vito Mannone came on for his Sunderland league debut.

Then the visitors found themselves down to nine men as Cattermole and Dossena both received straight red cars in first-half stoppage time.

Cattermole's challenge on Elmohamady split the Egypt international's boot, while Meyler was fortunate not to suffer a serious injury after an ugly attempt at a tackle by former Liverpool defender Dossena.

Poyet says Cattermole's reputation costs him

Hull struggled to press home their two-man advantage after the interval, Jake Livermore rattling the woodwork.

But it required a fine save by Steve Harper to deny Sunderland substitute Adam Johnson an equaliser, the Hull keeper spreading his body to deny the former Manchester City player when he was clean through.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce:

"To be fair to Sunderland they defended for their lives in the second half and we needed a second goal.

"We were helped today because it's not often you play against nine men. We've made a really decent start to the season.

"That's gone now (managing Sunderland). I've moved on and it's water under the bridge."

Sunderland manager Gus Poyet:

"Tactically it was out best 45 minutes so far (second half). We had a couple of chances and on another day that chance for Adam Johnson goes in.

"I'm proud of how my players reacted because it was a challenge after losing the goalkeeper and then having two players sent off."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Hull City

  • 22 Harper
  • 02 Rosenior (Proschwitz - 70' )
  • 03 Figueroa Booked
  • 07 Meyler (Koren - 57' )
  • 06 Davies
  • 15 McShane
  • 27 Elmohamady
  • 14 Livermore
  • 20 Sagbo
  • 08 Huddlestone
  • 17 Boyd (Brady - 76' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 10 Koren
  • 11 Brady
  • 16 Jakupovic
  • 18 Nagy
  • 23 Faye
  • 29 Quinn
  • 33 Proschwitz

Sunderland

  • 20 Westwood (Mannone - 43' )
  • 02 Bardsley
  • 03 Dossena Dismissed
  • 33 Cattermole Dismissed
  • 24 Cuéllar
  • 16 O'Shea
  • 07 Larsson
  • 14 Colback
  • 17 Altidore (Johnson - 45' )
  • 09 Fletcher
  • 31 Borini (Brown - 45' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Ki
  • 05 Brown
  • 08 Gardner
  • 11 Johnson
  • 12 Celustka
  • 23 Giaccherini
  • 25 Mannone
Ref: Andre Marriner
Att: 24,677

Match Stats

Shots

25 9

On target

2 1

Corners

4 2

Fouls

17 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hull City 1, Sunderland 0.

90:00 +2:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hull City 1, Sunderland 0.

90:00 +1:51

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

90:00 +1:51

Carlos Cuéllar (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:44

Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:41

Attempt blocked. Robbie Brady (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +1:37

Attempt blocked. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yannick Sagbo.

90:00 +0:19

Attempt missed. John O'Shea (Sunderland) with an attempt from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson following a set piece situation.

89:43 Booking

Booking Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:26

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Hull City).

89:26

Jack Colback (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

88:25

Attempt missed. Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner following a set piece situation.

87:40 Booking

Booking Robbie Brady (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

87:29

Foul by Robbie Brady (Hull City).

87:29

Adam Johnson (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:17

Attempt blocked. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Robert Koren.

86:21

Attempt missed. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Robert Koren.

85:32

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Wes Brown.

85:30

Attempt blocked. Nick Proschwitz (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

83:57

Offside, Hull City. Tom Huddlestone tries a through ball, but Robert Koren is caught offside.

83:52

Attempt saved. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Yannick Sagbo.

80:28

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Hull City).

80:28

Jack Colback (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

79:02

Jake Livermore (Hull City) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Nick Proschwitz.

78:39

Attempt saved. Adam Johnson (Sunderland) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vito Mannone.

77:06

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Hull City).

77:06

Vito Mannone (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

77:04

Attempt blocked. Paul McShane (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross.

76:40

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Phillip Bardsley.

75:59

Attempt missed. Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

75:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Robbie Brady replaces George Boyd.

74:41

Foul by Nick Proschwitz (Hull City).

74:41

Wes Brown (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

73:28

Attempt blocked. Robert Koren (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

73:01

Attempt blocked. Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

72:24

Curtis Davies (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:24

Foul by Steven Fletcher (Sunderland).

71:56

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

69:19 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Nick Proschwitz replaces Liam Rosenior.

68:57

Attempt missed. Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

67:01

Attempt missed. Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

65:48

Foul by George Boyd (Hull City).

65:48

Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:48

Attempt missed. George Boyd (Hull City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Liam Rosenior with a cross.

63:50

Attempt missed. Adam Johnson (Sunderland) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jack Colback.

62:25

Attempt missed. Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

58:36

Attempt saved. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

57:43

Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

56:50

Attempt blocked. Curtis Davies (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross.

56:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hull City. Robert Koren replaces David Meyler because of an injury.

56:08

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Phillip Bardsley.

54:44

Attempt missed. Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Maynor Figueroa with a cross.

54:17

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

53:57

Delay in match Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) because of an injury.

53:07

Attempt missed. George Boyd (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

50:22

Attempt missed. Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

47:57

Attempt missed. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Maynor Figueroa.

45:57

Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

45:57

Jack Colback (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00

Second Half begins Hull City 1, Sunderland 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sunderland. Wes Brown replaces Fabio Borini.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sunderland. Adam Johnson replaces Jozy Altidore.

45:00 +8:14 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hull City 1, Sunderland 0.

45:00 +8:05

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +6:58

Delay in match David Meyler (Hull City) because of an injury.

45:00 +5:59 Dismissal

Dismissal Andrea Dossena (Sunderland) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

45:00 +5:54

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +5:54

Foul by Andrea Dossena (Sunderland).

45:00 +3:25

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

45:00 +2:18

Delay in match Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) because of an injury.

45:00 +1:33 Dismissal

Dismissal Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) is shown the red card for a bad foul.

45:00 +1:29

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:29

Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

44:19

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Lee Cattermole.

44:18

Attempt blocked. Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jake Livermore.

43:13

Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

42:52

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

42:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Sunderland. Vito Mannone replaces Keiren Westwood because of an injury.

41:20

Delay in match Keiren Westwood (Sunderland) because of an injury.

40:43

Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:43

Foul by Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland).

38:27

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:27

Foul by Fabio Borini (Sunderland).

37:35

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34:46

Delay in match Keiren Westwood (Sunderland) because of an injury.

33:55

Offside, Hull City. Curtis Davies tries a through ball, but Paul McShane is caught offside.

33:24

David Meyler (Hull City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

33:24

Foul by Jack Colback (Sunderland).

28:40

Attempt blocked. Lee Cattermole (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sebastian Larsson.

28:09

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by Paul McShane.

28:07

Attempt blocked. Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Fabio Borini with a cross.

27:52

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Hull City).

27:52

Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:15

Corner, Sunderland. Conceded by George Boyd.

25:32

Foul by David Meyler (Hull City).

25:32

Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

24:30 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Carlos Cuéllar, Sunderland. Hull City 1, Sunderland 0.

23:39

Jake Livermore (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

23:39

Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

22:47

Foul by Liam Rosenior (Hull City).

22:47

Fabio Borini (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:34

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

21:10

Delay in match Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) because of an injury.

19:35

Offside, Hull City. Steve Harper tries a through ball, but Yannick Sagbo is caught offside.

18:12

Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

18:12

Foul by Jack Colback (Sunderland).

17:35

Foul by Maynor Figueroa (Hull City).

17:35

Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) wins a free kick on the right wing.

16:40

Foul by Yannick Sagbo (Hull City).

16:40

John O'Shea (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:09

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

15:09

Foul by Phillip Bardsley (Sunderland).

13:16

Yannick Sagbo (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:16

Foul by John O'Shea (Sunderland).

12:32

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

12:32

Sebastian Larsson (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:21

Foul by Paul McShane (Hull City).

11:21

Steven Fletcher (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:03

Offside, Hull City. Liam Rosenior tries a through ball, but David Meyler is caught offside.

6:20

Foul by Lee Cattermole (Sunderland).

6:20

Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

1:58

Attempt missed. Maynor Figueroa (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Rosenior with a cross.

0:54

Attempt missed. Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andrea Dossena.

0:24

Jozy Altidore (Sunderland) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:24

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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