Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:58 GMT, May 5, 2015 |
Arsenal moved level on points with second-placed Manchester City and heightened Hull’s relegation worries with a superb display at KC Stadium.
The Gunners were sensational in the first half and Alexis Sanchez opened the scoring with a deflected free-kick.
Aaron Ramsey netted the second with another deflected strike before setting up Sanchez to beat keeper Steve Harper.
Stephen Quinn’s header gave Hull hope, but the defeat sees the Tigers slip to fourth-bottom on goal difference.
Hull drop below Leicester and to within a place of the Premier League’s relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s home game against bottom club Burnley, but they will be cheered by the resolve they showed in the second half.
They went into the game buoyed by victories against Crystal Palace and Liverpool, but they could do nothing to prevent a slick Arsenal side dominating the first half.