ACCRINGTON Stanley lost their second successive league game as they slipped to 3-0 defeat at Hull City - a victory that took the Tigers to the top of the table

Defender Cameron Burgess saw red in the 67th minute for what referee David Rock saw as a second bookable offence.

He was judged to have pulled down Jacob Greaves in the area, from which the Tigers scored their third from the penalty spot.

Striker Mallik Wilks, who was with the Reds on loan during the League Two championship winning season, opened the scoring in the first half with Gavin Whyte scoring his first Hull goal after arriving on loan from Cardiff City shortly after the break.

John Coleman stayed with the same side which lost 1-0 to Gillingham on Saturday.

Wilks had the first chance in the early stages but Joe Pritchard got back to put him off and the ball rolled into the arms of Nathan Baxter.

He then had a great chance on six minutes, running free with only Baxter to beat but he fired over the crossbar.

But it proved to be third time lucky for the ex-Stanley man as he fired home in the 37th minute after good work from Keane Lewis-Potter.

Wilks could have had a second two minutes later from a corner but fired straight at Baxter.

Michael Nottingham tried an acrobatic effort in injury time of the first half but couldn’t find the target as the Reds trailed at the break.

Hull started the second half strongly, George Honeyman slicing an effort wide and Greaves swept the ball off-target in a good position.

At the other end Ross Sykes had two efforts blocked but Hull made it two on 55 minutes when Whyte blasted in to the roof of the net after Baxter had superbly pushed away an effort from Wilks.

Stanley came so close to getting one back on the hour mark when a Sean McConville corner found Sykes and his header was deflected narrowly wide.

And Hull made it three when Burgess saw red and substitute Josh Magennis, who had only been on the pitch for five minutes, sent Baxter the wrong way from the spot.

Ten-man Stanley tried to get back in it with Seamus Conneely having a strike blocked.

But Hull went on the attack with Baxter denying Wilks while Dan Crowley had a couple of attempts but didn’t hit the target.

Coleman made three subs on 77 minutes to freshen it up, bringing on Gary Roberts, Stephen Sama and Rhys Fenlon before adding Tariq Uwakwe and Jon Russell minutes later.

Russell looked for a consolation and forced the first real save out of Long on 85 minutes and Stanley will be looking for revenge when the two clash at the Wham Stadium in Stanley’s next match, next Tuesday.