Ten-man Blackburn Rovers suffered their sixth defeats in seven Championship matches as they were beaten 3-2 at Hull City.

Dom Hyam was sent off in the second half for two yellow cards as Jon Dahl Tomasson's side continued their terrible run of form. They gave away three more soft goals to add to the hat-trick they conceded on Boxing Day.

Hull were two ahead inside 18 minutes after more shambolic defending. Liam Delap turned Harry Pickering inside out before firing past Leopold Wahlstedt from a tight angle for the first.

The second duly followed after a simple ball over the top bamboozled James Hill and Aaron Connolly side-footed the bouncing ball into the corner.

Rovers had already hit the post through Semir Telalovic before they reduced the arrears. It was another direct ball that caused chaos, this time for the Hull defence, and Sam Szmodics lobbed it over the goalkeeper to make it 2-1.

Parity followed before half-time, with the aid of a touch of fortune. Harry Pickering's cross was deflected into the near post by Lewie Coyle and Rovers were somehow level at the break.

Instead of kicking on, Rovers retreated though. They could have no real arguments when Hull regained the lead, another soft concession.

A corner kick was dealt with and Alfie Jones was able to fire inside the box, giving Rovers another comeback mission.

That was made even harder when Hyam received his marching order. The stand-in captain tangled with Ozan Tufan in the channel and was shown a second yellow by referee Matthew Donohue.

Tomasson's side applied late pressure to get a point but had a mountain to climb. They've now lost six of their last seven matches, conceding 18 goals in that time. 

Having conceded three terrible goals at Huddersfield on Boxing Day, it seemed that Rovers were keen to extend their seasonal generosity across Yorkshire.

Having had all the early possession, Rovers were sucker-punched with Hull's first real attack. Delap weaved in and out at the byline before firing past Wahlstedt into the far corner. Another incredibly soft goal to give away.

Rovers responded instantly and almost found themselves level. Semir Telalovic, in for his first start of the Championship season, hit the post with a deflected shot just inside the area. When your luck is out, the ball often cannons off the inside of the woodwork and to safety.

To make matters worse, Hull doubled their lead shortly after. It was another terrible concession, with a long ball over the top bamboozling Hill and allowing Connolly to sidefoot the ball into the corner.

After 18 minutes, Blackburn had enjoyed all of the ball but found themselves 2-0 down. Hull's game plan was simple and effective; sit back, soak up the pressure and attack Rovers' soft centre with pace on the counter-attack.

At the other end, Rovers were at least making some inroads as they tried to force their way back into the contest. Sam Szmodics fired a cross along the six-yard box but neither Sigurdsson nor Telalovic could force the ball home.

Matt Ingram then had to deny Callum Brittain as the pressure continued. The rebound fell to Telalovic but he couldn't sort his feet out, again leading to the conclusion that this wouldn't be Rovers' day.

But they did half the arrears. After all their intricate passing, it was another simple ball over the top that caused the chaos, with Szmodics latching on to Sigurdsson's pass and lobbing Ingram for his 15 of the league season.

The game continued in the same pattern with Rovers probing but Hull looking dangerous whenever the ball turned over. Connolly and Ozan Tufan both had chances but Tomasson's side did go in level at the break.

Into first-half stoppage time, the ball was worked to the left side of the box and Pickering's shot deflated off Hull captain Coyle and went into the near post.

That goal didn't give Rovers the spring to attack the second half, if anything, they retreated. They had plenty of the ball in their own third but couldn't progress it into midfield.

That invited Hull back onto them and they pressed from the front. Delap played in Tufan but his touch was loose and they managed to scramble it away. Moments later, Wahlstedt produced a good save to deny Adama Traore.

Rovers didn't heed the warning and they succumbed to the pressure, falling behind again. A scramble ensued after a corner into the box and Jones passed the ball into the corner to put Liam Rosenior's men ahead again.

Things then got even worse for the visitors as they were reduced to ten men. Hyam was already on a yellow card when he brought down Tufan, running in-behind. He was shown his second booking and was sent off.

That proved to be the last major event as Rovers slipped to another defeat. They remain 15th but their current form is one of a side looking over their shoulder, rather than trying to bridge the gap to the top-six.