Irvine was on the bench after missing the past two games with a thigh injury.

The Socceroo was introduced in the 68th minute for Stephen Kingsley.

A minute from time the Aussie midfielder struck to ensure Hull finished with the full three points in the Championship encounter.

The win was only the Tigers' second this season and ended their winliness home run.

Hull sit in 17th spot with seven points.

"Three points, a clean sheet, first home win of the season, dogged performance - well done to the players and well done to the supporters," Tigers' manager Nigel Adkins told the BBC.

"The last home game we played some really good football. Today was different, we started off really well getting the goal through Jarrod Bowen and then for me, it was stop-start in the second half.

"We get into half-time 1-0 up, the goalkeeper has made two really good saves from Jarrod Bowen, and it was that dogged performance from us.

"Towards the end, the second goal we've gone and scored was really good play, Jackson Irvine has shown fantastic desire and tenacity to outmuscle the defender and go for it."