Big wins for loan stars.
Both Ahmed Elmohamady and David Meyler featured in Hull City’s hard-fought win at Nottingham Forest over the weekend.
Former Black Cat Paul McShane's header earned the Tigers an impressive away victory over their fellow promotion hopefuls.
City took the lead when Robert Koren converted from the spot after Meyler was toppled by Simon Gillett.
Another ex-Sunderland star almost got his name on the score sheet as Andy Reid went close to pulling Forest level.
However, it was another penalty that saw Billy Sharp even things up for the home side after he was fouled by Alex Bruce, before McShane’s 69th minute header proved decisive.
Elsewhere, Blair Adams played a full 90 minutes as Coventry City advanced to the FA Cup third round with victory over League Two side Morecambe at the Ricoh Arena.