Until Joe Rodon was sent for an early bath here, Leeds looked a very good bet to claim a third straight away league win.
They'd been the dominant side, carving out all the chances of note. Indeed, Hull were indebted to their goalkeeper Ryan Allsop for making three important first-half saves to keep his team in contention.
And as Daniel Farke's slick attack built up a second-half head of steam all the smart money was on them to emerge with three points.
But when Rodon cleaned out Hull forward Aaron Connolly as he threatened to break clear from inside his own half, and collected a second booking, the game shifted on its axis.