Hull City climbed to fourth in the Championship table with a comfortable victory over Stoke City.
The Tigers had fortunate deflections for two of their three goals in the Potteries.
But they were still more than worthy winners as the plummeting Potters were outplayed on home soil to suffer a fourth defeat in five games.
There was only one winner from the moment that Hull struck with two goals in two first-half minutes from Aaron Connolly and Adama Traore.
Regan Slater's shot took a wicked deflection for a long-range third to seal Hull's third straight away win.