Hull drew 1-1 with visiting Sunderland in another relegation tussle which saw Black Cats manager Gus Poyet sent to the stand following a first-half altercation with Tigers boss Steve Bruce.
The two men had to be separated on the touchline after Sunderland's JackRodwell fell in the box after 35 minutes and was booked for simulation by referee Mike Dean.
Poyet complained it was a penalty and after being sent off he walked across to Bruce and tried to shake his counterpart's hand.
Bruce appeared to respond angrily and had to be restrained by a linesman and members of his coaching staff.
Dame N'Doye's third goal in five games since his January move from Lokomotiv Moscow gave Hull a 15th-minute lead, the Senegal striker cleverly back-heeling Tom Huddlestone's cross into the net.
But Rodwell earned Sunderland a precious point when he nudged home Patrick van Aanholt's cross on the line with 13 minutes remaining.
The Black Cats host Aston Villa at home on Saturday.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has defended Manchester United's recent performances, saying they 'are not as bad as people think'.
Louis Van Gaal's side came under criticism after last weekend's 2-1 defeat to Swansea. But speaking ahead of Sunderland's trip to Old Trafford on Saturday, Poyet backed Man United to recover from their recent dip in form.
I think people are being a little bit harsh on Man United at the moment.
They are not as bad as people think because they are in a good position and if they get into the top four there's a few that are going to have to recognise that they've done better than what people expected.
Sunderland won 1-0 at Old Trafford at the end of last season as the Black Cats avoided relegation from the Premier League. But Poyet expects a different encounter this time around. He added:
They were with Ryan Giggs as a caretaker at that moment in time. We were playing for our lives. They were just trying to change a little bit at the end of the season to have something to cheer about. It was a different game.
Gus Poyet's comments after Sunderland's shock FA Cup defeat to Bradford City were 'born out of frustration', according to Sunderland Echo reporter Chris Young.
The Uruguayan told media after the Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Valley Parade:
The problem is you, not me. If you write what I say the fans would be on my side but because you write what you want we've got problems.
If we close Sunderland and we put a China wall around the city it would be fantastic. Now when we let you get in and you go out and say what you want then we've got a problem beating ourselves.
So I would invite every Sunderland fan and people who cares about the club not to listen to any one of you. Only to me and between ourselves.
Young says Poyet could be frustrated after his side's recent results.
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Gus Poyet believes striker Jermain Defoe has already made a big difference at Sunderland.
The 32-year-old scored in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Swansea - his second goal for the club in just three appearances.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says last season's trip to Swansea was a 'terrible' day for him and the club.
The Black Cats were beaten 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium, with all four goals scored in the second-half. It was also Poyet's first game in charge of the club.
Sunderland travel to Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday.
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet faces a series of late decisions as he attempts to put together a team for Saturday's Premier League trip to Swansea.
Wickham missed Tuesday's FA Cup win at Fulham. Credit: PAStriker Connor Wickham, who missed Tuesday night's 3-1 FA Cup fourth round replay victory at Fulham with a calf injury sustained in the warm-up, is likely to sit out once again along with midfielder Lee Cattermole as he continues his recovery from a knee problem.
Adam Johnson (thumb surgery) and Jack Rodwell (groin) are rated at only 50-50, while fellow midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini suffered bruising during the game at Craven Cottage and is also a doubt, along with full-back Billy Jones and midfielder Will Buckley, who both have unspecified knocks.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet was delighted for Jermain Defoe after the striker scored his first goal for Sunderland.
The 32-year-old netted the second goal of the game during the club's 2-0 Premier League win over Burnley on Saturday. It was Defoe's first goal for the Black Cats since his January move from Toronto FC.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet says fans 'need to accept the reality' of the situation the club is in.
The home crowd vented their frustrations during yesterday's 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at the Stadium of Light. That result leaves the Black Cats just one point above the Premier League relegation zone.
But Poyet said:
I think they should look at the team. I think it's been going on for the last four of five years. I think they should be a little bit more patient.