Campbell stars against former club...
Sunderland started the quicker of the two sides and were in front within ten minutes. Midfielder Steed Malbranque played in Fraizer Campbell and the he raced past the Hull City defenders to squeeze the ball under goalkeeper Boaz Myhill.
The black cats continued to press but Hull were soon level after the referee gave Hull a bizarre penalty. Midfielder Richard Garcia pushed between Sunderland keeper Mignolet and defender Jones and shot wide but the referee deemed it a foul and Craig Fagan converted from the spot.
However the Premier league replied immediately with a carbon copy of the first goal. Malbranque passed the ball to Campbell who again beat the Tigers defence to slot the ball into the back of the net.
And Campbell completed his hat-trick just before the half hour mark when he collected the ball from just outside the penalty area and unleashed a rocket of a shot that bounced of the far post, giving Myhill no chance in the Hull goal.
Hull were unable to cope with a brilliant Campbell and he fired in his fourth of an outstanding first half when Malbranque turned provider again to loft the ball to the striker who headed over the despairing Myhill into the net.
The second half was a much quieter affair, but Sunderland continued to dominate and Martin Whaghorn could have made it five but substitute goalkeeper Matt Duke saved well to deny the young striker.
On 69 minutes Darren Bent replaced four goal man Frazier Campbell and could have increased Sunderland’s lead only to see his shot sail just wide of the post.
Hull City did manage to pull a goal back as Nick Barmby headed in as Mignolet missed the cross from Jamie Devitt, but Sunderland played out the final minutes to record a deserved win.
Mignolet, Jones, Ferdinand, Bardsley, Angeleri (Weir 69), Al- Muhammadi (Kay 69), Henderson, Malbranque, Waghorn, Zenden, Campbell (Bent 69)
Sub not used: Carson