Hull FC ended a three-match losing streak to move back into the top four of Betfred Super League following a try-laden 39-26 victory over Wigan Warriors.
The Black and Whites had not beaten the Warriors at the KCOM Stadium since February 13, 2009, but they managed to break that record due to their superior kicking performance - converting seven kicks to Wigan's one - after both sides ran in six tries.
Winger Steve Michaels got the hosts in front when he scored in the corner after just three minutes before second row Mark Minichiello, who signed a contract extension earlier in the week, increased Hull's advantage to 10-0 inside 13 minutes.
Michaels' second try of the match and Danny Houghton's touchdown put Hull in a dominant position before Tom Davies finally got Wigan on the board with a try on 36 minutes but Jake Connor added his fifth kick from seven attempts with a penalty on the stroke of half-time to put the hosts 26-4 ahead.
Tries from Liam Marshall and Liam Tierney reduced the gap to 26-14 before a magnificent kick-and-collect from Jamie Shaul opened up a 18-point cushion for Hull.
A full-length of the field score from Albert Kelly extended Hull's lead further before Joe Burgess gave Wigan some hope with a try of his own. Kelly kicked a drop-goal with five minutes left for Hull but Marshall grabbed his second try just 60 seconds later to round off an entertaining clash.
Head coach Lee Radford hailed Hull's youth system after his young side overcame an injury-hit Wigan.
"When I took the job I was envious of Wigan's depth," he said. "We're getting close to that now.
"We played well and we knew we couldn't panic when we were going to be penalised in the second half because we knew we would be after leading the penalty count (was) 7-0 at half-time."
Defeat for Wigan means the Cherry and Whites have not won in their last six Super League matches, picking up only one point in the process, and trail five points behind fourth-placed Hull.
And, head coach Shaun Wane rued his side's performance, believing they were second-best through the match.
"We were miles off and we were too loose and gave too many penalties away," he said. "They were the best team.
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"We need to get back to good defence. It was a poor and soft start and we gave ourselves too much to do.
"We scored some tries in the second half but it wasn't enough as we were out-muscled. We had too much defence to do and we have a lot to learn.
"We're a confident bunch but we're low on gas. Hull are the same with injures but they coped better."