It was a topsy-turvy game at the KCOM Stadium, with four penalties awarded. Hull showed great character as they trailed 3-1 before battling back to secure just their fourth Championship win since October.
The result has also pulled the Tigers six points clear of the relegation zone and Adkins believes his players showed great resilience to come back from two goals down.
“I’ll take the emotion off it, I thought the players were magnificent,” Adkins was quoted as saying by the Hull Daily Mail.
“When you look at goals we’ve conceded, we’ve gone behind we’ve responded and kept our composure, great credit to the players, we’re learning lessons all the time and I though the atmosphere in the stadium was great, the supporters got right behind the players all the way through.
“Fantastic, fantastic performance in my eyes and character shown by the players. Having gone three down to get it back.’
Hull have not won back-to-back league games since April last year, but they will get an opportunity to do just that when they take on Ipswich at Portman Road on Tuesday.
Newcastle have been linked with a shock move for former Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet during the summer.