EFL Cup - Quarter-Final
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Hull City win 3-1 on penalties

Hull City 1-1 Newcastle United

By Neil JohnstonBBC Sport
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Hull City forward Dieumerci Mbokani was sent off for lunging at Jamaal Lascelles with his head

Newcastle United missed three spot-kicks as Hull City beat the Championship leaders 3-1 on penalties to reach the EFL Cup semi-final.

Hull keeper Eldin Jakupovic saved two penalties after the hosts had played the whole of extra time with 10 men following Dieumerci Mbokani's dismissal.

Newcastle had taken the lead in extra time when Mohamed Diame prodded home Vurnon Anita's cross to score against his former club.

The lead lasted a minute, Robert Snodgrass equalising after Matz Sels had spilled Markus Henriksen's shot into his path.

Mbokani was sent off in the 89th minute for lunging forward with his head at Jamaal Lascelles.

The tie only came to life in extra time, the first 90 minutes featuring just two shots on target.

How the shootout was won

Newcastle have now lost nine of their 10 penalty shootouts in all competitions, yet Rafael Benitez's side will be wondering why they did not win the tie in 120 minutes.

They had 32 shots in that time, but their finishing was as wayward as their penalties.

Jonjo Shelvey set the tone for Newcastle's spot-kick nightmare when his attempt was kept out by Jakupovic.

Hull's players rush to congratulate keeper Eldin Jakupovic after their victory over Newcastle
Hull's players rush to congratulate keeper Eldin Jakupovic after their victory over Newcastle

Hull's first penalty fell to Snodgrass and he made no mistake, before Dwight Gayle hit the bar with his attempt for Newcastle.

Skipper Michael Dawson made it 2-0 before Christian Atsu scored for Newcastle.

Tom Huddlestone made it 3-1, and Hull's players and fans were celebrating a first EFL Cup semi-final appearance when Jakupovic kept out Yoan Gouffran's tame attempt.

Mbokani's moment of madness

Hull had just one shot on target in normal time, and their hopes of reaching the semi-finals looked over when Mbokani was sent off.

The forward, on loan from Dynamo Kiev, kicked out and pushed Lascelles before lunging forward at the Newcastle defender with his head.

The 31-year-old has appeared in five league games since arriving at the end of August.

He now faces a three-match ban - something Hull could do without as they look to climb away from the Premier League relegation zone.

Man of the match - Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United)

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Hull keeper Jakupovic will get the headlines for his three spot-kick saves, yet Lascelles was excellent for Newcastle before the tie was decided on penalties. The 23-year-old captain was a picture of composure at the back - even when Mbokani was in his face

'Tremendous achievement'

Hull City boss Mike Phelan: "This is the furthest the club has ever been and the players are really pleased.

"For this football club, it's a tremendous achievement. Hopefully we can go one step further now."

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez: "The way that we played we deserved to score goals in the first half and in extra time. Then when we did score the goal we didn't manage the situation.

"It's something you learn with experience. Maybe we will do a little better the next time we have this many chances."

What's next?

Newcastle have little time to dust themselves down. The Magpies return to Championship action on Friday away to Nottingham Forest (19:45 GMT). Middlesbrough await Hull in the Premier League at the Riverside next Monday (20:00 GMT).

Reaction

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Former Newcastle striker Alan Shearer was unimpressed by the finishing of Rafael Benitez's side in the penalty shootout
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Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason was impressed with goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic
Hull City midfielder Sam Clucas posted this message after the game on Twitter

Line-ups

Hull

  • 16Jakupovic
  • 27El MohamadySubstituted forWeirat 79'minutes
  • 5Maguire
  • 21Dawson
  • 3RobertsonBooked at 77minsSubstituted forTymonat 79'minutes
  • 8HuddlestoneBooked at 89mins
  • 14LivermoreSubstituted forHenriksenat 79'minutes
  • 7Meyler
  • 10SnodgrassBooked at 45mins
  • 18MbokaniBooked at 89mins
  • 20Diomande

Substitutes

  • 6Davies
  • 17Weir
  • 22Henriksen
  • 23Marshall
  • 28Tymon
  • 29Bowen
  • 36Olley

Newcastle

  • 28Sels
  • 8AnitaSubstituted forYedlinat 109'minutes
  • 6LascellesBooked at 89mins
  • 2Clark
  • 7Lazaar
  • 11RitchieSubstituted forAtsuat 81'minutes
  • 12Shelvey
  • 14HaydenBooked at 63minsSubstituted forMurphyat 105'minutes
  • 20GouffranBooked at 67mins
  • 15Diamé
  • 9Gayle

Substitutes

  • 3Dummett
  • 18Mbemba
  • 22Yedlin
  • 24Tioté
  • 26Darlow
  • 30Atsu
  • 33Murphy
Referee:
Neil Swarbrick
Attendance:
16,243

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamNewcastle
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home12
Away32
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 1(3), Newcastle United 1(1).

  2. Penalties over

    Penalty Shootout ends, Hull City 1(3), Newcastle United 1(1).

  3. Post update

    Penalty saved! Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

  4. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 1(3), Newcastle United 1(1). Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 1(2), Newcastle United 1(1). Christian Atsu (Newcastle United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

  6. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 1(2), Newcastle United 1. Michael Dawson (Hull City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

  7. Post update

    Penalty missed! Still Hull City 1(1), Newcastle United 1. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Hull City 1(1), Newcastle United 1. Robert Snodgrass (Hull City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

  9. Post update

    Penalty saved! Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle United) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Penalties in progress

    Penalty Shootout begins Hull City 1, Newcastle United 1.

  11. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Hull City 1, Newcastle United 1.

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    Attempt missed. DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

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    Attempt blocked. Yoan Gouffran (Newcastle United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamaal Lascelles.

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    Attempt blocked. Mohamed Diamé (Newcastle United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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    Attempt missed. Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Christian Atsu with a headed pass.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Achraf Lazaar (Newcastle United) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jonjo Shelvey following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Michael Dawson.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Newcastle United. Conceded by Josh Tymon.

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    Attempt missed. Markus Henriksen (Hull City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Adama Diomande following a set piece situation.

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    Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left following a set piece situation.