EFL Cup - Fourth Round
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Tottenham Hotspur win 8-7 on penalties

Tottenham 2-2 Hull (8-7 on pens)

Brad Friedel celebrates Tottenham's Capital One Cup win

Tottenham required penalties to subdue a stubborn Hull City and advance to the last eight of the Capital One Cup.

After a miss apiece in the first five kicks, Ahmed Elmohamady was denied by Brad Friedel to decide the tie.

Gylfi Sigurdsson's first-half 25-yarder had put the home side ahead, before Friedel fumbled into his own net.

Paul McShane nodded home in extra time to give the visitors the lead for the first time, but substitute Harry Kane's low shot sent the game to spot-kicks.

Andre Villas-Boas's side have now won nine of their last 11 games, after beating the same opponents three days earlier in the league.

The home crowd responded well to their Portuguese manager's demands for an improvement on the weekend's atmosphere at White Hart Lane with raucous support from the first whistle.

Villas-Boas's players were a little slower to get into their stride, but after Younes Kaboul had planted a header wide, Sigurdsson's explosive strike repaid their fans.

The Iceland international swivelled to leave Curtis Davies in a heap before sending a fierce shot beyond Eldin Jakupovic and in off the underside of the bar.

Tigers boss Steve Bruce, who talked his way into a Football Association charge with his complaints over the penalty that decided the league meeting between the two sides, was incensed once again when Kyle Walker escaped a booking for a heavy challenge on Stephen Quinn just before half-time.

His frustration seemed to translate into an effective team talk however and substitute Aaron McLean twice shot at goal before his side pulled themselves level seven minutes into the second half.

George Boyd's clever flick found Liam Rosenior whose low cross was met by a sliding Davies at the far post. The former Aston Villa defender contrived to screw his shot across, rather than into, goal, but Tottenham goalkeeper Friedel's attempts to keep it out did the opposite.

Davies and McLean threatened for Hull, but Spurs substitute Harry Kane came closest to a winner in normal time, having a goal disallowed for a Jermain Defoe hand-ball before rattling the crossbar deep into injury time.

Andre Villas-Boas

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Spurs fans 'made the difference'

Instead McShane put his side ahead for the first time after outjumping Vlad Chiriches to meet George Boyd's corner and the visitors could have made the game safe had Gedo kept his head 12 yards out shortly after.

But Kane got the goal he deserved in a spritely display, working himself clear of the attentions of McShane and drilling home a low shot.

Despite the crowd urging them forward, Tottenham could not find a winner in normal play and had to face up to a wretched run of form in penalty shoot-outs - they have not won one since 1994.

Hull's McLean and Erik Lamela for the hosts were the only players to falter in the first 15 attempts, before Elmohamady planted his shot too close to Friedel.

Steve Bruce

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Post-match: Hull City boss Bruce

Despite successive defeats in north London, Hull will take plenty of heart from the quality of their performances going into Saturday's match against Bruce's former charges Sunderland.

Hull manager Steve Bruce:

"We haven't had any luck the last two or three days we have been down here but I can only say how proud I am of them to cope with the manner of Sunday's defeat and play as they did.

"They did not deserve to go out."

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 24Friedel
  • 2Walker
  • 16NaughtonSubstituted forChirichesat 68'minutes
  • 8Paulinho
  • 4Kaboul
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 11Lamela
  • 19Dembélé
  • 18DefoeBooked at 76mins
  • 23EriksenSubstituted forChadliat 68'minutesSubstituted forKaneat 78'minutes
  • 22Sigurdsson

Substitutes

  • 6Chiriches
  • 14Holtby
  • 15Capoue
  • 21Chadli
  • 25Lloris
  • 37Kane
  • 42Bentaleb

Hull

  • 16Jakupovic
  • 27Elmohamady
  • 2Rosenior
  • 15McShane
  • 4BruceSubstituted forProschwitzat 34'minutes
  • 6Davies
  • 7Meyler
  • 29Quinn
  • 9GrahamSubstituted forMcLeanat 45'minutes
  • 17Boyd
  • 10KorenSubstituted forNagyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Figueroa
  • 18Nagy
  • 20Sagbo
  • 21McLean
  • 22Harper
  • 23Faye
  • 33Proschwitz
Referee:
Jonathan Moss
Attendance:
35,617

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamHull
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home24
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2(8), Hull City 2(7).

Penalties over

Penalty Shootout ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2(8), Hull City 2(7).

Penalty saved! Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(8), Hull City 2(7). Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(7), Hull City 2(7). Paul McShane (Hull City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(7), Hull City 2(6). Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(6), Hull City 2(6). Liam Rosenior (Hull City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(6), Hull City 2(5). Younes Kaboul (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(5), Hull City 2(5). David Meyler (Hull City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(5), Hull City 2(4). Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(4), Hull City 2(4). Nick Proschwitz (Hull City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(4), Hull City 2(3). Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(3), Hull City 2(3). Gedo (Hull City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty saved! Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, left footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(3), Hull City 2(2). George Boyd (Hull City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(3), Hull City 2(1). Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(2), Hull City 2(1). Stephen Quinn (Hull City) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(2), Hull City 2. Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty saved! Aaron McLean (Hull City) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2(1), Hull City 2. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalties in progress

Penalty Shootout begins Tottenham Hotspur 2, Hull City 2.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Tottenham Hotspur 2, Hull City 2.

Attempt missed. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Kane.

Attempt missed. Paulinho (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Mousa Dembélé.

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gedo (Hull City).

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Younes Kaboul tries a through ball, but Jermain Defoe is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Erik Lamela following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Stephen Quinn.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Paul McShane.

Attempt blocked. Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Attempt missed. Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mousa Dembélé.

Foul by Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur).

Nick Proschwitz (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jermain Defoe (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mousa Dembélé.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 2, Hull City 2. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jermain Defoe.

Attempt missed. Gedo (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Eldin Jakupovic.

Attempt missed. Younes Kaboul (Tottenham Hotspur) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Gylfi Sigurdsson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Curtis Davies.

Second Half Extra Time begins Tottenham Hotspur 1, Hull City 2.

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