Football: Hull City reach last four of League Cup for first time after edging out Newcastle on penalties

Hull City's Swiss goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic celebrates after he saved a shot during a penalty shoot-out following extra time in the English League Cup quarter-final football match at the KCOM Stadium in Kingston upon Hull on Nov 29, 2016.
Hull City's Swiss goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic celebrates after he saved a shot during a penalty shoot-out following extra time in the English League Cup quarter-final football match at the KCOM Stadium in Kingston upon Hull on Nov 29, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

HULL (REUTERS/AFP) - Hull City got past Championship (second-tier) leaders Newcastle United as the visitors missed three penalties in a 3-1 shoot-out defeat after the League Cup quarter-final had finished 1-1 at the end of extra time.

A drab encounter that finished 0-0 after 90 minutes at Hull sprang to life in extra time as Newcastle took the lead when Mohamed Diame prodded home in the 98th against his former club.

The advantage lasted just a minute, however, with Robert Snodgrass equalising for Hull, who played with 10 men in extra time after striker Dieumerci Mbokani was sent off in the 89th after lunging forward with his head at Jamaal Lascelles.

Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic was the shoot-out hero, saving from Jonjo Shelvey and Yoan Gouffran, while their Newcastle team-mate Dwight Gayle hit the crossbar.

It was the first time Premier League strugglers Hull reached the last four.