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2 (8) vs 2 (7)
Played
October 31, 2013 3:45 AM MYT
White Hart Lane — London
Referee:‬ J. Moss‎
Attendance:‬ 35617‎
 
Brad Friedel 53′ (OG)
108′ Harry Kane
Paul McShane 99′
Top of the Match
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Tottenham
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Tottenham
Flop of the Match
Danny Graham
Danny Graham
Hull City
Brad Friedel
Brad Friedel
Tottenham

Tottenham 2-2 Hull City (8-7 pens): Spurs through after dramatic shootout

Gylfi Sigurdsson had given the hosts an early lead with a stunning goal but Brad Friedel's own goal leveled it for extra time, where first Paul McShane and then Harry Kane struck

By Matthew Rogerson

Gylfi Sigurdsson Curtis Davies Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City Capital One Cup 10302013
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Tottenham picked up their second win over Hull City in four days, triumphing in a dramatic penalty shootout after a 2-2 draw in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.

Spurs edged the Premier League encounter between the sides 1-0 on Sunday but needed a shootout to move into their first quarter-final in the competition for four years, Ahmed Elmohamady missing the decisive kick in sudden death to hand the hosts an 8-7 win on penalties.

Gylfi Sigurdsson put the hosts ahead early on in stunning fashion, as he collected a ball from Kyle Naughton and turned neatly away from Curtis Davies before firing an unstoppable effort into Eldin Jakupovic's right-hand corner from outside the box.

Davies then brought Hull level after 52 minutes when he nudged home with a good deal of help from Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

VIEW FROM WHITE HART LANE
By Alex Young
Tottenham cruised the first half, stuttered through the second and found enough energy to force penalties. It was a topsy-turvy game topped off with a nerve-shredding shootout at the end.

Ahmed Elmohamady missed the crucial penalty as Spurs won their first since 1994 but Hull should not be disheartened. They more than matched the hosts for the majority, with Jermain Defoe struggling to assert himself for long periods.

Gylfi Sigurdsson's goal will be the highlight but the central midfield pairing on both sides was a joy to watch. Andre Villas-Boas will know that his team escaped here and Steve Bruce will feel hard done by.
It looked for a moment as if the defender might have spurned the chance when he directed Elmohamady's teasing delivery back across goal but Friedel failed to collect the ball, allowing it to trickle over the line.

That proved to be the final goal of normal time, with Paul McShane giving Hull hope with his crashing header before Harry Kane fired Spurs level two minutes into the second half of extra time.

The sides could not be separated after 120 minutes and Sigurdsson scored the opening penalty before Aaron McLean's kick was saved well by Friedel.

Jermain Defoe, Stephen Quinn, Jan Vertonghen and George Boyd all then converted, before Erik Lamela's effort was saved to allow Gedo to level matters for Hull.

Kane kept cool to fire past Jakupovic and Nick Proschwitz then sent the shootout into sudden death, where the likes of Paulinho and David Meyler kept their nerve before Elmohamady's kick was saved to end a run of seven successive penalty shootout defeats for Spurs.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas made eight changes from Sunday's victory at White Hart Lane, with Kaboul coming in for his first start since the 2-0 Europa League win over Anzhi Makhachkala on October 3.

Bruce brought Danny Graham, Robert Koren and Stephen Quinn into Hull's starting XI, while also handing Jakupovic his first start of the season. Leading goalscorer Robbie Brady failed to make the bench as he continues to recover from hernia surgery.

Spurs almost went ahead after nine minutes when McShane, under pressure from the lingering Defoe, headed a Paulinho delivery just past his own post. The Brazilian midfielder then lashed a shot wide as the hosts began to dominate possession and create chances.

And after 16 minutes, Tottenham's dominance was rewarded when Sigurdsson cleverly turned his marker and smashed a long-range drive past a helpless Jakupovic.

Following Villas-Boas's comments on the "difficult" atmosphere at White Hart Lane during Sunday's game, Sigurdsson's goal certainly gave the home fans something to cheer and Spurs continued to enjoy plenty of the ball.

Hull were level seven minutes after the interval, though, courtesy of Friedel's error when dealing with Davies's close-range effort.

Tottenham substitute Kane almost spared his side extra time but his 20-yard effort in the final minute of normal time cannoned back off the post.

Nine minutes into extra time, McShane's powerful header had too much for Friedel, only for Kane to bring Tottenham back into the game by striking left-footed past Jakupovic inside the area.

This forced the penalty shootout, with Friedel atoning for his earlier error by saving Elmohamady's penalty to ensure that his side will face West Ham at home in the quarter-final.


Tottenham

24
Brad Friedel
Goalkeeper
53′
2.50
2
Kyle Walker
Defender
3.00
5
Jan Vertonghen
Defender
3.00
16
Kyle Naughton
Defender
68′
2.50
4
Younes Kaboul
Defender
3.50
8
Paulinho
Midfielder
3.50
19
Mousa Dembélé
Midfielder
3.00
23
Christian Eriksen
Midfielder
68′
2.50
22
Gylfi Sigurdsson
Midfielder
16′
4.00
11
Erik Lamela
Midfielder
3.00
18
Jermain Defoe
Striker
76′
2.50

Hull City

3.00
16
3.00
2
2.00
4
Alex Bruce
Defender
34′
3.00
6
3.50
15
2.00
7
David Meyler
Midfielder
2.00
27
2.50
29
Stephen Quinn
Midfielder
3.50
10
Robert Koren
Midfielder
81′
3.50
17
1.00
30

Substitutes

25
Hugo Lloris
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
2.00
10
Lewis Holtby
Midfielder
 - 
17
 - 
21
Nacer Chadli
Midfielder
68′ 78′
 - 
15
Etienne Capoue
Midfielder
 - 
42
Nabil Bentaleb
Midfielder
 - 
37
Harry Kane
Striker
78′ 108′
3.50

Substitutes

 - 
22
Stephen Harper
Goalkeeper
 - 
23
 - 
3
1.50
10
Gedo
Striker
81′
 - 
20
Y. Sagbo
Striker
2.00
-
2.50
-

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