Date: 12th August 2015 at 9:40am
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Hull’s Capital One Cup run goes on after a penalty shootout win, following a two-two draw, at the Crown Ground against Accrington on Tuesday.

After 90-minutes couldn’t separate the sides, despite twice leading in extra time, the Tigers couldn’t see off the League 2 side who forced a penalty shootout with five-minutes to play however the nerve was held and Steve Bruce can look forward to the second round of the League Cup.

Akpom had put Hull ahead, Crooks drew Accrington level with Luer’s first senior goals for the Tigers again putting them ahead before Gornell forced the penalty shootout. Crooks had been the hero but he turned villain when he missed the decisive penalty….

During the 90-minutes Windass, Josh is the son of Hull legend Dean, had chances with Crooks also going close with Clucas almost adding to his debut goal following his arrival from Chesterfield in the summer by Stanley ‘keeper Jason Mooney kept him out.

Arsenal loanee Akpom 92), summoned off the bench in the second half of regular time, scored his second in as many games for Hull when he broke the deadlock just two-minutes into extra time.

If it was thought this would see the job done this was proven wrong when Mingoia crossed into Crooks (105) to head Accrington level but minutes into the second half of extra time Hull were ahead again when Luer (108), also off the bench for only his second Tigers appearance, headed home.

When an attempt Jakupovic, given a start in goal, punch clear bounced in off Gornell (115) this forced this shootout.

Maguire and Meyler both missed from 12-yards as did Kee and McConville for Stanley.

When Davies scored his Crooks knew he had to do what Luer, Huddlestone and Akpom had all done for Hull previously and Mingoia, Windass, and Gornell had for his side, score….his effort was blasted over to give the Tigers a four-three win and a place in round two.

 

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