Man City, Spurs survive scares to enter League Cup quarters

Published: Nov 01, 2013, 01:49 IST | AFP |

Tottenham Hotspur edged Hull City 8-7 in a tense penalty shoot-out to reach the League Cup quarter-finals, while Manchester City overcame Newcastle United 2-0 with Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko striking in extra time.

Hull had lost 0-1 to Spurs in the EPL on Sunday and they came within a whisker of exacting swift revenge on their return to White Hart Lane.

Jesus Navas and Edin Dzeko
Edin Dzeko (right) and Jesus Navas celebrate City’s second goal. Pic/AFP

20-year-old midfielder Harry Kane brought Tottenham back into the contest after Hull were leading 2-1 in extra time, thanks to a own goal by Spurs’ second-choice goalkeeper Brad Friedel and Paul McShane’s headed goal.

In the shootout, Aaron McLean missed for Hull before Spurs’ record signing Erik Lamela fluffed his lines for the hosts, but Friedel had the final say, saving with his legs from Ahmed Elmohamady to secure a nail-biting win.

Spurs’ reward was a home tie with West Ham United, while Manchester City will travel to second-tier Leicester City. 

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