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Capital One Cup: Everton and Hull find the sweet spot to go through

Published 28/10/2015

Leon Osman Everton celebrates scoring his side's first goal with team-mate Ramiro Funes Mori
Leon Osman Everton celebrates scoring his side's first goal with team-mate Ramiro Funes Mori

Everton reached the Capital One Cup quarter-finals after keeping their cool in the penalty shoot-out to advance past Norwich.

The two could not be separated after 120 minutes in a 1-1 draw, but the Toffees converted all four of their penalties while Joel Robles saved from Wes Hoolahan and Nathan Redmond missed.

Sebastien Bassong had given Norwich a 51st-minute lead that was cancelled out by Everton captain Leon Osman's equaliser 17 minutes later. Kyle Lafferty was an unused sub for the Canaries.

Everton boss Roberto Martinez said: "I thought it was a fantastic tie. Credit to Norwich, they got the crowd frustrated but we dealt with it."

Hull reached the quarter-finals for the first time after overcoming Leicester on penalties. Goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic was the hero, denying Riyad Mahrez - whose extra-time goal had been cancelled out by Abel Hernandez. David Meyler netted the decisive kick.

Newcastle have successfully appealed Fabricio Coloccini's red card in the Tyne-Wear derby, which Sunderland won 3-0.

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