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Leeds spot on in shootout to book quarter-final place

By Jim Van Wik

Published 26/10/2016

Double: Mo Diame after the first of his Newcastle brace
Double: Mo Diame after the first of his Newcastle brace

Leeds brought some glory back to Elland Road with a dramatic 3-2 penalty shootout victory over Championship rivals Norwich. Alex Pritchard headed Norwich in front but Leeds equalised through Marcus Antonsson.

Into extra time, and the Canaries went ahead with a Nelson Oliveira header before Chris Wood took the game to penalties, where the home side's Marco Silvestri saved three for Ronaldo Vieira to convert the winner and secure a quarter-final berth.

Hull made it through with a 2-1 win at Bristol City.

Harry Maguire headed the Premier League side in front just before half-time.

It was 2-0 only two minutes into the second half when Michael Dawson nodded in.

The Championship side netted a late consolation through substitute Lee Tomlin.

Championship leaders Newcastle romped to a 6-0 win over 10-man Preston at St James' Park. Aleksandar Mitrovic put the Magpies ahead.

Preston were reduced to 10 men on 27 minutes when midfielder Alan Browne was shown a red card for an elbow on Newcastle midfielder Jack Colback.

Rafa Benitez's side piled on the goals with a Mo Diame double, a Matt Ritchie penalty, Mitrovic and sub Ayoze Perez all weighing in.

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