MATCH REPORT: Third Round - Hull City vs Newcastle United - KC Stadium - 0-1
Loïc Remy scored the only goal of the game as Newcastle beat Hull City at the KC Stadium to progress in the Capital One Cup.
Newcastle United XI vs Hull City
(4-3-3)Krul; Janmaat, Murillo, Coloccini (C), Jansen; Cambiasso, El Neny, Sissoko; Ben Arfa, de Jong, Remy.
Unused Subs: Costil, Williamson, Gouffran, Roberto, Vlaar, Garcia, Perez.
Hull City XI vs Newcastle United
(4-4-2)McGregor (C); Simpson, Pearce, Maguire, Dudgeon; Obertan, McEachran, Quinn, Ince; Aluko, Long.
Used Substitutes: Meyler (McEachran, 34), Jelavic (Aluko, 45), Bruce (Obertan, 59).
Unused Subs: Jakupovic, Tanase, Brady, Snodgrass.
Two strong teams put out by Alan Pardew and Steve Bruce - it looked like both wanted to have a long cup run, but of course, only one manager can.
Newcastle eased past Derby County in the previous round, while Hull scraped through, beating Brentford 2-1.
Referee Chris Hoy blew his whistle to start the game at the KC Stadium. Hull City kicked off and dominated the opening stages of the game. They were presented with the first chance when Joe Dudgeon launched a bullet throw into the penalty area. Esteban Cambiasso headed clear, but Dudgeon won it back, and played the ball forward to Tom Ince inside the area. The England U21 winger squared the ball to Irishman Shane Long, but a fantastic save from close range by Dutchman Tim Krul stopped Hull from taking the lead.
Just before the half hour mark, an outstanding run from Sone Aluko, who used both pace and skill to beat the Newcastle defence, ended in a curled shot which bounced off the crossbar, leaving Pardew very relieved on the sidelines.
No more chances in the first half, with Newcastle being dominated by the home side.
Following the half time break, Newcastle looked sharper, and when McGregor played a wayward short pass, Remy had the chance to put his side into the lead, but blasted it into the side netting from inside the area.
The first goal finally came just before an hour was on the clock, and this time Remy didn't pass up the chance to score. A quick breakaway from Newcastle saw Hatem Ben Arfa receive the ball on the edge of the area, and he found his French team-mate's run. Remy took a perfect touch to bring the ball inside, taking it past two defenders and curling it into the bottom corner.
A few more half-cut chances for each team, but Hull couldn't find the equalizing goal.
Newcastle will face Manchester City at St James' Park in the next round.
Remy was a constant threat and his goal secured his status as Man of the Match, with a rating of 8.3.
Goalscorers: Loïc Rémy