Capital One Cup: Elmo assists as Hull advance on penalties, Morsy’s Chesterfield exit
Ahmed Elmohamady’s Hull City advanced to round two of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday while Sam Morsy’s Chesterfield were eliminated.
Elmohamady assisted a goal to help Hull City qualify to the next round of the cup, after their 5-4 triumph on penalties against Accrington Stanley, following a 2-2 draw.
The game went to extra time 0-0 after 90 minutes as the 27-year-old Egypt international had made a vital block on a goalbound effort – the final chance of regular time.
The Tigers took the lead after just two minutes of extra time when Arsenal loanee Chuba Akpom curled a shot into the bottom corner of the net, his second goal in as many games.
It was no where near smooth sailing for Hull after the opener, as Accrington levelled in the final minute of the first half of extra time, when Matt Crooks powered home a header from a Piero Mingoia cross.
Three minutes into the second period of extra time and the Tigers regained their lead. Elmohamady, who was playing as a right midfielder, sent in a cross which was met by substitute Greg Luer, who headed it into the back of the net.
However, yet again Accrington levelled the score with four minutes of extra time remaining as the match ended 2-2 and the teams had to settle for penalties.
Elmo didn’t take a spot-kick but his side sealed qualification to round two of the Capital One Cup after winning 5-4 on penalties.
Meanwhile, Chesterfield, captained by Egypt-eligible Sam Morsy, lost 3-1 away to Carlisle United in extra time thanks to a brace from Jabo Ibehre and a goal from Kevin Osei.
The score was level 1-1 after regular time as Emmanuel Dieseruvwe cancelled out Ibehre’s opener, but Dieseruvwe was sent off seconds into extra time and Chesterfield were punished by another goal from the Carlisle striker, before Osei sealed the match following some terrible defending.
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