Hull City progressed through to the quarter-finals of the cup for the second year running after beating Bristol city 2 goals to 1. After hearing that key man Robert Snodgrass will be on the side lines for at least a month following an injury picked up at the end of the Stoke game on Saturday, this will give them confidence in the league.
There were many notable names in the squad that played very well, one was Hernandez who had his first start in 2 games, Abel took on a shot from 30 yards and he hit it with some ferocious power, which just managed to clip the crossbar. Harry Maguire who saved a certain goal where Bristol were in from Dawson's bad back pass. Livermore was also a key performer.
The first goal came just a bit before half time. Harry Maguire got his first goal in black and amber colours and golly hasn't he deserved it. Ryan Mason put in a very deep ball from a corner on the left and floated it to the back post for Maguire to run from out wide and guide it into the net with his head.
BRISTOL CITY 0-1 HULL CITY.
The second goal came just under 3 minutes into the second half. Mason got his 2nd assist of the night from putting another perfectly-placed ball right into the penalty spot from a corner kick. Our other centre-back, Dawson this time ran in and struck the ball powerfully with his head which flew underneath the 'keepers arms. (Dawson's first goal since QPR last season)
BRISTOL CITY 0-2 HULL CITY.
The tigers looked comfortable in position although the Ashton gate men did often trouble Jakupovic in goal but was equal to it, making some sensational saves like he had last season and the start of this one. 'Jak' showed he is number one.
The last 10 minutes was "Hull city-esque" as it got to that squeaky bum time, which was made worse as Lee Tomlin made a darting run from the half way line, mazing around a couple of defenders and then turning out centre back inside and out before reaching the edge of the box and unleashing a low powerful drive into the corner, Jakupovic was close but no cigar, the 'keeper made sure city didn't do anymore mistakes as you could see the passion of the shout from him.
BRISTOL 1-2 HULL CITY.
Every Bristol and Hull fan will have been biting their nails, the reds hoping for a goal, the black and amber's hoping for the final whistle, which couldn't come soon enough a goal mouth scramble on the tigers line was left for Curtis Davies to give a sensational block and hoof it away, the final whistle sounded!
FULLTIME: BRISTOL 1-2 HULL.
Hull fans, will this be a lift to the players in the league? Let us know in the comments below!