By Matt Farr

Football Insider rates the Hull players in the 3-1 penalty shootout victory over Newcastle in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night.

Eldin Jakupovic 9 – Was a spectator to begin with. Became much more involved once Hull were reduced to 10 men. Made a number of key saves to keep his side in contention. Was eventually beaten by Mo Diame’s extra-time header. Saved Jonjo Shelvey’s opening penalty, and then denied Yoan Gouffran to seal the shootout victory for Hull.

Ahmed Elmohamady 6 – Had his work cut out at the start by Gouffran and Dwight Gayle, but as Hull improved in the second-half, so did Elmohamady. Gave an assured display before he was substituted in the 79th minute.

Michael Dawson 6 – Newcastle controlled much of the opening period, sending wave after wave of attacks at the Hull back-line. However, Dawson showed his experience, restricting the visitors to shots from range. Rifled his penalty home expertly.

Harry Maguire 6 – Worked well alongside his defensive partner. Made a crucial interception to deny Gayle a goalscoring opportunity from close range in the first-half. Looked comfortable under pressure, but a momentary lapse in concentration allowed Diame to put Newcastle ahead from a short corner.

Andrew Robertson 7 – Often one of Hull’s main creators of chances, today was a day where Robertson was largely focused on his defensive duties. Made a surging solo run but fired the shot harmlessly wide. decent He coped well, managing to throw in a few attacking bursts of his own. Ran himself ragged before being replaced in the 79th minute.

Jake Livermore 6 – Did a reasonable job in the centre of the park. Helped maintain Hull’s defensive shape when Newcastle came at them. Shelvey and Diame were the more dominant midfield pair on the day. Made way to James Weir in the 79th minute.

Tom Huddlestone 6 – Was almost always on the back-foot for the first 45 minutes, but coped well. Fought back well in the midfield after the break, but resorted to shutting up shop after Mbokani’s late dismissal. Was often in the right place at the right time to clear the danger.

David Meyler 6 – Contributed to a number of attacking moves, but handled his defensive responsibilities well.

Robert Snodgrass 8 – Without doubt the standout for Hull – as has often been the case this season. Was the home side’s most threatening player, always driving forward with intent. On set-piece duties, Snodgrass was always involved. His head didn’t drop when they went behind, and surged upfield to peg Newcastle back immediately. Missed a glorious opportunity to win it for Hull in the dying moments, but lost control of the ball. Made amends by scoring Hull’s first penalty.

Adama Diomande 7 – Wasn’t presented with many chances, but linked up well with Snodgrass. His hold up play was particularly valuable as Hull looked to break on the counter.

Dieumerci Mbokani 4 – Not the best of days for the Hull striker. The DR Congo international was largely a spectator for the first period. Clashed late on with Jamaal Lascelles and shown a straight red card. The Newcastle defender was booked for the initial challenge, but Mbokani was dismissed for his reaction.

Subs:

Josh Tymon (for Robertson 79) 6

Markus Henriksen (for Livermore 79) 6

James Weir (for Elmohamady 79) 6

In other Hull news, did Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas predict the right result?