Shearer disappointed by Newcastle result

Newcastle United missed the chance to seal their spot in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup last night after being defeated on penalties by Hull City, in a game where the Magpies really should have one.

Rafael Benitez’ side failed to get the best from their match against the 10-man Premier League opposition and eventually conceded defeat via spot-kicks, where the Magpies were woeful in finding the net and missed three penalties.

Among those unimpressed by Newcastle’s penalty efforts was legendary striker Alan Shearer, who felt the match should never have reached that stage.

Both goals came in extra-time but Newcastle will have felt they deserved more from the match, having enjoyed 61% of possession and having a whopping 32 shots, although only five actually troubled the hosts.

The result makes for a bit of a blip in Newcastle’s season, after defeat at the weekend to Blackburn denied them a club-record of consecutive wins, and the Magpies will aim to return to form in this weekend’s trip to face Nottingham Forest.