Swiss goalkeeper Jakupovic, who has played second fiddle to David Marshall in
the Premier League this season, saved penalties from Jonjo Shelvey and Yoan
Gouffran, while Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle's spot-kick hit the crossbar.
Hull, who levelled through Robert Snodgrass within a minute of Mo Diame's
opener for Newcastle in the first period of extra time, were clinical with their
penalties as Snodgrass, skipper Michael Dawson and Tom Huddlestone were all on
vapor v black "I'm pleased for Eldin, I'm pleased for all of them,"
said Phelan. "Eldin's been in the cup competitions all the way through.
"He's performed well tonight and going into the penalty shoot-out he was
probably the right goalkeeper to have there because his record is pretty good in
"I brought in another good goalkeeper and we've now got two good goalkeepers.
Allan McGregor's on his recovery, so we may end up with three terrific
goalkeepers and we may have to use them.
"It's important they stay focused. Eldin's done that. He's taken his
opportunity tonight, he's probably been the hero and hopefully he'll be a hero
obra orange Phelan, a League Cup winner with Manchester United in
1992, admitted his side had not practiced penalties before the
"I've never even thought about penalties to be fair," he said. "If I'd have
had it my way I wouldn't have wanted to go that far because we have a very
important (Premier League) game on Monday (against Middlesbrough).
"I thought our penalties were very clinical and under that spotlight they all
executed them very well."
purecontrol cleats The Tigers played the whole of extra time with
10 men after striker Dieumerci Mbokani had been shown a straight red card in the
89th minute for reacting furiously to Jamaal Lascelles' tackle from behind.
Phelan said he was disappointed with Mbokani for retaliating, but also
sympathised with the DR Congo international because he felt referee Neil
Swarbrick offered him no protection throughout the match.
mercurial v black But the former assistant to Sir Alex Ferguson
preferred to focus on his side's resilience after another dogged display edged
them to within touching distance of Wembley.
"For this football club it's a tremendous achievement because this is the
furthest they've ever been.
purechao black "The players are really pleased with that. It gives
them something in Rothman's (Football Yearbook) now or what have you, where they
can say they've got to a semi-final of the competition.
"Hopefully they can go one step further. They worked hard enough tonight to
get their reward."
Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez felt his side had been punished for failing to
take their chances in normal time when they had clearly held the upper hand.
"You have to be disappointed," the Spaniard said. "The way we played we
deserved to score goals in the first half and in extra time.
"And when we scored the first goal we didn't manage the situation properly,
but hopefully my players will learn from this experience.
"We played really well against a Premier League team away, the team were
playing so well and I was pleased but I told them we had nothing, so we had to
score and we had to win.
"With one less player for them we had so much control. It was a question of
time. We scored the goal, but then made the mistake. We thought it was done but
allowed them to score."