Stoke City 1-2 Hull City
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Markus Henriksen's injury-time winner against the run of play saw Hull dump Stoke out of the EFL Cup 2-1 at the Bet365 Stadium.
Mark Hughes’ Potters were looking to put a miserable start to the Premier League season to one side and progress in the cup against their Premier League rivals who, like them, lost 4-1 at the weekend.
But despite dominating large spells of the third round tie and taking the lead via Marko Arnautovic, the Tigers managed to win the tie thanks to efforts from Ryan Mason and Henriksen at the end of each half respectively.
In a fairly even start Arnautovic saw an effort fly just wide for the hosts before Henriksen went close at the opposite end on seven minutes.
Wilfried Bony then had a shot from inside the area deflected wide off Harry Maguire following good work by Ramadan Sobhi.
However, the Potters went in front on 24 minutes when Arnautovic picked up possession before advancing to the edge of the area and hitting a rising left-foot strike past David Marshall.
Stoke were boosted by the goal and pressed for a second with Bony and full-back Glen Johnson both going close only for Hull to level with the last kick of the half.
James Weir lifted a hopeful ball into the left side of the area and Mason produced a stunning first-time left foot volley on the run which looped over Lee Grant and into the far corner.
Stoke dominated as the second half wore on with Mamae Biram Diouf denied by Marshall from close range on 77 minutes, before a goalmouth scramble ended with the Hull custodian producing a point-blank save to prevent Sobhi from scoring at the back post on 83 minutes.
With the tie moving towards extra time, Weir put the ball into the area and Shaun Maloney’s clever back-heel fell to Henriksen who made no mistake from close range to win it for Hull.