James Chestney was at the KC to see us reach the League Cup quarter-final stage for the first time ever.
What a great win over the team placed fourth in the Premier League and to gain a place in the quarter final of this season’s Capital One Cup.
What could be better?
Ah well, maybe a trip to the Etihad to take on Manchester City, which proved to be the Tigers’ reward for this win.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri proved to be the real tinkerman by making eleven changes to the side which had beaten Crystal Palace. Tigers boss Steve Bruce was in a similar vein in making eight changes to the side which had done so well against Birmingham.
It was City who were the better side for long periods of this game, with youngster Greg Luer a possible hero had Ritchie De Laet not got in the way. The visitors were never really a threat despite bringing on the Premier League top striker, Jamie Vardy, at half-time.
The game ended up going to extra time and it was the Premier League side who broke the deadlock when after 100 minutes they scored through substitute Mahrez. Six minutes later the Tigers were level when in form striker Abel Hernandez scored another close range poached effort.
City keeper Eldin Jakupovic has been castigated for certain performances in games but this time he can wear the hero’s mantle for his great save from Mahrez. It was then left to David Meyler to nonchalantly step up and power his shot past Mark Schwarzer to write another piece of Hull City history.