Alan Shearer responds on Twitter when asked about Newcastle's penalty taking against Hull

Former Blackburn Rovers player Alan Shearer introduced to the crowd ahead of the game

Alan Shearer feels Newcastle United should have beaten Hull City in 90 minutes on Tuesday night.

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer has taken to Twitter to comment on the club's EFL Cup quarter-final defeat to Hull City.

The Magpies hammered Preston North End 6-0 in the last round of the EFL Cup, but unsurprisingly found Premier League side Hull City a much tougher nut to crack.

Newcastle United's Mohamed Diame celebrates scoring against Hull CityNewcastle United's Mohamed Diame celebrates scoring against Hull City

After a 1-0 home defeat to Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, Newcastle fans were hoping that they could see off Hull, and after Dieumerci Mbokani was given an 89th minute red card, the Magpies were hot favourites to claim the win.

Ex-Hull midfielder Mohamed Diame gave Newcastle the lead in extra time, but 10-man Hull hit back almost immediately through Robert Snodgrass, which ultimately sent the game to penalties.

Hull City players celebrate beating Newcastle in a penalty shoot-outHull City players celebrate beating Newcastle in a penalty shoot-out

The penalty shoot-out was a complete disaster for Newcastle, and could barely have gone worse. Hull coasted to a 3-1 win in penalties, with Eldin Jakupovic saving penalties from Jonjo Shelvey and Yoan Gouffran, whilst Dwight Gayle hit the cross bar with his.

Just one converted penalty for Newcastle now only saw them crash out of the competition, but also summed up their profligacy on the night, as Rafael Benitez's side had a stunning 32 shots on goal in 120 minutes, but only scored once.

Former Blackburn Rovers player Alan Shearer introduced to the crowd ahead of the gameAlan Shearer

After the game, Newcastle legend Alan Shearer was asked for his thoughts on Newcastle's terrible penalties – and he pulled no punches with his reaction on Twitter.

Shearer called Newcastle's penalties as 'very poor', but felt that Newcastle should have had the game wrapped up inside 90 minutes given the amount of chances they created.

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