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DW Stadium (ATT 5,440) 28th August 2007 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: E Ilderton

Wigan Wigan Athletic vs Hull City Hull City

Elliott knocks out Wigan

Hull advance past Latics

By Andrew Scurr.   Last Updated: 28/08/07 10:58pm

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Elliott: First-half winner

Elliott: First-half winner

Hull City shocked high-flying Wigan Athletic at The JJB Stadium to go through to the Carling Cup third round.

Chris Hutchings chose to make eight changes to his regular team but the decision did not pay off as Stuart Elliott's strike separated the two sides.

Hull were able to take the lead just past the half hour mark when Andreas Granqvist's error let in Elliott, who fired home.

The Northern Irish striker's goal proved to be the winner as The Tigers knocked out Premier League opposition to advance to the next round.

Wigan had already survived one scare following an error in the 21st minute, with Stephen McPhee denied by a point-blank block from Mike Pollitt after Fitz Hall had failed to clear.

They were not so lucky 10 minutes later when Andreas Granqvist sliced an attempted clearance high into the air, allowing Elliott to strike a sweet 20-yard volley past Pollitt.

Prior to that Wigan had played marginally the better football, Hull goalkeeper Boaz Myhill producing an early save to deny Caleb Folan.

After McPhee had drilled a drive inches wide of Pollitt's right-hand post, Henri Camara then glanced a shot across the face of goal at the other end.

Myhill later showed superb reflexes in tipping a powerful Hall header over the crossbar after the defender met an in swinging David Cotterill corner.

The Hull keeper then underlined his ability early in the second half by clawing away a 20-yard curled shot from Michael Brown that was destined for the top-right hand corner.

Substitutes Jason Koumas and Julius Aghahowa combined for what should have been the equaliser in the 76th minute, with Koumas splitting the City rearguard with a slide-rule pass.

But with just Myhill to beat, Aghahowa blazed a right-foot shot wide and Hull then managed to hold on through four minutes of injury time to record their upset victory.

Wigan AthleticTeam StatisticsHull City
01st Half Goals1
5Shots on Target3
9Shots off Target4
5Blocked Shots0
1Yellow Cards2
0Red Cards0



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