MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Hull striker Abel Hernandez had two penalties saved in the space of a minute, a final embarrassment for the Premier League team in its humiliating 4-1 loss to second-tier Fulham in the FA Cup fourth round on Sunday.
Hull was already heading out of the competition when Hernandez’s first spot kick in the 87th minute was saved by Marcus Bettinelli, who then tripped Hernandez as the Uruguay international pounced on the rebound. Bettinelli went the right way to deny Hernandez off the second penalty attempt, too.
It was Hull’s second cup exit in the space of four days, with Marco Silva’s side having been eliminated by Manchester United at the semifinal stage of the League Cup despite a 2-1 win in the second leg on Thursday.
Hull City’s Abel Hernandez wins a second penalty after being brought down by Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli during the English FA Cup, Fourth Round match, Fulham vs Hull City at Craven Cottage, London, Sunday Jan. 29, 2017. (Paul Harding/PA via AP)
In another cup shock, Watford was beaten 1-0 by third-tier Millwall courtesy of Steve Morison’s 85th-minute winner. Watford was a semifinalist last season.
Titleholder Manchester United hosts second-tier Wigan later Sunday.
Fulham’s Ryan Sessegnon celebrates scoring his side’s third goal of the game with Sone Aluko, right, during the English FA Cup, Fourth Round match, Fulham vs Hull City at Craven Cottage, London, Sunday Jan. 29, 2017. (Paul Harding/PA via AP)
Millwall’s Steve Morison scores his side’s first goal of the game during the English FA Cup, Fourth Round soccer match, Millwall vs Watford at The Den, London, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017. (John Walton/PA via AP)
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