Leyton Orient 0
Hull City 1 (Brady 107)
Robbie Brady came off the bench to score with almost his first touch as Hull City edged past League One side Leyton Orient after extra time in the second round of the Capital One Cup.
Brady was brought on at half time in extra time at the Matchroom Stadium and found the net within 65 seconds of the restart to give a much-changed Tigers side the victory.
Steve Bruce made wholesale changes to his starting side with eleven changes to the team that started against Norwich at the weekend. Back-up was provided on the bench by Brady, James Chester, Curtis Davies and Sone Aluko, while Conor Townsend and Calaum Jahraldo-Martin were also included amongst the substitutes.
City made the brighter start as Nick Proschwitz worked the ball nicely down the left for George Boyd, but his cross went unrewarded.
But from there on, Orient set about showing why they currently top their division with some neat attacking play.
First, Romain Vincelot went close after being left unmarked at a corner but his volley flew just over the bar before Kevin Lisbie just failed to get a strong enough connection on David Mooney’s cross as his header flew wide.
The home side continued to look the more dangerous in attack as Dean Cox saw a low shot blocked before Lloyd James saw a low effort comfortably saved by Steve Harper, who was making his competitive debut in the City goal.
As half time approached, Mooney saw his header from six yards go past the post after a fine cross from the left had picked him out.
Half Time: Leyton Orient 0-0 Hull City
The Tigers looked brighter in the opening minutes of the second half with a corner dropping nicely for David Meyler, but his shot was cleared off the line.
Orient countered immediately and when Joe Dudgeon failed to deal effectively with a deep cross delivered in from the left, the full back had to recover quickly to block Lisbie’s goal-bound shot.
City made changes with Townsend and Jahraldo-Martin both coming on to make their senior debuts for the club.
Townsend was neat and tidy down the left and his cross almost created a chance for Aaron Mclean
, but he was pulled up for a foul on the Orient goalkeeper.
Orient then enjoyed a spell of pressure with substitute Yohann Lasimant poking a shot wide and Vincelot seeing a close-range effort cleared off the line by Alex Bruce.
Despite Orient’s confidence, it was the Tigers who finished the 90 minutes the stronger with the best chance falling to Matty Fryatt. Put through on goal after Boyd and Mclean had combined to send him away, his shot was well blocked by the legs of goalkeeper Jamie Jones.
Fryatt twice again went close to breaking the deadlock before the end of normal time but was once again thwarted by first Jones and then a desperate block from a home defender, while Mclean also saw a shot go wide.
Full Time: Leyton Orient 0-0 Hull City
Townsend and Jahraldo-Martin were both booked in the opening minutes of extra time for a couple of robust challenges, while the nearest either side came to scoring was from a Liam Rosenior through ball that was just too strong for Boyd.
The game’s decisive moment came just 65 seconds into the second period of extra time. Having come off the bench to replace Mclean at the break, Brady seized on a loose ball inside the Orient box and managed to create himself a yard of space to fire a low shot on the turn into the net from eight yards.
If the Tigers thought that goal would break Orient’s spirit, they were wrong as the home side went in search of a leveller almost immediately with Bruce having to make a desperate clearance inside the City box.
The home side continued to push forward with Harper keeping out a Cox shot, but the Tigers had done just about enough to make it into round three.
Steve Harper, Liam Rosenior, Paul McShane, Alex Bruce, Joe Dudgeon, Aaron Mclean
(Robbie Brady 106), David Meyler, George Boyd, Cameron Stewart (Conor Townsend 55), Matty Fryatt, Nick Proschwitz (Calaum Jahraldo-Martin 67).
Subs Not Used: Eldin Jakupovic, James Chester, Curtis Davies, Sone Aluko.
Leyton Orient: Jamie Jones, Elliot Omozusi, Romain Vincelot, Scott Cuthbert, Dean Cox, Lloyd James, Kevin Lisbie (Yohann Lasimant 66), David Mooney, Moses Odubajo, Nathan Clarke, Marvin Bartley (Johnny Gorman 69).
Subs Not Used: Jake Larkins, Mathieu Baudry, Harry Lee, De’Reece Vanderhyde.
Referee: Mr G. Ward.
Attendance: 3,181 (384 Hull City fans).
*We apologise for the delay in bringing you this report. This was due to technical problems experienced at the Matchroom Stadium.