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Well that is all we have time for on this live blog. We're back with live coverage of the FA Cup fourth round this weekend, but until then its goodbye.

Full time: Hull City (2) 2-1 (3) Manchester United

It will be Southampton vs Manchester United in the 2017 EFL Cup final after Jose Mourinho's side survive to reach Wembley. Tom Huddlestone and Oumar Niasse scored the two goals Hull City required, but Paul Pogba's poked finish ensures United progress to the final.

Marouane Fellaini scored the second at Old Trafford, a goal that looks to be taking United to Wembley, but he is on to help the visitors keep what they have as he replaced Marcus Rashford. Three minutes added on.

Niasse has the chance to put United under real pressure but he shanks his cross over the bar. Entering the final minute of normal time and Hull continue to keep the pressure on.

GOAL! Hull City (2) 2-1 (3) Manchester United (Oumar Niasse)

Now then. Five minutes left and Hull are within one goal again. David Meyler produces a fine cushioned cross which goes right across the face of the United goal and Niasse steals in at the back post and plants his shot past De Gea. Stunning stuff this from the hosts and they remain alive in the EFL Cup.

United celebrate seemingly putting the tie beyond Hull.

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The Tigers are not wiling to give up on their Wembley dream and they go within inches of re-taking the lead as Niasse heads against the crossbar. Hernandez then nods the follow-up effort off target. Twice the woodwork has denied us a third goal. Life in the semi-final yet?

United throwing players forward in search of a killer second goal on the night and they come close twice in as many minutes. First Ibrahimovic drifts inside and sees his shot deflected wide, before Marcos Rojo meets the resulting corner which bounces off the crossbar.

GOAL! Hull City (1) 1-1 (3) Manchester United (Paul Pogba)

Heartbreak for Hull. Just as they make two bold changes in search of a second goal they conceded what is a fatal goal at the other end. Rashford is too good for Meyler again and when he does eventually cross Pogba pokes through a crowd of bodies and finds the corner. That should do it.

History in the offing for Hull....

Evandro on for his Hull debut after 65 minutes. Are these changes going to inspire the Tigers to Wembley?

Lazar Markovic coming on for Hull City for what will be his debut. The Serbian was on loan at Sporting Lisbon, from Liverpool, but that has been cut short. The return of Markovic to English football is imminent.

Manchester United screaming for a penalty as Chris Smalling is shoved to the floor by Huddlestone after getting goal-side of the Hull goalscorer. Jon Moss points for a corner and Jose Mourinho is incandescent.

Jose Mourinho far from happy with United's display in the first half.

Jose Mourinho
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Tom Huddlestone celebrates giving Hull renewed hope of reaching Wembley.

Tom Huddlestone
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Paul Pogba desperate for a penalty inside the first minute of the second half, going down under pressure from Michael Dawson, but replays show Jon Moss got the decision to wave away the appeals correct as the Frenchman looked to have dived. Is that a sign of United's desperation?

Players out for the second half at the KCOM Stadium. The temperature has not improved but the heat is on for Hull and United. Second period underway.

Half time: Hull City (1) 1-0 (2) Manchester United

Not that it is particularly hard, but Paul Merson is looking increasingly stupid. Marco Silva's side lead Manchester United through Tom Huddlestone's penalty as Hull halve the deficit going into the break. Bar Marshall's save to deny Ibrahimovic United have been desperately poor and if they don't improve they can kiss goodbye to a meeting with Southampton at Wembley next month.

Hull really have United on the rack here and they could easily pray on what has been a poor display from the visitors. The home side are first to the loose ball and are simply working hard than Jose Mourinho's team.

What a save from David Marshall! Hull give the ball away to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who runs towards the edge of the penalty area and as Dawson continues to back off the Swede picks out the corner but is denied by a sprawling save from the Scottish stopper.

GOAL! Hull (1) 1-0 (2) Manchester United (Tom Huddlestone)

Referee Jon Moss has decided to mix things up a little bit after 35 minutes as he awards Hull City a penalty, as Marcos Rojo makes minimal contact with Harry Maguire. Tom Huddlestone steps up and dispatches the penalty with aplomb.

Penalty to Hull City

Marcus Rashford is giving David Meyler the run-around on the left-hand side and he leaves him for dead again, pulls the ball back to Paul Pogba but he can't tee up Ander Herrera.

Half a chance for Hull again. Michael Dawson pulls a high ball out of the year and it takes a last ditch tackle from Smalling to prevent the shot testing De Gea. The United 'keeper is then forced to punch clear Niasse's shot. Some threat from the Tigers it much be said.

We reach the 25th minute and a minute's applause is currently being held to support Ryan Mason, who of course suffered that horrible head injury on Sunday.

Marco Silva in good spirits before kick-off.

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Marcos Rojo forays forward and sees his shot deflected wide. United are settled now and Hull are struggling to make much of an impression in front of a lacklustre crowd.

United counter after clearing their lines and now David Meyler brings down David Meyler with an almost identical challenge in the attacking third, no yellow card for the stand-in Hull full-back. Not Jon Moss' finest hour, not that he's ever has many of them.

Phil Jones booked for stepping across Niasse, leading to a Hull free-kick. Sam Clucas hits it from 25 yards and De Gea punches the ball clear.

Not much to report in the opening 10 minutes here. Hull's fans have not exactly come out in the droves for this one, meaning most of the noise is being made by the away fans who are going through their full repertoire. Half a chance for Harry Maguire who hammers a volley over the bar from a half-cleared corner.

Hull's players show their support to Ryan Mason.

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Referee Jon Moss gets the second leg underway at the KCOM Stadium. I am assured from my warm office, that it is bitterly cold on Humberside.

First goal absolutely key tonight, if Hull get it then the tie is very much in the balance. If United strike first however, it could be a long night for all involved. Players on their way out at the KCOM.

For those not aware, away goals do come into play tonight but only after extra time. Over to the EFL to explain the regulations.

Some clarity on Anthony Martial's future at Manchester United.

Recap Manchester United's run to this stage of the competition.

Defender Curtis Davies says Hull have "nothing to lose" tonight as they attempt to overhaul a two-goal deficit and reach their first ever EFL Cup final. The Tigers have had three recent visits to Wembley twice in play-off finals and once in the FA Cup when they lost to Arsenal in the final. It has been a harrowing few days for the players following the incident involving Ryan Mason, but can Silva's side unite and spring another surprise?

Anthony Martial is conspicuous by his absence tonight. Left out of the Manchester United squad entirely, there are reports suggesting the Frenchman has been told he must improve to force his way back into the reckoning. How times have changes for the player who for many was the club's player of the season last term.

Looking ominous for Hull City....

A place in the EFL Cup final might be on the line tonight but supporters from both sides will use the game to pay tribute to Ryan Mason, who remains in hospital after fracturing his skull against Chelsea on Sunday. The England international has undergone surgery and is in a stable condition and will be in the thoughts of everyone inside the KCOM Stadium tonight. A minute's applause will be held in the 25 minute for Mason while players from the home team will wear 'Mason 25' shirts during their warm-up routine.

Mason is now in a stable condition
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Seven changes made by Marco Silva from the defeat at Chelsea. Jakupovic, Davies, Elabdellaoui, Mason, Robertson, Goebel and Hernandez drop out, with Marshall, Maloney, Diomande, Meyler, Niasse, Tymon and Bowen coming in.

And now for the Hull City team....

Five changes in all made by Jose Mourinho. Out go Valencia, Blind, Fellaini, Mata and Mkhitaryan for Matteo Darmian, Marcos Rojo, Michael Carrick, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford. Captain Wayne Rooney is on the bench.

Manchester United team sheet is in....

Teams should be with us soon, but until then how do we expect both sides to line-up?

Robert Snodgrass is expected to miss out as he prepares to leave The Tigers. Ryan Mason is also out after fracturing his skull against Chelsea. Liverpool's Lazar Markovic and fellow-new signing Omar Elabdellaoui could make their debuts.

United are without Eric Bailly despite Ivory Coast having been knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations. Luke Shaw and Marcos Rojo are in contention but Jose Moruinho is not expected to ring the changes.

Jose Mourinho targeted bring success back to Manchester United upon his appointment at Old Trafford, and tonight he can take a giant stride towards that in the EFL Cup. Hull City stand between him and another final in the EFL Cup, a trophy he dominated while with Chelsea.

Marco Silva's side will have other ideas however and having won both of their two previous home matches since the arrival of the new Hull City boss they will be hopeful of overturning a two-goal deficit and reaching Wembley - the scene of their promotion triumph last season.

All the team news and updates ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off on the way from the KCOM Stadium.