Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham host Hull City for the second time in three days in the fourth round of the Capital one Cup having beaten the Tigers 1-0 in the Premier League last time around.

Where to Watch

Kick-Off is set for 7:45pm BST. The League Cup Show on Wednesday at 11:05pm GMT on BBC One.


Tottenham won their last encounter three days back in the Premier League owing to a controversial penalty which was slotted home by Roberto Soldado to give Spurs three crucial points, to keep them in the mix for a top four spot. The north London club got the penalty owing to a handball from Ahmed Elmohamady which was deemed harsh by both managers in the post-match press conference.

AVB will be hoping that his team will learn from their mistakes last time around and will be able to create more chances, having failed to get inside the Hull penalty area on regular internals in the previous game. The former Chelsea manager had blasted the fans for their lack of support inside the ground which had acted against them and will be hopeful of a better atmosphere when the teams meet for the second time.

Hull City will be aggrieved by the circumstances in which they lost their Premier League game but Bruce will be buoyed by the fact that his team had done enough to match Spurs and will be hopeful of a similar performance this time around. This is their biggest test thus far in the Capital once Cup, having seen off Leyton Orient Huddersfield Town in their last two games. A win here will give his team confidence in the Premier League where they have gone up to 10th with 11 points accumulated thus far.

What the Managers Say

Andre Villas-Boas: "Away from home their support has been amazing; we play with no fear and we need that atmosphere at White Hart Lane. We didn't have the support we should have done. There was much anxiety from the stands, the players had to do it alone.

Steve Bruce: "We've got men in there that have been robbed. It hits his leg for a start and then goes up and hits his arm. How do you give a penalty in that situation? We have more directives and meetings and all this nonsense, and they are all getting assessed up in the stands, but then they give decisions like that which just baffles me and I have to ask the question, would we have got it?"

Form Guide

Tottenham Hotspur

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W W W L W
  • Last Result: Tottenham 1-0 Hull City

Hull City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L D W W
  • Last Result: Tottenham 1-0 Hull City