Ex-Chelsea midfielder Pat Nevin says he was impressed with Newcastle United's Christian Atsu against Hull.
The Magpies fell 3-1 on penalties following a 1-1 stalemate after extra time, effectively denying them a place in the last four.
He told BBC Sport: "Atsu was again like lightning down the left, and he is destroying James Weir with his pace. If a player has that much pace, there really is nothing you can do."
Atsu unfortunately had nothing to show for his efforts, despite scoring in the shootout, and his Newcastle side will have to regroup and concentrate on their league form.