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.

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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."

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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.