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Hull 2-3 Everton: Andros Townsend comes to Rafa Benitez's rescue in extra time as thrilling contest sees efforts from Demarai Gray and Andre Gomes cancelled out by Tyler Smith and Ryan Longman

Andros Townsend's extra-time stunner saved Everton boss Rafa Benitez's blushes as they were taken to 120 minutes by a battling Hull side who ultimately lost 3-2.

The stage was set for an upset when less than 60 seconds into the contest Tyler Smith put Hull ahead with a powerful header from a free-kick.

Everton then shook off their rustiness and took control of the match. Demarai Gray scored a tidy equaliser after an interchange with Anthony Gordon, and Andre Gomes followed up with a header 10 minutes later to put Everton 2-1 ahead at half time.