Former Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty scored a penalty in a dramatic EFL Cup win for Hull City over Leeds United on Wednesday night.

The 24-year-old left Ibrox earlier this summer after two and a half years with the club he has supported since he was a boy.

Greg Docherty left Rangers for Hull City. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Still down the pecking order despite two impressive loan spells, he recognised that opportunities were not going to be forthcoming under Steven Gerrard and so took the chance to go and play regularly in England.

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Hull fans were delighted with Docherty’s signing and he’s made a very positive start to life at the KCOM Stadium.

He made his debut in a penalty shootout victory over fellow third-tier side Sunderland in the EFL Cup, before starring in a 2-0 opening day EFL League One win over Gillingham on Saturday. 

 

Things stepped up a notch on Wednesday night, though, when he was involved in a big upset.

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Former Rangers player Greg Docherty in action against Leeds United. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Docherty played the full 90 minutes in midfield in what manager Grant McCann described as his team’s best all-round performance since he took the helm in June 2019 [BBC Sport].

The Tigers took the lead in the fifth minute through Mallik Wilks and although the hosts equalised in injury time through Ezgjan Alioski, Hull picked themselves up in time for the penalty shootout.

Docherty stepped up first for his side, sending the keeper the wrong way and firing into the top right corner.

There were plenty of twists and turns thereafter, with both sides missing once from their initial set of five spot-kicks, but after Leeds’ Jamie Shackleton saw his penalty saved, Alfie Jones stepped up to give Hull a dramatic 9-8 victory.

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The shock win booked Docherty and co. a tie against another Premier League club, West Ham United, in the third round.

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