Newcastle's Isaac Hayden reflects on a forgettable return to Hull

Newcastle's players at the KCOM Stadium
Newcastle's players at the KCOM Stadium

Isaac Hayden has told of his disappointment at Newcastle United's EFL Cup defeat.

Hayden's former club Hull City won on penalties last night after the two clubs drew 1-1 after extra-time at the KCOM Stadium.

Championship leaders Newcastle must now pick themselves up for Friday night's league fixture against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.

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Summer signing Hayden spent last season on loan at the KCOM Stadium from Arsenal, while Mohamed Diame, signed from Hull in the summer, scored United's goal.

Reflecting their return to Humberside, Hayden said: "It's our former club, and obviously we want to show people what we can do, especially me because I was here on loan and maybe didn't play as much as I could have done so it was almost a point to prove to myself.

"I was trying to prove myself against the lads who were playing ahead of me last season.

"It's always good for me to come here, try to show what I can do. I gave it 100% and I left it out on the pitch.

"I don't think I could have run around any more, or try any more. I gave everything, but it just wasn't meant to be."

Of Newcastle's four penalty-takers, only Christian Atsu was able to find the net.

"It was a very disappointing way to lose the game," added 21-year-old Hayden. "It's always unpleasant when you take it all the way to penalties and then you lose, but it's a bit of a lottery anyway.

"It wasn't our day and it perhaps wasn't meant to be, but we'll regroup and focus on the important game we have on Friday."