Aberdeen have been dumped out of the League Cup by Hearts via a penalty shootout, leaving some fans dejected after the result.

Derek McInnes’ side were leading twice in normal time thanks to two Sam Cosgrove penalties. The Jambos hit back twice though, with a Craig Halkett header sending the game to extra time.

Cosgrove netted twice. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

That couldn’t settle things and the match rolled onto spot kicks. After netting two in regular time, Aberdeen missed all their penalties as the home side won the shootout 3-0.

It’s bitterly disappointing for the Dons and some fans have reacted to the League Cup exit.


Aberdeen fans are right to be disappointed over League Cup woe

Some Aberdeen fans are directing their disappointment towards McInnes. It’s not just for this result though, it’s for the level of performances Aberdeen are turning in.

Fans are bitterly disappointed. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Again they were poor, needing Cosgrove to step up to the spot not once but twice to provide them with goals.

Their play consists of lumping it long to the in-form talisman in the hope he can hold the ball up. Even though they were leading against Hearts for spells of the game, they were completely pinned back.

McInnes had them dropping deeper and deeper and eventually they collapsed under the attacking pressure. On the whole Aberdeen weren’t unlucky, they were poor defensively and it cost them big time.

They couldn’t hold on. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A trip to Rangers awaits them on Saturday and if the Dons don’t approach the game right, it could get ugly.

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