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.
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.
Bu…bu…but We got to the Quarter Finals. Most teams would be delighted with that…That's how it goes isn't it?
— S H W (@Scott_H_Wilk) September 25, 2019
“Alexa, find my club a new manager please…”
— RPL (@Rikardinho76) September 25, 2019
bring back mcghee
— Jack McCombie (@JMcCombie66_) September 25, 2019
NOT. GOOD. ENOUGH.
— Gregg Kearney (@geeman909) September 25, 2019
Lets be honest Hearts should have won 3-0 in 90 mins let alone pens
— Daniel Wyness (@CMWyness) September 25, 2019
If mcinnes didn’t have cosgrove we’d be relegated
— Callum🇦🇹 (@callumk1903) September 25, 2019
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.
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.
A trip to Rangers awaits them on Saturday and if the Dons don’t approach the game right, it could get ugly.