A penalty shootout proved a step too far for Watford as they were knocked out of Carabao Cup last night, but the controversial trip to Milton Keynes was to offer plenty of encouragement for the Hornets fans who battled road and rail problems to get to the game.

Barring one change, Javi Gracia kept faith with the same starting XI that knocked out Reading in the previous round and his selection was rewarded as Watford took Spurs to penalties following a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes.

Following a goalless opening period, Isaac Success fired the Hornets in front within 40 seconds of the restart. It was a lead Gracia's men was to hold onto until the biggest controversy of the night when Lee Mason deemed a Christian Kabasele challenge on Dele Alli not only worthy of a penalty, but also a red card - a decision Watford subsequently confirmed they were appealing.

After Alli had converted the penalty, Erik Lamela looked like he's won it Spurs with a second goal, but the Hornets refused to give in and were rewarded when Etienne Capoue fired home a deflected equaliser in the last minute of normal time.

The Hornets were unable to go on and win the game from the 12 yards but the performances of Success and Ben Wilmot, for example, earned praise from the Hornets head coach.

Here are a selection of images from the game.