Adama Diomande scored twice as Hull City battled past League Two’s Exeter City in the EFL Cup second round.
The hosts took the lead with Jake Taylor’s stunning long-range strike but Diomande equalised for the Premier League side within two minutes.
Joel Grant fired wide for the Grecians before Diomande turned and finished in the area for his second.
Substitute Robert Snodgrass’ late 25-yard free-kick secured the Tigers’ place in round three.
Hull had only 13 fit senior players for their opening two Premier League games and made seven changes for this match, with debuts handed to goalkeeper Dusan Kuciak and academy products Jarrod Bowen and Greg Olley.
Caretaker boss Mike Phelan has now won all three games this season after being put in charge following Steve Bruce’s exit in July.
Match ends, Exeter City 1, Hull City 3.
Second Half ends, Exeter City 1, Hull City 3.
Attempt missed. Harry Maguire (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Christy Pym.
Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Troy Brown.
Foul by Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City).
Connor Riley-Lowe (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Jake Livermore (Hull City) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Greg Olley (Hull City).
Jordan Tillson (Exeter City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. David Meyler (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Joel Grant (Exeter City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Attempt blocked. Joel Grant (Exeter City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.