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Hull City's English midfielder Tom Huddlestone reacts after losing the English FA Cup final match against Arsenal at Wembly Stadium in London on May 17, 2014Hull City's English midfielder Tom Huddlestone reacts after losing the English FA Cup final match against Arsenal at Wembly Stadium in London on May 17, 2014

Hull City's English midfielder Tom Huddlestone reacts after losing the English FA Cup final match against Arsenal at Wembly Stadium in London on May 17, 2014Hull City's English midfielder Tom Huddlestone reacts after losing the English FA Cup final match against Arsenal at Wembly Stadium in London on May 17, 2014

Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty as Hull City emerged from their first foray into Europe in their 110-year history with a goalless draw at Slovakian side Trencin.

The English Premier League club will be ruing not coming home with the advantage from this Europa League third round first leg outing in Zilina.

After an hour's play Shane Long was brought down in the area.

But the golden opportunity went begging as Huddlestone's penalty was easily saved by Milos Volesak.

Huddlestone had an immediate chance at redemption from the rebound but his shot grazed the crossbar with an open goal at his mercy.

The game was staged in Zilina as Trencin's home ground does not meet the required UEFA standards.

Manager Steve Bruce gave two of his close season new recruits -- Robert Snodgrass and Tom Ince -- a run out in the second half.

While Hull are newcomers to continental competition former multiple French champions Lyon are old hands, and they look odds-on to progress to the play-offs after a 4-1 win at Czech side Mlada Boleslav.

Date created : 2014-07-31