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Published: 16:02 | 1/10/16

PL round-up: Chelsea win at Hull


Diego Costa made it six goals from seven Premier League matches as Chelsea beat Hull City 2-0 at the KCOM Stadium.

The Brazil-born Spain international set up Willian's goal just after the hour mark, a stunning curling shot into the top corner of David Marshall's goal from the edge of the area.

And the former Atletico Madrid striker made it 2-0 midway through the second half with another curling finish past Marshall, after Nemanja Matic's initial shot had been blocked.

Chelsea move up to sixth after a first league win in four matches, but the Tigers, who have now lost four of their last five Premier League games, slip to 15th, three points off the relegation zone.

Patrick van Aanholt netted an 83rd-minute equaliser, as Sunderland drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion at the Stadium of Light.

Summer signing Nacer Chadli opened the scoring for the Baggies on 35 minutes, with a cool finnish from Matt Phillips pass.

It was the Belgium international's third goal in four Premier League matches for his new club, as many as he scored in his previous 30 games for Tottenham.

But van Aanholt secured a crucial point for David Moyes' side with a left-footed shot past Baggies' goalkeeper Ben Foster, following a sharp one-two with Duncan Watmore.

West Brom sit ninth in the Premier League table with nine points from seven matches, while the Black Cats's second point of the season is enough to lift them off the bottom of the table.


West Ham halted their run of four successive Premier League defeats but they were forced to share the spoils with Middlesbrough at the London Stadium.

Mark Noble, so critical of the east Londoners’ season to-date after the heavy loss to Southampton last time out, almost put the hosts ahead but his fine effort from distance rattled the crossbar.

Cristhian Stuani gave Aitor Karanka’s side the lead not long after the break when he headed home Viktor Fischer’s cross.

The Hammers were level within five minutes however, and it was their talisman Dmitir Payet who again produced a piece of magic.

The France international picked the ball up on the left and drifted infield before jinking past four Boro defenders and unleashed a lovely shot which gave Victor Valdes no chance.

Both sides pushed for a winner late on but had to settle for a point apiece, with both remaining in the bottom six.


Watford were forced to come from behind twice as they drew a thrilling encounter with Bournemouth at Vicarage Road.

Callum Wilson put Eddie Howe’s side ahead just after the half-hour mark when he finished Junior Stanislas' deflected cross.

The Hornets equalised five minutes after the break through captain Troy Deeney, the forward making no mistake from close range after good work by Nordin Ambarat.

However, the Cherries restored their advantage on 62 minutes when substitute Joshua King’s deflected shot from long range beat Heurelho Gomes.

But the home side levelled three minutes after when Isaac Success, not long off the bench, headed past Artur Boruc.

Bournemouth can consider themselves unlucky not to leave with all three points after hitting the woodwork three times, Jack Wilshire twice striking the post with Stanislas also smashing the crossbar late on.

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