As it happened: Chelsea v Hull

2013-08-17 22:06


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19:07 - So that's it then! First weekend of English Premier League done and dusted. Mourinho's second reign at Chelsea starts with victory over newly promoted Hull. Man United will be happy the weekend saw the champions end up on top. It's still very early days though. Exciting time ahead! Cheers folks!

19:06 - Some more from Lampard: "We were sharp at the start & comfortable after. It was brilliant to see Jose back. Great day, great start."

19:02 - Lampard on penalty miss: "Keepers are getting better and better at penalties."

18:59 - TWEET:

Magnificent support from fans inside Stadium Bridge this afternoon - @hullcityteam

18:55 - PICTURE

Hull City goalkeeper Allan McGregor was hot and cold today. McGregor is seen here making an exquisite save which brought the highly controversial 'Hawk-Eye' into play for the first time this season. (Gallo Pictures)

18:52 - Ref blows for full time. That's it folks! Chelsea looking keen after a solid performance today. Couls have scored more goals, but it suffices to say it was a birth of fire for Prem newcomers Hull City.

18:49 - Two minutes of extra time to be played and it looks like Hull have held on escape the hiding everyone was expecting them to get after Chelsea came into this match guns blazing.

18:38 - 78th minute substitution for Hull - Boyd on, Aluko off.

18:36 - Schurrle looking lively and almost makes it 3-0. Lukaku found Ramires who rolled the ball into the path of the German. His chip was too heavy though and goes over the bar.

18:35 - Chelsea make another change, with Belgian 20-year-old Romelu Lukaku coming on for Fernando Torres in the 75th minute.

18:32 - Some momentum from Hull sees them create an opportunity after Elmohamady whips one in from the right. The header from Davies is easily dealt with by Cech though.

18:30 - Elmohamady fouls Hazard in the corner - free-kick to Chelsea. The Egyptian escapes a deserved a yellow card.

18:29 - Chelsea bring on new signing Andre Schurrle in place of Kevin de Bruyne in the 67th min. Let's see if the German is any good in this side.

18:26 - TWEET:

How is that not a penalty? Huge shove... - @KevinMcCallum

18:23 - Oh that looked a definite penalty. Ivanovic seemed to be pushed off the ball in the area there by Brady. Ref points down, but for a goal-kick.

18:19 - PICTURE

Mourinho celebrates the Blues' second goal. Will this become a familiar sight this season?

18:18 - 58 minutes in and Hull make some substitutions. Huddlestone and Livermore coming on to replace Meyler and Graham.

18:14 - Ramires looking dangerous after doing well to break up the play. He runs into the box but is unable to get on the end of Lampard's over-hit pass.

18:11 - Michael Essien, Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku seen warming up for the Blues. That's some world-class talent right there.

18:08 - TWEET:

The second half is underway. 41,371 inside the Bridge today, let's hope the home supporters enjoy the 2nd half as much as the 1st. - @chelseaafc

18:07 - The visitors are putting a good few passes together, but cannot breal through that last third. Chelsea's defence is looking as solid as ever.

18:05 - Tigers get the ball rolling for the second half.

17:56 - In other football news: Tottenham Hotspur have beaten Crystal Palace by one goal to nil at Selhurst Park. Roberto Soldado scored a penalty for Spurs in the 50th minute.

17:53 - Chelsea looking dominant to give Mourinho a comfortable return. Can't help but feel they should have had more goals and the gaffer will definitely encourage them to bang in some more. Rough start for the Tigers.

17:51 - HALF-TIME Referee Jon Moss blows his whistle to send the players to the dressing-room.

17:47 - A terrific instinctive save from McGregor after Lampard fires one in. The goal-line clearance brings the controversial 'hawk-eye' into play for the first time this season. Technology gets it right. Goal disallowed.

17:44 - The Tigers are having a better spell of play now as they first-halfs draws to a close. Chelsea are holding the fort though and still seem to be in control.

17:41 - PICTURE

Frank Lampard sent this ball swerving from about 35 yards, beating Hull goalie Allan McGregor to score the Blues' first goal.

17:36 - Chelsea slow the game down a bit which allows Hull their first chance to test Cech but Robbie Brady's effort from a free-kick goes straight into the wall.

17:32 - If the Blues score three or more without conceding today, they will go top above champions Man United, if I'm not mistaken. No doubt, this is what Mourinho is aiming for.

17:29 - The Tigers seem intent on gifting this game to Chelsea. They keep giving the ball away carelessly, much to the delight of the home team, who seem keen score more today.

17:27 -TWEET:

Phenomenal strike from Lampard but keeper got to save that. -

17:25 - Lampard scores an exquisite free-kick to make up for his earlier miss from the spot.

17:24 - GOAL!! 

17:22 - PICTURE

Mourinho blowing kisses to Chelsea supporters earlier. He will be happy with his side's start.

17:14 - That goal came after a lovely little ball from De Bruyne! Stunning pass from the Belgian.

17:12 - Oscar breaks through the middle to score after some neat passing from the Blues. Looking good for Mourinho's return.

17:12 - GOAL!! 

17:08 - Mind you that was some horrific goalkeeping from Tigers goalie Allan McGregor after coming off his line to bundle into Torres to concede the penalty. Fiery start to this match!

17:06 - Lampard fires wide. Oh that is shameful and not often seen! The Englishman hardly misses from the spot.

17:05 - Ooooh penalty to Chelsea!

17:04 - Kevin De Bruyne found himself in some space early on, but his shot from just outside the box goes over the cross bar.

17:02 -  Before the match started Mourinho was treated to a standing ovation from the Chelsea fans. He returned the favour by waving and blowing kisses before taking his place in the Blues dugout.

16:59 - Stamford Bridge is really abuzz as Torres and Oscar kick-off to get the ball rolling.

16:57 - Players are out on the pitch warming-up and look set to get this match underway.

16:43 - Another one for Blues fans: Chelsea have won 44 points on the opening day fixtures in the Premier League era; more than any other side.

16:40 - An interesting fact ahead of today's fixture: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has the highest win percentage in Premier League history (70%) among managers to have been in charge for at least one season.


After Saturday's matches and the earlier match today between Crystal Palace and Spurs, take a look at the latest English Premeirship log



1 Petr Cech
2 Branislav Ivanovic
24 Gary Cahill
26 John Terry
3 Ashley Cole
8 Frank Lampard
7 Ramires
15 Kevin De Bruyne
11 Oscar
17 Eden Hazard
9 Fernando Torres


5 Michael Essien
10 Juan Mata
14 Andre Schurrle
16 Marco van Ginkel
18 Romelu Lukaku
19 Demba Ba
23 Mark Schwarzer


Allan McGregor 1
Ahmed Elmohamady 27
James Chester 5
Curtis Davies 6
Maynor Figueroa 3
Robbie Brady 11
David Meyler 7
Robert Koren 10
Yannick Sagbo 20
Danny Graham 9
Sone Aluko 24


Liam Rosenior 2
Alex Bruce 4
Tom Huddlestone 8
Jake Livermore 14
Paul McShane 15
George Boyd 17
Steve Harper 22

16:30 - Thirty minutes from kick-off in the match between Chelsea and Hull at Stamford Bridge

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  • Adeniran Peter Adeola - 2013-08-18 18:16

    Dat was a wonderful free-kick 4rm d man itself lengend frank lampard.

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