EPL Summary – August 18th 2013

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Chelsea 2-0 Hull City

Oscar and Frank Lampard scored first-half goals as Chelsea marked the start of Jose Mourinho’s second spell as Blues manager with victory over Hull.

Lampard had an early penalty saved by Allan McGregor before Kevin De Bruyne set Oscar up to slot the hosts ahead.

McGregor again thwarted Lampard, but the England midfielder responded with a superb free-kick to double the lead.

Newly-promoted Hull rallied after half-time but could not force their way back as Chelsea comfortably secured the win.

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Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham

Tottenham’s record signing Roberto Soldado scored on his debut as Crystal Palace were defeated in their first top-flight match since 2005.

Spurs were without Real Madrid target Gareth Bale but were rarely troubled.

Palace had their best chance at the end, with Kagisho Dikgacoi firing straight at Hugo Lloris.

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