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© AP, Aug 18, 2013

Chelsea beat Hull on Mourinho's return


LONDON (AP) Chelsea marked Jose Mourinho's Premier League return by overwhelming Hull 2-0 on Sunday as unity was restored following a season of division at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea ripped Hull apart from the start of its season opener, scoring both goals by the 25th minute. Oscar slotted in the first in the 13th, and Frank Lampard scored directly from an exquisite free kick 12 minutes later.

Branislav Ivanovic appeared to have headed in a third on the stroke of halftime, but the newly introduced goal-line technology confirmed that the ball failed to go over the line.

The jeers that Rafa Benitez endured throughout his contentious six-month reign last season were replaced by Blues supporters' roars of delight for Mourinho, who is back in charge at Chelsea after a six-year absence.


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