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Chelsea vs West Ham: Late Diego Costa strike gives Antonio Conte winning debut

The bearded Costa collected a header from new signing Michy Batshuayi and thumped it low beyond West Ham goalkeeper.

Chelsea vs West Ham: Late Diego Costa strike gives Antonio Conte winning debut

London: Chelsea`s fiery Spain striker Diego Costa snatched a last-minute goal to secure a 2-1 home win over West Ham United and hand new manager Antonio Conte a winning start to his Premier League career on Monday.

The bearded Costa collected a header from new signing Michy Batshuayi and thumped it low beyond West Ham goalkeeper Adrian`s outstretched right hand to claim the points.

Visiting defender James Collins had threatened to spoil the Italian coach`s debut with a 78th minute equaliser in a high tempo match full of energy and intensity.

Chelsea`s tricky Belgium forward Eden Hazard had put Chelsea ahead just after halftime from the penalty spot after Michail Antonio brought down Cesar Azpilicueta.

It was a lively, committed encounter that gave Conte, who took Italy to the Euro 2016 quarter-finals last month, a taste of the physical side of English football.

From Zee News

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