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Diego Costa escapes sending off before scoring winner against West Ham

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Antonio Conte earned his first Premier League victory as Chelsea manager as the Blues defeated West Ham 2-1 at Stamford Bridge on the Monday Night Football.

Eden Hazard opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Michail Antonio had fouled Nemanja Matic before James Collins spectacularly equalised for the Hammers.

Controversial striker, Diego Costa, earned a priceless opening game victory with a spectacular strike in the dying embers of the game, however, the Spaniard left some questioning whether he should have been on the field to secure a win for Chelsea.

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The former Atletico Madrid striker had received a booking in the first-half for voicing his frustration at referee Anthony Taylor, a demonstration of the new rule brought in to further protect officials.

In the second half, the game had its controversial Costa moment as the striker flew into a tackle on West Ham's goalkeeper Adrian in the penalty area, catching his international compatriot high on the shin.

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The challenge was condemned by the Hammers fans in the crowd but brought no punishment from Taylor.

Gary Neville in the Monday Night Football studio said the tackle could have been a straight red and it seems that view is the general consensus after taking a glance at social media platforms.

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A nasty bit of business that has become synonymous with Costa and in typically ironic fashion, he delivered the killer blow.

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Topics:
Football
Premier League
Diego Costa
Chelsea
Didier Drogba
John Terry
Gary Cahill
Eden Hazard

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