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Wins for Tottenham, Hull

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Wins for Tottenham, Hull

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LONDON (AP) – Debutant Eric Dier scored in stoppage time to give Tottenham a 1-0 win over West Ham today in Mauricio Pochettino first game as manager, with both sides having a player sent off in their Premier League opener at Upton Park.
Dier, an offseason signing from Sporting Lisbon, rounded goalkeeper Adrian and slotted the ball into an empty net in the final moments of the match.
Earlier, Tottenham defender Kyle Naughton was shown a red card in the 29th minute for handball in the area, but West Ham midfielder Mark Noble put the resultant penalty wide.
West Ham centre back James Collins was sent also off in the second half for a second yellow card after bringing down Emmanuel Adebayor outside the area, before Dier won the match for Tottenham against their London rival.
Newly promoted Queens Park Rangers (QPR) lost their first game back in the Premier League as Hull won 1-0 at Loftus Road.
James Chester headed the visitors ahead from close range in the 52nd minute after a cross from Stephen Quinn.
Chester gave Harry Redknapp’s team – back in the league after only a year’s absence – a chance of a late equaliser when he handled the ball in his area. But Charlie Austin’s penalty kick was saved by Hull goalkeeper Allan McGregor in the bottom left corner in the 85th.
Rio Ferdinand played his first league game for QPR after being released by Manchester United.
In Stoke, an early second-half strike from Andreas Weimann gave Aston Villa a 1-0 victory against Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.
Stephen Ireland and Marc Wilson failed to clear the ball from the penalty area in the 50th minute, and Weimann fired across goal and past Asmir Begovic to put Villa ahead.
In other matches, Leicester City and Everton drew 2-2 and Sunderland also had the same result against West Bromwich Albion.