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Chelsea held by Hull

HULL, February 3- Didier Drogba celebrated his return to Premier League duty with a first half equaliser at the KC Stadium to cancel out Stephen Mouyokolo's earlier effort on a frustrating night for Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea.
Drogba struck his 20th goal of the season on 43 minutes to haul the Premier League leaders level after Hull defender Mouyokolo had headed Phil Brown’s Hull City side into a surprise lead with his first ever goal for the top flight strugglers.

But despite Drogba coming to the rescue it wasn’t enough to help Chelsea secure the win they so badly needed to restore their four point advantage over Manchester United at the top of the table.

The London club now have a lead of just two points and United manager Sir Alex Ferguson will be thankful to Hull for holding his great rivals to a draw to blow the title race wide open.

Ancelotti had the luxury of recalling Drogba for the first time since he departed for the African Cup of Nations over four weeks ago, while England internationals Joe Cole and Ashley Cole had to be content with a place on the bench.

John Terry also maintained his place in the side despite the on-going pressure on him to resign as England captain following his off-field problems while Deco was recalled to the starting line-up.

Brown, meanwhile, made just one change to the side which was held to a disappointing draw with Wolves last weekend, recalling Craig Fagan on the right wing in place of Bernard Mendy. The Hull manager resisted the temptation to hand a full debut to new loan signing Amr Zaki.

Hull had gone nine games without a victory and found themselves entrenched in the relegation zone. Considering Manchester City were the next visitors to the KC Stadium then the immediate future looked bleak.

But Chelsea struggled to find their rhythm from the start and seemed to make Hull’s evening easier than expected.

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Frank Lampard worried Boaz Myhill with a swerving drive inside nine minutes which the Hull goalkeeper could only palm straight to Nicolas Anelka but the French striker stubbed his shot badly wide with the goal at his mercy.

It wasn’t until the 24th minute that Chelsea threatened again when Branislav Ivanovic sent over an inch-perfect cross for the waiting Michael Ballack but all the German midfielder could do was power his diving header straight at Myhill from close range.

The longer the game went on the more Hull seemed to grow in confidence but it still came a surprise when they took the lead with their first real attack of the game.

Terry was nowhere to be seen as Stephen Hunt swung over a corner and Mouyokolo rose the highest to head past the helpless Petr Cech.

But Hull’s lead always looked fragile and it lasted just 13 minutes before Drogba levelled the scores with a powerful free kick into the bottom corner of Myhill’s goal.

Hull could have restored their lead on the stroke of half time when Tom Cairney’s free kick found the head of the unmarked Anthony Gardner, but the defender could only direct his effort over the crossbar.

Yet Chelsea always carried a threat and Myhill had to be at his best to keep the scores level with a fine double save just before the hour mark.

First he got down sharply to tip wide a skidding drive from Florent Malouda before producing an even better stop to keep out Drogba’s downward header from Malouda’s cross as Brown’s men hung on for a point that is of much more use to them than Chelsea.

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  1. ken

    August 16, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Awesome read and spot on.

  2. Vivian

    August 16, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I will bookmark this for every-time my friends try to make fun of me or a guy tries to push me into sex. Thank-you <3

  3. Chichi

    August 16, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Aww WONDERFUL! Couldn’t have been said better 🙂

  4. john ngari

    August 16, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    am only thinking about the picture above, in fact i became more horny.

  5. Malika B.

    August 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Really great post. This should make many learn why secondary virginity is also worth it. 🙂

  6. 2ty

    August 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    awesome piece…telling it as it is.

  7. CAYTE

    August 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    so true, someone did the same, and opted for my ex-husband. I still think she has big guts, and I hope they are happy as she got what she really wanted…..

  8. nimo

    August 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    ….great article

  9. kamau nelly

    August 16, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    great piece up in here…i like!

  10. Lucy

    August 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Indeed it’s true., Everyone knows for sure that sex before marriage is forbidden by God and yet as humans we persue it. Just stick to what God desires from you and make it a habit and you will be good to go.

  11. Melea

    August 17, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    nice! need more such articles

  12. Carolynar

    August 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    hmmmm great article !

  13. koech

    August 23, 2012 at 5:37 am

    great article.there is always a chance to rise,dust ourselves and move on with life.Thitu,with this,you appear real and human as everyone-hence the reason many are complementing this piece.Bravo,and keep it up.

  14. Mazzdark

    August 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Sex is natural, wonderful part of being a human, nothing to feel shame and dirty about, certainly extreme immature moralisation like this does not help one come to terms with our innate humanity – what i’m I saying? That purity, like youth, is an illusory unnecessary goal that every second fades farther and farther away……..A wise man said “If you want to be a grandad/mum one day….it’s gonna start with a dirty thought…….

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