Portugal Liga

Costa to Conte's rescue as Chelsea beats Hull 2-0

HULL, England (AP) It wasn't magic but Diego Costa's skill helped Chelsea make its winless streak in the English Premier League vanish with a 2-0 victory at Hull on Saturday.

Chelsea's underwhelming start to the season had seen the pressure mount on manager Antonio Conte, who admitted on Friday there was "no magic wand."

Costa set up the opener for Willian in the 61st minute and curled home a similar effort six minutes later to end his side's demoralizing league run - a 2-2 draw with Swansea, followed by losing 2-1 to Liverpool, and a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Arsenal.