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Summary

  1. Win takes Chelsea six points clear
  2. Hull had fought back from 2-0 down
  3. Sub Remy prods in winner for Blues
  4. Hull three points above bottom three

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By Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Thanks for joining us today. That's your football fill for the evening, time to settle down and watch Countryfile.

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Have Chelsea wrapped up the title?

John Roberts: Chelsea will lose the league on goal difference, whether with Man City or Arsenal.

Mark Oliver: Not a chance. Six points is nothing and the way we've been playing, I wouldn't be too confident in the game in hand!

Ben Hargrave: It's never over until it's over - just remember City winning in 2011-12

Manager reaction

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Hull boss Steve Bruce talking to BBC Sport: "Really frustrating afternoon you could say, but arguably it's the best we've played since we've been in the Premier League. To respond in the way we did was great, but for me the game hinges on the saves Courtois makes when we're on top.

"We've had the best opportunities and we've had some great opportunities.

"When that chance comes, we've had three goes at it and the keeper's made some great saves, but you have to take those chances against sides like Chelsea.

"It would've been very easy to capitulate after going 2-0 down, but we didn't do that."

Manager reaction

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Hull manager Steve Bruce speaking to Sky Sports: "You've got to look at the performance first. I think going 2-0 down after nine minutes, you need a response and what a response.

"The players put in a hell of a shift and something like 19 shots on target against a really strong Chelsea team shows we're ready for the challenge ahead.

"I thought we really deserved something for it. For that, we're disappointed, but if we keep playing like that, we'll be fine."

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Hull boss Steve Bruce has just come out now. Says it might have been their best performance in the past 18 months. Quotes to follow.

Manager reaction

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More from Jose Mourinho to BBC Sport: "Thibaut Courtois is a big player. He made a mistake but the important thing was to be there in the second half for the team and he was.

"Our position is our best since the start of the season. The maximum distance we've had is eight points with the same number of matches.

"Now it's six and a match in hand with nine matches to go. After the international break will go back to one match per week, except our game in hand. I believe we can finish the season very strong."

Manager reaction

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And now Jose Mourinho has been talking to BBC Sport: "I think five goals is what people like. How many times do people complain when there are no goals?

From our side, it was high quality football. When we conceded the two goals we were affected by that. In the last period of the first half we didn't play really well.

"We played fluid, fast, quick and dynamic football. At half-time I told my team to go back to that and play football, rather than focusing on mistakes. And we did that.

"I was going to play Remy and Diego together but Diego was injured so we had to go just for Remy. And even as a lone striker he got the goal.

Manager reaction

Hull City 2-3 Chelsea

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, speaking to Sky Sports: "The victory is very, very important obviously, we go back to three points after a draw at home last week.

"The performance was very, very good until 2-0. We lost a bit of quality after their two goals, but in the second-half from minute one, we recovered a good level of football. We deserved the three points."

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho reveals he was going to bring on Loic Remy to partner Diego Costa at 2-2, as well as winger Juan Cuadrado, before Costa told his manager he had a hamstring injury.

More quotes from Mourinho to follow.

Chelsea are now six points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table with a game in hand (nine games left). Hull remain three points above the relegation zone.

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Adrian Kellers: Well... We got away with that one...

Mark Beedie: Doesn't fill me with confidence. Scraping win against a bottom team. Need to do much better.

James Brandon: Is that a title winning substitution from Jose?

PLAYER REACTION

Hull City 2-3 Chelsea

Hull defender Paul McShane told Sky Sports: "We deserved at least a point. I feared the worst when we went 2-0 down.

"We have to build on this performance. I don't think anyone expected us to get anything from the game but we had belief. We showed some good fight. The lads worked hard and got close to people.

"We have to cause an upset somewhere along the way in the rest of the season."

Game over at Loftus Road

It's all over in the other game of the afternoon between QPR and Everton.

Everton have edged it 2-1 and that's despite Adel Taraabt hitting the crossbar late-on for QPR. Could be a telling defeat for the home side.

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Stewart in Worcestershire: Mourinho walks off without shaking hands. Thumbs up? I don't care what he does behind the scenes, the man is classless.

PLAYER REACTION

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Chelsea striker Loic Remy speaking to Sky Sports: "It's a good moment for me so far as it shows great work from all the team and we're working really hard every day in training to get the results and it's important to get this result.

"It's a great feeling to get the three points. When I was sent on, the manager just told me to get some quality in the final third.

"It's always frustrating when you're on the bench, but I think having me there made the difference today and you have to be ready to fight and to win games, it's simple."

PLAYER REACTION

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Goalscorer Eden Hazard to Sky Sports: "It was important after the draw at home against Southampton. We have nine finals left to play - we need to win everything if we want to win the trophy.

"When you play away it's always difficult. Last season this game was difficult.

"Everybody in the squad is important. It's not easy when you're on the bench but Loic Remy is a very good player and important."

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Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

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"When you get a chance to catch your breath at the end of this, first 15 minutes, Chelsea were superb, for the next half an hour they were the worst they've been this season. In the end, they've edged it and they saw out the end of the game there."

Story of the game

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Chelsea led 2-0, but Hull equalised with two in 74 seconds (a record quickfire double for a team this season). The Tigers probably deserved to lead at half-time, but didn't.

Chelsea dominated the second half and won through substitute Loic Remy - although they only had three shots on target in the whole game.

FULL-TIME

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And with that a weird game of football ends.

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Abel Hernandez almost steals a point at the death, as the ball is flicked through to him but Thibaut Courtois rushes off his line to smother the ball.

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Hull go forward but Branislav Ivanovic shepherds Stephen Quinn well and lumps it out for a throw-in.

Robbie Brady wants a free-kick for Hull - he doesn't get it. Seconds left.

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Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

"Thibaut Courtois is actually the best I've ever seen at claiming ball in the air from crosses. So, don't make it easy for him when you're putting the ball in searching for an equaliser."

INJURY TIME

Hull City 2-3 Chelsea

Four added on, 90 seconds of which has already passed.

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Jill in Leamington Spa: So pleased for Remy, he needs more playing time, especially with so many players looking jaded.

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Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

"If you go to ground in those sorts of positions and you don't take the ball clean, you're going to be in trouble. Matic doesn't get the ball there and Michael Oliver rightly goes to his back pocket."

YELLOW CARD

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It's rare you see this in real life (it happens in computer games all the time) as referee Michael Oliver comes back to book Nemanja Matic for a crunching tackle on Sone Aluko on halfway after playing advntage.

Hull won a corner with the advantage and Dame N'Doye has a shot from the set-piece which looks to be deflected wide although is awarded as a goal-kick.

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Alex Bruce pumps a ball forward for Hull to Abel Hernandez, but the Uruguayan is offside. This game looks beyond Hull now (although we probably thought that at 2-0).

FIVE TO GO

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Hull substitute Sone Aluko whips in a brilliant cross from deep which Ahmed Elmohamady heads over the crossbar under pressure from Filipe Luis.

Their last chance?

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Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

Bruce
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"Hull have already tried to put the ball in to the box once and you imagine between now and the end of the game they'll be doing a lot more of that. They are leaving spaces in the midfield, but Hull have to go for it and Steve Bruce realises that."

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Apparently Chelsea were warming up Juan Cuadrado before they scored but instead of a winger, it's a centre-back they've brought on. Will they see this one out and take a step closer to the title?

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Schtuart: High time Remy had a serious run of games. Costa has been in second gear for weeks now.

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Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

"What a relief for Chelsea if it ends up finishing this way. That's the change with Zouma coming on that signals Mourinho is really looking to shut this game out and get away from here."

QUADRUPLE SUBSTITUTION

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While he's down Kurt Zouma comes on for Willian and it's a triple sub from Hull!

Sone Aluko, Stephen Quinn and Robbie Brady come on for Andrew Robertson, David Meyler and Abel Ramirez.

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Oscar has a shot which David Meyler blocks with his face. The Republic of Ireland midfielder goes down injured and needs some treatment.

Goal at Loftus Road

Another goal at Loftus Road, seconds after that one from Remy.

Aaron Lennon has put Everton back ahead against QPR and it's now 2-1 to the visitors.

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Hull keeper Allan McGregor still hasn't made a save by the way, that's three shots on target and three goals for Chelsea.

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Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

"This is astonishing. Great move on the right-hand side from Chelsea, but Willian gets in the box far too easily. Remy's first real touch, which he doesn't take that cleanly and it squeezes its way over the line."

GOAL

Hull City 2-3 Chelsea - Loic Remy

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What a substitution! But Hull keeper Allan McGregor has had a nightmare here. Willian squares it to Loic Remy, whose shot somehow creeps through the Scot's legs!

SUBSTITUTION

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Hull come forward and Jake Livermore fires a shot well over from 25 yards.

Chelsea make a change up front and Loic Remy comes on for Diego Costa. That will add some pace into proceedings.

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Former Scotland international Pat Nevin

BBC Radio 5 live

Ivanovic
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"Every single tackle that's gone in from Hull so far in this game has been hard and fair. But you do flinch slightly for them every time they go in to one as it only takes a fraction of a second to mis-time them and it could make for a really tricky end to the game for Hull."