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Hull beats QPR 1-0 in Premier League opener

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 16, 2014 at 11:05 am •  Published: August 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) — Newly promoted Queens Park Rangers lost its first game back in the Premier League as Hull won 1-0 Saturday 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 equalizer 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.