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Soccer: Chelsea misses chance with 1-1 tie at Hull

LONDON — Chelsea was held to a 1-1 tie at Hull on Tuesday night, missing a chance to take a four-point lead in the English Premier League.

Steven Mouyokolo put Hull ahead in the 30th minute when he outjumped Blue captain John Terry and other defenders to head in Stephen Hunt's corner kick.

Didier Drogba, in his first match since returning from the African Cup of Nations, equalized 12 minutes later on a free kick, his 15th Premier League goal of the season and 20th goal for Chelsea overall.

Terry was jeered throughout by Hull fans following last weekend's allegations that he had an affair with a the former partner of England teammate Wayne Bridge.

Chelsea (17-3-4) has 54 points, two more than second-place Manchester United (17-5-2) and six ahead of third-place Arsenal (15-5-4), which plays at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

U.S. forward Jozy Altidore missed with a headed chance for Hull (4-11-9), which is 18th place, in the relegation zone, but even at 21 points with the three teams above it.

Also Tuesday, Premier League strugglers Wolverhampton Wanderers and Wigan were both knocked out of the FA Cup after losing fourth-round replays to lower-league sides.

Crystal Palace defender Danny Butterfield scored a three goals in seven minutes during the second half to give the League Championship side a 3-1 win over Wolves. Wigan lost 2-0 to visiting Notts County of the fourth tier.


GLASGOW, Scotland — Robbie Keane made his debut for Glasgow Celtic, a day after the Irish captain was acquired on a loan from Tottenham, but Kilmarnock won 1-0 as Chris Maguire marked his own debut with a 53rd-minute goal.

Second-place Celtic (13-5-5) has 44 points, 10 behind Glasgow Rangers (16-1-6) .

Also, Falkirk won 1-0 at Aberdeen, while Billy Mehmet scored to give St. Mirren a 1-0 League Cup semifinal win at Hearts and its first appearance in any final in 23 years.