Hull City's Scottish midfielder Robert Snodgrass (L) celebrates with Hull City's Norwegian striker Adama Diomande (R) and Hull City's Scottish defender Andrew Robertson (C) after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Leicester City at the KCOM Stadium in Kingston upon Hull, north east England on August 13, 2016. / AFP / Lindsey PARNABY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

Leicester’s defence of their Premier League title has begun with a shock defeat at newly promoted Hull, who are manager-less and relegation favourites.

Under caretaker boss Mike Phelan, Hull took the lead when Adama Diomande and Abel Hernandez combined acrobatically, with Diomande credited with the goal.

Riyad Mahrez replied from the penalty spot at the start of the second half after Ahmed Musa had been fouled. But Robert Snodgrass earned the Tigers a victory after a cross was not cleared clearing the way for Snodgrass to belt it home.

It is the first time the reigning English champions have started the season with a defeat since 1989, when Arsenal lost at Manchester United.

Arguably the day’s match of the round, Erik Lamela’s second-half header rescued a point for Tottenham against an Everton side who impressed in their first league game under new manager Ronald Koeman.

The Toffees’ high pressing unsettled Spurs during the first half and they took the lead when Ross Barkley’s free-kick sneaked past Hugo Lloris.┬áThe Spurs keeper then came off in the 35th minute with a hamstring injury.

The visitors equalised when Argentina winger Lamela leaped to meet Kyle Walker’s delivery from the right.

Pep Guardiola needed a late Paddy McNair own goal to make a winning start at Manchester City as David Moyes lost his first game as Sunderland manager.

Sergio Aguero’s penalty, after Raheem Sterling was fouled by Patrick van Aanholt, gave City an early lead. But Guardiola, who left England keeper Joe Hart out of his starting XI, saw his new side concede to Jermain Defoe. City made few chances, but snatched an 87th-minute winner when debutant McNair headed into his own net.

Full Results

Hull City 2 (Diomande 45′ & Snodgrass 57′) Leicester City 1 (Mahrez 47′)

Burnley 0 Swansea City 1 (Fer 82′)

Crystal Palace 0 West Bromwich Albion 1 (Rondon 74′)

Everton 1 (Barkley 5′) Tottenham 1 (Lamela 59′)

Middlesborough 1 (Negredo 11′) Stoke City 1 (Shaqiri 67′)

Southampton 1 (Redmond 58′) Watford 1 (Capoue 9′)

Manchester City 2 (Aguero 4′ & McNair – OG 87′) Sunderland 1 (Defoe 71′)

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