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Morata hat-trick gives Chelsea comfortable win at Stoke

Chelsea continued to show there is life after Diego Costa with another Premier League victory at Stoke, with Alvaro Morata scoring a hat-trick in a 4-0 win.

RB Leipzig's Timo Werner celebrates scoring against Eintracht Frankfurt (Jens Meyer/AP)

Hoffenheim down Schalke to continue impressive start to campaign

Hoffenheim maintained their impressive start to the Bundesliga season with a 2-0 win over Schalke on Saturday.

Huddersfield's Rajiv van La Parra and Burnley's Matthew Lowton battle for the ball (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Dull day at Turf Moor as Burnley and Huddersfield share the points

Burnley and Huddersfield ground out a dreary stalemate at Turf Moor but a point apiece kept both sides comfortably ahead of gloomy pre-season predictions.

Oumar Niasse equalises for Everton against Bournemouth (Barrington Coombs/PA)

Late Oumar Niasse double helps Everton to dramatic comeback victory over Bournemouth

Former outcast Oumar Niasse was transformed into the comeback king with his first two Premier League goals for Everton as they came from behind to beat Bournemouth 2-1.

Romelu Lukaku opened the scoring for Manchester United at Southampton (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Jose Mourinho dismissed for touchline antics in Manchester United win at Southampton

Romelu Lukaku secured Manchester United a hard-fought 1-0 victory at Southampton as Jose Mourinho’s men managed to batten down the hatches after half-time.

Richarlison celebrates his late winner at Swansea (David Davies/PA)

Brazilian Richarlison gives Watford late victory at Swansea

Richarlison struck a late winner as Watford’s 2-1 victory gave them a first league success at Swansea since 1983.

Billy Vunipola was injured as Saracens thrashed Sale (Mark Kerton/PA)

Billy Vunipola injured in comfortable Saracens victory

England number eight Billy Vunipola was helped from the field with a leg injury as Saracens cruised to a convincing 41-13 win over Sale at Allianz Park.

Coventry's Devon Kelly-Evans celebrates scoring his first league goal (Chris Radburn/Empics)

Exeter slip up as Notts County hit four to go top

Exeter suffered their first Sky Bet League Two defeat of the season as Troy Brown’s own goal and Devon Kelly-Evans’ first Football League goal secured Coventry a 2-0 win.

Aristote Nsiala put Shrewsbury ahead against Blackburn (David Davies/Empics)

Shrewsbury continue to lead the way in League One

Shrewsbury maintained their three-point lead at the top of Sky Bet League One despite Bradley Dack’s late equaliser in a 1-1 home draw against Blackburn.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga celebrates his opener with Ezgjan Alioski (Dave Howarth/PA)

Pacesetters Leeds, Cardiff and Wolves all win in the Championship

The status quo was maintained at the top of the Championship as Leeds, Cardiff and Wolves all won.

Luke Shaw (Martin Rickett/PA)

Mourinho giving Shaw every chance to prove his worth after injury

Luke Shaw “has to improve” to get into Manchester United’s starting line-up, but Jose Mourinho is staying patient as the left-back returns from his latest injury lay-off.

David Willey is determined to keep his place in the England side (Paul Harding/PA)

David Willey striving to make new-ball position his own

David Willey is determined to take the second chance England have given him to prove he is the white-ball wicket-taker they need.

Tottenham's Harry Kane scores his second goal of the game against West Ham

West Ham leave comeback too late as 10-man Tottenham hold on

Tottenham survived a late West Ham onslaught to emerge with a 3-2 win from a ding-dong derby.

The NFL heads to London this weekend

President Trump withdraws White House invitation to NBA champions Golden State

United States president Donald Trump followed up his scathing comments about protesting NFL players by withdrawing an invitation to NBA champions the Golden State Warriors to attend the White House.

Real Madrid's Dani Ceballos celebrates his second goal against Alaves (Alvaro Barrientos/AP)

Dani Ceballos nets debut brace as Real Madrid edge out struggling Alaves

Dani Ceballos fired a LaLiga debut double to ease pressure on boss Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid edged out Alaves 2-1.

Leigh Griffiths celebrates scoring Celtic's second goal against RangersLeigh Griffiths celebrates scoring Celtic's second goal against Rangers

Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths on target as Celtic claim Old Firm derby victory

Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic once again underlined their Old Firm superiority as they claimed a 2-0 win over Rangers at Ibrox.

Jonny Bairstow hit a century against West Indies in the first ODI (Martin Rickett/PA)

5 talking points ahead of England’s third ODI against West Indies

England face West Indies in the third one-day international at Bristol on Sunday with the hosts looking to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Diego Costa spent three years at Chelsea (John Walton/PA)

Diego Costa: Chelsea will always have a special place in my heart

Diego Costa regrets the manner of his Chelsea exit and admits to having “special affection” for people at the club.

Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring for Manchester City against Crystal Palace (Nick Potts/PA)

Sergio Aguero moves closer to record in Manchester City’s rout of Crystal Palace

Sergio Aguero moved within a goal of Manchester City’s all-time record as Pep Guardiola’s men thrashed bottom side Crystal Palace 5-0 in the Premier League.

Sergio Aguero (Martin Rickett/PA)

Pep Guardiola: Sergio Aguero will carry goalscoring talent to the grave

Pep Guardiola has claimed Sergio Aguero will be scoring goals until the day he dies.

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