LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Diego Costa scored in the first and last minutes to lead Chelsea to a 6-3 win over Everton in a wild shootout Saturday, leaving the title favorites with maximum points from its opening three matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea displayed its new-found attacking sparkle with a ruthless performance at Goodison Park, taking a 2-0 lead after three minutes and then scoring three more times in a chaotic 11-minute spell in the second half.
Costa began the rout with a goal after 34 seconds and Branislav Ivanovic added a second soon two minutes later, only for Kevin Mirallas to reduce the deficit for Everton just before halftime.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Manchester City slumped to a surprise first defeat in the defense of its Premier League title on Saturday, losing 1-0 to Stoke as the problems of arch-rival Manchester United mounted despite an encouraging debut from new signing Angel Di Maria.
After a lackluster United drew 0-0 at promoted Burnley to stay without a win in three league games, City was stunned at its usually impregnable Etihad Stadium thanks to a brilliant solo winner by former United striker Mame Biram Diouf. (MORE)
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) Ambati Rayudu hit an unbeaten 64 to help India coast to a six-wicket victory over England in the third one-day international at Trent Bridge on Saturday, putting the tourists 2-0 ahead in the five-match series.
England set a modest target of 228 after failing to take advantage of an 82-run opening stand by Alastair Cook (44) and Alex Hales (42), eventually being dismissed for 227 on the last ball in the face of some intelligent spin bowling. (MORE)
BERLIN (AP) Bayer Leverkusen twice came from behind to defeat Hertha Berlin 4-2 Saturday and maintain its winning start, while newly promoted Paderborn claimed its first ever win in the Bundesliga.
Leverkusen went behind in the 24th when Tin Jedvaj deflected Julian Schieber's cross into his own goal. The 18-year-old Jedvaj made up for his mistake by equalizing in the 50th, only for Schieber to put Hertha ahead again in the 60th with his third goal in two games. (MORE)
BURNLEY, England (AP) Angel Di Maria's promising debut failed to inspire lackluster Manchester United to a first win of the season on Saturday as Burnley held on for a 0-0 draw in the Premier League.
The Argentina midfielder, signed for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) from Real Madrid on Tuesday, played in central midfield and was one of United's best players at Turf Moor before being substituted in the 70th minute. (MORE)
MANCHESTER, England (AP) Manchester United is close to adding Netherlands international Daley Blind to its lengthy list of summer recruits.
United says Saturday it has "reached agreement with Ajax to sign Daley Blind, subject to a medical and personal terms." Sections of the English and Dutch media are reporting he will cost United 18 million euros ($23.6 million). (MORE)