Manchester United ended their one-year Champions League
hiatus in emphatic style when captain Wayne Rooney struck a
hat-trick in a 4-0 destruction of Club Bruges that sent the
three-time winners through 7-1 on aggregate.
Premier League newcomers Watford suffered a League Cup upset
in a 1-0 loss at Preston North End while five-time champions
Aston Villa overcame plucky Notts County 5-3 after extra time
to reach the third round.
The Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) have adjourned the
appeal by New Zealand Football (NZF) over their under-23
men's team's expulsion from the Olympic qualifying tournament
final last month in Papua New Guinea.