It was a day of role reversal as Jose Mourinho's often
cautious Chelsea thumped Everton 6-3 in a thriller, while
champions Manchester City's attacking talents were blunted in
a shock 1-0 home defeat by Stoke City.
Anna Duncan (nee Thomas) is no stranger to diving into
exciting opportunities. Sports editor Hayden Meikle talks to
the former international diver who is now playing a key role
in New Zealand's hosting of the Fifa Under-20 World Cup.
Athletic Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat
Napoli 3-1 and reach the Champions League group stage for the
first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the
cost of their premature exit.
A Stevan Jovetic double and a third to Sergio Aguero helped
Manchester City send out an ominous warning to those with
designs on their Premier League crown, routing Liverpool 3-1
in the first heavyweight clash of the new season.