We started well and scored early. He arrived at Chelsea as second-choice after top target Romelu Lukaku chose instead to join Manchester United - United had been expected to sign Morata until they were told they could win the race for Lukaku.
His first assist was an incredible pass from deep, and for the second, he made adapting run into the box before having the presence of mind to chest it down to Morata instead of going for goal . "For a striker that is very important". I repeat, it's not simple to win away against them. As he himself said of the critics after the shootout loss to Arsenal in the season-opening Community Shield clash with Arsenal, "I've only had two friendlies, 15 minutes officially and a missed penalty, and ...
India were down in the dumps at 87/5 in Chennai, before young all-rounder Hardik Pandya (83) and seasoned campaigner MS Dhoni (79) upturned the script with an 118-run six wicket stand that helped the hosts post a challenging total, which the Kangaroos could not match up to in a rain-truncated chase.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has dropped Gary Cahill to the bench for the Blues' Premier League clash with Stoke . For his second, Morata exploited an error by Glen Johnson near the halfway line to outpace his pursuers and dink the ball clinically over Butland from a tight angle on 77 minutes before completing his hat-trick five minutes later on the stretch after good work from Cesar Azpilicueta .
Morata's hat-trick takes the former Real Madrid forward onto six goals from as many Premier League appearances and will serve to stem any lingering doubts over the impact of Diego Costa's move back to Atletico Madrid. "It's great he got a hat-trick". It is not easy to win away at Stoke, like last season we struggled and won at the end. "Don't forget after two and a half days we have to play another important game against Man City.
Take a punt on this and other Premier League fixtures by opening a BET.co.za account. Jamie Vardy is in contention to feature on Saturday after missing the 2-0 win over Liverpool during the midweek with a groin injury while Craig Shakespeare would be happy to see Christian Fuchs return from his eye injury.
Cesar Azpilicueta has taken to Twitter to celebrate Chelsea's 4-0 victory over Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium. We will try to be there but they have spent the biggest money in the league. "Of course I can see him staying here for more years". Stoke midfielder Darren Fletcher said: "We've got to learn from it quickly because we've got big games coming up".
Manchester United can not stop scoring. City scored five or more goals for a third consecutive league game as the impressive Leroy Sane opened the scoring before Raheem Sterling added a double against Palace. Pep's side could be described top-heavy with flying full backs and five forward thinking players, he'd worry less about their defensive solidity against a side yet to score a Premier League goal.
Although the pairing did well for the majority of the game, to keep out the previously free-scoring United side, a Romelu Lukaku goal in the 20th minute was enough for the Mourinho's team to take all three points. Great spirit, always trying but not the same sharpness. Both United and Lukaku had already implored fans not to sing the chant in a statement earlier this week and on Saturday night they once again condemned their supporters.
It's good news for us, because we need Virgil, like every single player in our squad. It's just a start. So I'm not going to cry or be counting the days until Pogba comes back. Great spirit and always trying, but not the same sharpness. 'So when your opponent is coming with everything at you, let's do it [be defensive] for 10, 15 minutes, and we were solid'.
Pogba limped out of United's opening Champions League game against Basel earlier this month as his long-running hamstring problems reoccurred, with some reports suggesting the damage is bad enough to rule the France global out of action for the rest of 2017.
It would be shocking for owner Jeffrey Lurie to fire Pederson if the Eagles falter against the Giants on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles have 41 rushing attempts this season, which is 25th in the NFL, and they average 82.5 yards a game rushing, which is 21st in the league.
Melo will waive his no-trade clause and his $8.1 million trade kicker, while the Thunder will send center Enes Kanter , forward Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round pick (via the Chicago Bulls ) to NY. Jackson and the Knicks parted ways in June and though the Knicks kept looking, team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry told Anthony they wouldn't accept a trade that would hinder their plans to rebuild through youth.
Victory in the ODI at the Holkar Stadium will give the hosts a hat-trick of bilateral ODI series wins against Australia at home. India defeated Australia in the first ODI match at Chennai by 26 runs via D/L method. Australia made couple of changes in their playing XI with Aaron Finch coming back for Hilton Cartwright, while Peter Handscomb replaced Matthew Wade .
Rangers and their manager Pedro Caixinha will be keen to avenge the heavy losses sustained at the hands of their arch-rivals last season in both the league and cup. Partick Thistle gave Rangers a real fright on Friday night in front of the BT Sport cameras and their second-half endeavours earned them a deserved point.
The hat-trick was the first by a Chelsea player in the Premier League since Costa's in September 2014, but the second in a week for the Blues after Michy Batshuayi's treble in England's domestic EFL Cup against Nottingham Forest last Wednesday.
Alvaro Morata scored a hat-trick after just 83 seconds as Chelsea made easy work of Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday. The talented Belgian will likely set up on the left-hand side of Antonio Conte's favoured 3-4-3 formation, and will seek to alleviate the goal-scoring burden now placed on Alvaro Morata's shoulders.
I repeat it's not simple to win away against them. Tiemoue Bakayoko was involved in a auto accident in the lead-up to the fixture but the Chelsea manager confirmed that the midfielder is fit and available for the Stoke game. But his performance against Forest confirmed he is fully fit and his presence at the bet365 Stadium for a testing meeting with Stoke will be invaluable.
The Twins are 79-74, in second place and 17 games behind the Indians. The Twins have seven games left, the others eight. The Twins, who can sweep the four-game series on Sunday, are on the verge of wrapping up the second American League wild card spot.
Each of those three wins came at University of Phoenix Stadium. It's always that way when the Cowboys come to town. That game was tied at 7-7 in the second quarter, before an unsportsmanlike penalty on a Broncos field goal led to a Denver touchdown.
Their fans are going to be right up against you. The defense has been locked in as well, allowing 14 points or fewer through three games of action for the first time since 1996. "Tough place to play obviously", senior linebacker Brandon Smith said. We've seen what it was like against MI past year. "... There have been some really good backs to come through the Big Ten , but he just does so many things well".
Rutgers would go on to win that game in dominating fashion, 31-6. "I really feel like we've improved a lot even though the 1-2 record in nonconference is disappointing", second-year coach Chris Ash said. Injuries will play a big role for Nebraska Saturday. Running back Tre Bryant (knee) and safety Joshua Kalu (hamstring) will both be out for the second straight week.
In Chennai, the score was 29 for 3 when the first Australian wicket fell to spin, in a match that suddenly took on the nature of a T20 because of rain. But the man with 30 ODI centuries cherry-picked such a day to improve his recent record against Australia . There is a huge gap between Kohli and Smith in ODIs.
Maxwell, whose father was a career Army officer , tweeted earlier today that viewers shouldn't be surprised "if you start seeing athletes kneeling in other sports now". A few hours later, he followed through. Maxwell, 26, is a rookie catcher who hails from a military family, and has been described as "highly patriotic" by theSan Francisco Chronicle.
And despite welcoming Cristiano Ronaldo back from a five-game suspension, Zidane's men were unable to find a way past an inspired Antoino Adan in the Betis goal . The result ended Madrid's streak of 73 consecutive games scoring at least one goal, keeping it from surpassing the record scoring run established by Brazilian club Santos starring Pele in 1963.