Everton stun Chelsea; Manchester City held by Stoke

Sep 15, 2013, 02:45 IST | Agencies

Jose Mourinho's Chelsea, who had taken seven points in his first three matches, paid the price for failing to convert their early chances as Steven Naismith's goal in first half stoppage-time gave Everton a 1-0 win � their first under new boss Roberto Martinez � at Goodison Park.

Naismith, who was celebrating his 27th birthday on Saturday, headed in after Chelsea debutant Samuel Eto’o and winger Andre Schurrle both squandered golden opportunities.

Steven Naismith
Everton’s Steven Naismith celebrates scoring the only goal against Chelsea during their EPL tie at Goodison Park on Saturday. Everton won 1-0. Pic/AFP

Man City frustrated
Meanwhile, former Manchester City boss Mark Hughes frustrated his old club as his confident Stoke side held them to a goalless draw at the Britannia Stadium.

The Potters were unable to secure a third successive English Premier League win but produced another encouraging performance as they continue to develop under new manager Hughes.

Stoke forward Jonathan Walters spurned one of the best chances of the game when he headed wide from a superb Charlie Adam cross in the first half.

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