Manchester United returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a comfortable victory over Everton.
Morgan Schneiderlin netted his first United goal, slotting in a first-time finish from inside the area.
On a sombre day at Goodison Park after the death of former manager Howard Kendall, the home side fell further behind through Ander Herrera’s header.
Romelu Lukaku came close for Everton, as Wayne Rooney coolly tucked in his first away league goal in 11 months.
United manager Louis van Gaal wanted a response from his side after losing against Arsenal in their last game, and two first half goals put them on course for the three points.
Everton were applying pressure on the United goal in the second half, with Lukaku and Ross Barkley both forcing David de Gea into smart saves, but the Red Devils added another goal on 62 minutes to finish the game as a contest.
The returning Diego Costa played a key role as Chelsea earned a much-needed win over struggling Aston Villa.
The striker tapped in Willian’s pass midway through the first half after defender Joleon Lescott’s mis-control gifted the ball to the home side.
It was a welcome break for the Blues, who doubled their lead when Villa’s Alan Hutton deflected in Costa’s shot.
Chelsea, 16th in the table at the start of the day, were not at their best – but Villa offered little.
What contributions Tim Sherwood’s side did make to the game were all in Chelsea’s favour as they repeatedly gave the ball away and were punished accordingly.
They remain in 18th place and without a win in their past eight matches.
Chelsea’s second home win of the season moves them up to 11th in the table, five points behind fourth place.
In Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo officially became Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer with a goal as they beat Levante in La Liga.
The 30-year-old Portugal forward scored his 324th Real goal in 310 games to overtake Raul’s record.
The club had already considered Ronaldo the record holder as they credit him with a goal deflected off Pepe in 2010.
Ronaldo’s official record-breaking strike came after an hour from just outside the box – either side of goals from Marcelo and Jese.
Real Madrid arch rivals, Barcelona, were led by Neymar who scored four times, including two penalties, as Barcelona beat Rayo Vallecano to go level on points with La Liga leaders Real Madrid.
Barca recovered from going behind to an early Javi Guerra goal as they won for the second time in four league games.
Neymar made up for the absence of the injured Lionel Messi as he was twice fouled and scored from the spot.
He then netted twice in two second-half minutes before Luis Suarez tapped in ahead of Jozabed’s late reply.
Bayern Munich became the first club to win their opening nine Bundesliga games with victory at Werder Bremen.
Thomas Muller scored his ninth league goal of the season after controlling Thiago’s pass and slotting home from close range.
It was a first goalless game for Robert Lewandowski in seven matches, having scored 15 in six for Bayern and Poland.
Anthony Ujah had a chance to level for 14th-placed Werder but he was denied by goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.