Gareth Bale collected possession, shifted the ball on to his left foot, drifted inside and crunched a wonderful 25-yard shot past the Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet.
Giussepe Rossi was at it again, scoring a double as Fiorentina continued their gluttony of goals.
On the 26th July 2012 what were the stories that dominated the football landscape? Including Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Southampton, QPR and Liverpool.
In the latest edition of our bold prediction series we ask whether Gary Hooper could join Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool stars in the England striking department.
Sky Sports News presenter Hayley McQueen had an unfortunate slip of the tongue this week.
Andrei Arshavin was released by Arsenal in the summer and he scored his first goal since returning to Zenit St Petersburg last night.
The prolific Villa forward looks ready for the campaign ahead after a hat-trick against Crewe last night.
With doubts over the quality of the pitch at the Hong Kong Stadium, should David Moyes consider cancelling United's next game?
Apple has lost its status as the world's most profitable maker of mobile phones, with strong demand for Samsung's Galaxy handsets pushing the South Korean multinational into the financial lead for the first time.