Liverpool recovered from last weekend’s opening day defeat to West Brom to draw 2-2 with champions Manchester City at Anfield, despite gifting their opponents both of their goals.
Martin Skrtel, who had put the home side ahead with a bullet header in the first half, played the ball straight into the path of Carlos Tevez when attempting a pass back to his goalkeeper and Tevez calmly rounded Reina to score City’s second equaliser.
Their first was put in by Yaya Toure who capitalised on poor control in the box by Martin Kelly to score from close range. Luis Suarez regained the lead for Liverpool minutes later with a free-kick before Skrtel’s error gave City a lifeline.
Arsenal’s slow start to the season continued at home to Stoke on Sunday. The match finished 0-0 with neither side posing much of an attacking threat as Arsenal still seek their first goal of the season.
Robin van Persie marked his home debut with a goal as Manchester United beat Fulham 3-2. Wayne Rooney left the field on a stretcher with a gash to the leg which could keep him out for four weeks.
Eden Hazard’s great start to his time at Chelsea continued against Newcastle. His side won 2-0 and Hazard scored a penalty and set up Fernando Torres for his side’s second goal.
Hamphire won the FL t20 title for the second time in three years with a 10-run victory over Yorkshire on Saturday.
Yorkshire were unable to match Hampshire’s score of 150-6, despite David Miller hitting five sixes as part of an unbeaten 72 from 46 balls.
Jonny bairstow was the star of Yorkshire’s semi-final against Sussex, scoring 68 not out as part of his side’s score of 172-6. Sussex fell short by 36 runs.
Hampshire beat Somerset by six wickets in their semi-final, knocking off their opponents’ score of 125 runs with an over to spare.
Warrington won their third Challenge Cup in four years against Leeds at Wembley.
Tries from Joel Monaghan and Trent Waterhouse gave Warrington a 12-10 lead at half-time and Chris Riley, Tyrone McCarthy and Ryan Atkins went over in the second half as they stretched their lead.
Ian Kirke had scored for Leeds in the first half, and Kallum Watkins added two scores late in the second half but they never put Warrington’s victory in doubt.
Paul Lawrie won the Johnny Walker Championship at Gleneagles on Sunday, four shots ahead of second-placed Brett Rumford.
All eyes were on Nicolas Colsaerts, who needed a op two finish to force his way into Europe’s Ryder Cup team at the expense of Martin Kaymer but he will have to rely on a wildcard if he is to make it into Jose Mari Olazabal’s team.
Colsaerts is favourite for one of Olazabal’s wildcards along with Ian Poulter but they face competition from Padraig Harrington.