ASTON VILLA 0 LIVERPOOL 1
GOAL: LIVERPOOL: STURRIDGE 21.
Daniel Sturridge was the match-winner for the second week in a row as Liverpool won at Villa Park to claim their best start to a Barclays Premier League season for five years. The Liverpool striker finished off a flowing first-half move to score his eighth goal in seven league games. Villa were outplayed early on but improved in the second half, with Liverpool goal-keeper Simon Mignolet twice denying Christian Benteke. Both sides had late penalty appeals waved away by referee Mark Clattenburg.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0
West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster produced an inspired performance to deny Roberto Martinez a first competitive victory as Everton manager. Foster twice frustrated Steven Pienaar and Kevin Mirallas and also saved shots from Seamus Coleman, Ross Barkley and Marouane Fellaini at Goodison Park. The Baggies' best chance fell to James Morrison, who was denied by Tim Howard.
FULHAM 1 ARSENAL 3
GOALS: FULHAM: BENT 77. ARSENAL: GIROUD 14; PODOLSKI 41, 68.
Lukas Podolski scored a goal in each half as Arsenal secured a comfortable first Barclays Premier League win in the pouring rain at Craven Cottage. Arsenal bounced back from their opening-day defeat by Aston Villa to win 3-0 against Fenerbahce in midweek and led through Olivier Giroud's strike, his third in three games. Podolski made it 2-0 with an 18-yard shot and then struck home the third after the break. Substitute Darren Bent pulled one back from close range but Arsenal held on.
HULL CITY 1 NORWICH CITY 0
GOAL: HULL: BRADY 22 PEN.
Yannick Sagbo won a penalty and was sent off for a headbutt as Robbie Brady's spot-kick gave Hull a battling Barclays Premier League win over Norwich. Former Hull defender Michael Turner fouled Sagbo in the area and Brady calmly placed a low effort past Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy. Sagbo was shown a straight red card moments later for a headbutt on Norwich captain Russell Martin.
NEWCASTLE UNITED 0
WEST HAM UNITED 0
Newcastle picked up their first Barclays Premier League point this season with a goalless draw against West Ham. West Ham's Winston Reid went close to scoring an own goal in the first half before twice just failing to get a touch to set-pieces at the other end. Hatem Ben Arfa was the home side's main threat with several efforts from long range, while Joe Cole shot just inches over the bar for the visitors.
SOUTHAMPTON 1 SUNDERLAND 1
GOALS: SOUTHAMPTON: FONTE 88. SUNDERLAND: GIACCHERINI 3.
Jose Fonte's late header earned a point for Southampton and denied Sunderland their first win of the season. The Black Cats had been on course for victory thanks to Emanuele Giaccherini's third-minute header. Jay Rodriguez had an early effort ruled out for offside, with replays proving inconclusive, while Saints teammate Rickie Lambert had several chances. But in the 88th minute, Fonte headed home James Ward-Prowse's free-kick from close range for a dramatic equaliser.
STOKE CITY 2 CRYSTAL PALACE 1
GOALS: STOKE: ADAM 58; SHAWCROSS 62 . PALACE: CHAMAKH 31.
Stoke fought back from a goal down against Crystal Palace to provide new manager Mark Hughes with a win in his first home game in charge of the club. The Potters went behind when Marouane Chamakh out-muscled Ryan Shawcross, cut inside Robert Huth and slid home his first goal for the club. But in four second-half minutes Charlie Adam stroked in a left-footed effort and Shawcross scored on the turn.
CARDIFF CITY 3
MANCHESTER CITY 2
GOALS: CARDIFF: GUNNARSSON 60; CAMPBELL 79, 87. MAN CITY: DZEKO 52; NEGREDO 90.
Cardiff City claimed a historic victory over 2012 champions Manchester City to register their first ever victory in the Barclays Premier League. After falling behind to Edin Dzeko's powerful 52nd-minute opener, Aron Gunnarsson equalised and then Fraizer Campbell headed home twice in eight minutes from corners. Alvaro Negredo set up a nervous finish, but the Welshmen held on.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 SWANSEA CITY 0
GOALS: TOTTENHAM: SOLDADO 58 PEN.
Roberto Soldado's fourth goal in three games helped Tottenham to a deserved win over Swansea. The home side went close when visiting defender Ashley Williams headed against his own post before blocking a Paulinho shot on the goalline. But Spurs took the lead when Soldado coolly slotted in a penalty after Jonjo Shelvey's foul on Andros Townsend. Swansea belatedly rallied and Chico Flores had a volley tipped over by keeper Hugo Lloris.