SWANSEA, Wales (AP):
Liverpool returned to the top of the English Premier League standings yesterday despite their perfect start to the season ending with a 2-2 draw at Swansea.
Brendan Rodgers' team had won its first three games and a fourth consecutive victory would have marked the club's best start ever in the Premier League.
But Michu's second-half equaliser ruined Liverpool's plans, after goals from Daniel Sturridge and Victor Moses had given the visitors a 2-1 lead following Jonjo Shelvey's opener.
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Liverpool now have 10 points and are one clear of both Arsenal and Tottenham.
Shelvey opened the scoring with a left-foot shot from the right side of the box in the second minute, after Liverpool defenders failed to clear the ball properly.
But Shelvey, who left Liverpool for Swansea in the summer, went from hero to villain within two minutes by allowing an equaliser when his slack backpass ended up in Sturridge's path, with the England striker firing a low shot past Michel Vorm for his 12th goal in 10 games.
Shelvey made another big mistake when he misdirected a simple pass to Victor Moses, with the player on loan from Chelsea bursting forward from the middle of the pitch before unleashing a shot from the edge of the box to score on his Liverpool debut in the 36th minute.
Shelvey made some amends in the 64th minute as he picked out Michu with a fine headed pass for the Spaniard to level the score.