FOOTBALL - Liverpool started the new Premier League campaign by suffering their heaviest defeat on the opening day since 1937. Read more below.
> Liverpool suffered their heaviest opening day defeat in the top flight since 1937 – 6-1 at Chelsea.
No full time Liverpool manager has ever won his opening PL match in charge of the club – three draws and four defeats.
> Daniel Agger was sent off for Liverpool. He is the second Liverpool player to be sent off in their opening match and first since Joe Cole v Arsenal in 2010.
> Zoltan Gera scored his first PL goal for West Brom in over four years – since also netting against Merseyside opposition, in their 2-2 draw at Everton in May 2006.
Arsenal 0-0 Sunderland
> Carl Jenkinson was the youngest player to start today’s opening PL matches at the age of 20 years and 192 days old.
Reading 1-1 Stoke City
> Stoke have not won in last seven PL matches – their longest run without a win since November 2008 and January 2009, when they were on a club PL-record run of nine matches without victory.
West Ham United 1-0 Aston Villa
> Kevin Nolan scored his fifth career PL goal against Aston Villa – more against them than any other PL club he has faced. He now has three goals in his last two against them.
Newcastle United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
> Newcastle won their first opening PL match since 2007. Tottenham remain without a PL victory at Newcastle since 2000.
> Goalkeeper Brad Friedel played at the age of 41 years and 92 days old – the seventh-oldest ever player in the division.