Liverpool and Manchester City played out a 2-2 draw at Anfield on Sunday, with the Premier League champions coming back from a goal down twice.
Liverpool were much improved after losing 3-0 at West Brom in their opener and twice led a pulsating clash with goals from Skrtel and Luis Suarez either side of a Yaya Toure effort.
But new manager Brendan Rodgers was denied his first league win as City again produced the sort of fightback they are beginning to specialise in.
Liverpool looked comfortable in possession and good for their lead up until Skitel bizarrely passed the ball back towards his goal keeper with no immediate danger, only for Carlos Tevez to happily run onto the loose ball to break Liverpool’s hearts with a finish to the right of stranded Reina’s goal.
City, who haven’t kept a clean sheet at Anfield since 1986 nor indeed won here since 2003, will see this as a point gained.
Rodgers, whose next three league games come against Arsenal, Sunderland and Manchester United, will hope his side learn quickly that mistakes at the top level seldom go unpunished.
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Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle
Newcastle United succumbed to their first defeat of the season as they lost 2-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Eden Hazard continued his impressive start to life in the Premier League as he and Fernando Torres inspired Chelsea to a 2-0 victory over Newcastle at Stamford Bridge.
Roberto Di Matteo's men have now won all three of their opening games to take an early lead in the table, while for the Magpies it was their first defeat after beating Tottenham last weekend.
Both of Chelsea's goals came in the first half, with Torres winning a penalty for the hosts when Vurnon Anita, on his full Newcastle debut, lashed out at the striker in the box.
Hazard made no mistake with the conversion, making a short run-up before blasting his effort past Tim Krul, who went the right way but could not stretch to keep it out.
The Chelsea duo paired up again for the second, producing some wonderful build-up before Hazard flicked on Torres, allowing him to toe-poke home the Londoners' second.
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