Fernando Torres opened his account for the season as Liverpool beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 on Sunday to claim its first win in the Premier League, while Darren Bent scored Sunderland’s injury-time winner against Manchester City. Liverpool started the match in the league’s bottom three on just one point but Torres’ 65th-minute volley allowed his team to climb into mid-table. West Brom had James Morrison sent off with five minutes left.
Bent slotted home a penalty in the fourth minute of stoppage time as Sunderland won 1-0 against City, which was looking to join Arsenal and Manchester United on seven points.
Robbie Blake scored a late free kick as 10-man Bolton drew 2-2 with Birmingham.
Portugal’s Meireles signs for Liverpool
London: Portugal midfielder Raul Meireles left Porto on Saturday after signing a four-year deal with Liverpool. The club paid 14 million euros for the 27-year-old. Meireles joins Joe Cole, Christian Poulsen and Milan Jovanovic at Anfield.
Sevilla, Valencia off to flying starts
Madrid: Sevilla and Valencia recorded opening day wins in La Liga, helping dispel some of the doubts surrounding their abilities to challenge for honours this season. Sevilla beat promoted Levante 4-1 away while two goals from Joaquin helped Valencia to a 3-1 win at Malaga as they started a new era without Spanish World Cup winning duo David Villa and David Silva. New signing Aritz Aduriz opened his account in the ninth minute. Spain striker Fernando Llorente headed the only goal as Athletic Bilbao won 1-0 at promoted Hercules.