Let the games begin
In the battle of the new bosses, Steve Clarke got one over on Brendan Rodgers. Zoltan Gera gave West Brom the lead against Liverpool.
Things went from bad to worse for Liverpool as Daniel Agger was sent off after conceding a penalty.
Shane Long missed the spot-kick but Peter Odemwingie made no mistake when the Baggies were awarded another minutes later.
Romelu Lukaku, on loan from Chelsea, put the icing on the cake with West Brom's third in a 3-0 win.
It's back to the drawing board for Brendan Rodgers after a disappointing start to his Liverpool managerial career.
Santi Cazorla was one of three players to make their debut for Arsenal, but despite a good individual display he could not help the Gunners find a way past Sunderland.
Olivier Giroud spurned a golden opportunity to score a winning goal on his Arsenal debut, firing wide late on.
Demba Ba enjoyed an electric start to the 2011-12 season and he began similarly with an opening day goal against Tottenham.
Andre Villas-Boas jumps for joy after Defoe's equaliser, but he came crashing down to earth minutes later.
Hatem Ben Arfa celebrates after winning and converting the penalty that proved to be Newcastle's winning goal.
With Spurs' striking options limited, Jermain Defoe will take up the mantle of first-choice striker. He scored his side's equaliser at St James' Park.
Fulham have long been difficult to beat at home and they proved it again against Norwich. Damien Duff opened the scoring at Craven Cottage.
Mladen Petric was another player to score on his Premier League bow, netting a double against the Canaries.
Swansea demolished QPR 5-0 at Loftus Road and they were led superbly by new signing Michu, who scored two and set up another.
Nathan Dyer also helped himself to a brace as Swansea stormed to joint-top of the embryonic league table.
Michael Laudrup must think this Premier League management lark is easy after he oversaw a thrashing in his first Premier League game.
Michael Kightly marked his Stoke debut with the opening goal of the game against Reading.
Stoke were reduced to ten men when Dean Whitehead was sent off for giving away a late penalty.
Adam Le Fondre kept his cool to equalise from the spot for Reading. Three years ago the striker was playing in League Two with Rochdale.
West Ham skipper Kevin Nolan scored the cub's first goal back in the Premier League as they beat Aston Villa 1-0.
New Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert got off to a losing start - can he succeed where Alex McLeish failed last season?