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Let the games begin

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  • Getting in Gera

    In the battle of the new bosses, Steve Clarke got one over on Brendan Rodgers. Zoltan Gera gave West Brom the lead against Liverpool.

    Agger through the heart

    Things went from bad to worse for Liverpool as Daniel Agger was sent off after conceding a penalty.

    Why the Long face?

    Shane Long missed the spot-kick but Peter Odemwingie made no mistake when the Baggies were awarded another minutes later.

    Good Luk charm

    Romelu Lukaku, on loan from Chelsea, put the icing on the cake with West Brom's third in a 3-0 win.

  • Not-so-Jolly Rodgers

    It's back to the drawing board for Brendan Rodgers after a disappointing start to his Liverpool managerial career.

    Spanish pass master

    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.

    Oli G in da house

    Olivier Giroud spurned a golden opportunity to score a winning goal on his Arsenal debut, firing wide late on.

    Raise the Ba

    Demba Ba enjoyed an electric start to the 2011-12 season and he began similarly with an opening day goal against Tottenham.

  • Leap of faith

    Andre Villas-Boas jumps for joy after Defoe's equaliser, but he came crashing down to earth minutes later.

    Top Hat

    Hatem Ben Arfa celebrates after winning and converting the penalty that proved to be Newcastle's winning goal.

    Jermain attraction

    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.

    Duff Man

    Fulham have long been difficult to beat at home and they proved it again against Norwich. Damien Duff opened the scoring at Craven Cottage.

  • Pet's at home

    Mladen Petric was another player to score on his Premier League bow, netting a double against the Canaries.

    Michu magic

    Swansea demolished QPR 5-0 at Loftus Road and they were led superbly by new signing Michu, who scored two and set up another.

    Swans soar

    Nathan Dyer also helped himself to a brace as Swansea stormed to joint-top of the embryonic league table.

    Laud and clear

    Michael Laudrup must think this Premier League management lark is easy after he oversaw a thrashing in his first Premier League game.

  • High as a Kightly

    Michael Kightly marked his Stoke debut with the opening goal of the game against Reading.

    Red and White

    Stoke were reduced to ten men when Dean Whitehead was sent off for giving away a late penalty.

    Stoke pay the 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.

    Captain marvel

    West Ham skipper Kevin Nolan scored the cub's first goal back in the Premier League as they beat Aston Villa 1-0.

  • Lamb to the slaughter

    New Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert got off to a losing start - can he succeed where Alex McLeish failed last season?