Former Athletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres seems to be wasting no time in endearing himself to the Liverpool crowds, on the basis of today’s match against Derby County. He ran the Derby defence ragged as Liverpool thrashed their opponents 6-0. Spaniards Torres and Xabi Alonso grabbed two goals each, Ryan Babel netted his first for the club and substitute Andriy Voronin also got onto the scoresheet. Liverpool now top the table, their best start to a season since 1998.
Manchester United beat Sunderland by a solitary goal by Louis Saha, giving the victory to Sir Alex against his former captain & protege Roy Keane, who is the coach at Sunderland.
In other matches, Michael Owen scores the goal in a 1-0 Newcastle win over Wigan, while Fulham draws with Tottenham in an exciting match, that had Spurs leading 3-1 at one point. West Ham United beat Reading 3-0, while Everton beat Bolton 2-1 & Middlesborough beat Birmingham 2-0.