LONDON Darren Bent delivered Tottenham's first point of the season in a hard-fought 1-1 draw Sunday at Chelsea, while Liverpool tied 0-0 at Villa to end its perfect start to the season.
Juliano Belletti capped Chelsea's early domination with a 28th-minute opener at Stamford Bridge, only to see it canceled out in first-half injury time by Bent's first goal of the season.
Chelsea, like Liverpool, had won its first two Premier League matches. But Spurs manager Juande Ramos was under pressure after two defeats and the uncertainty surrounding Dimitar Berbatov.
"We needed something to kickstart the season to lift the season and give the players some confidence," Ramos said through a translator.
Bent operated as the lone striker while Berbatov looks likely to wrap up his bitter move to Manchester United before the transfer window closes Monday night. Spurs completed the signing of Russia striker Roman Pavlyuchenko as Berbatov's replacement over the weekend.
Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez was taunted at Villa Park for his part in the failed pursuit of Villa captain Gareth Barry.
Liverpool striker Fernando Torres pulled up sharply when chasing a pass and summer recruit David Ngog made his debut.
Three days after leaving Chelsea, winger Shaun Wright-Phillips immediately reignited his career by scoring twice on his return to Manchester City in a 3-0 victory at Sunderland.
Stephen Ireland put the visitors ahead in first-half injury time. Wright-Phillips, who left City in 2005, scored in the 50th and 58th.
MADRID, Spain FC Barcelona lost at promoted Numancia 1-0 in its opening game of the Spanish league season in a major disappointment for new coach Pep Guardiola.
Numancia midfielder Mario Martinez decided the game in the 13th minute at Los Pajaritos Stadium with a fierce shot past goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
Villarreal, last season's runner-up, drew its first match at Osasuna 1-1 in an encounter in which both teams ended with 10 men.
Midfielder Marcos Senna gave Villarreal the lead in the 54th minute with a free kick from the edge of the area.
Villarreal defender Diego Godin was ejected for fouling Osasuna's Masoud Shojaei, and Javad Nekounam converted the resulting penalty in the 68th. Osasuna then had defender Miguel Flano ejected for a 77th-minute foul.
In other games, it was: Atletico Madrid 4, Malaga 0; Sporting Gijon 1, Getafe 2; Racing Santander 1, Sevilla 1; Athletic Bilbao 1, Almeria 3; and Real Betis 0, Recreativo Huelva 1.
Later Sunday, Real Madrid was to begin its bid for a third straight title at Deportivo La Coruna, where it hasn't won since 1991.
MILAN, Italy Newly promoted Bologna beat AC Milan 2-1 to spoil Ronaldinho's debut in the opening round of Serie A.
Ronaldinho set up Milan's equalizer with a cross headed in by Massimo Ambrosini in the 41st minute, after Marco Di Vaio had put Bologna ahead in the 18th. Francesco Valiani sealed the win in the 79th.
AS Roma could only manage a 1-1 tie with Napoli, which had 10 men for most of the second half.
Roma pulled ahead in the 29th, but Marek Hamsik drew Napoli level a minute after Fabiano Santacroce's expulsion.
Lazio beat Cagliari 4-1, coming back with four goals in 30 minutes after going behind 1-0.
Chievo rallied to defeat Reggina 2-1 with a goal in the 88th by Vincenzo Italiano after the teams traded penalty kicks to make it 1-1. Reggina has never won in 11 meetings between the two teams at Chievo's home stadium in Verona.
In other games, it was: Torino 3, Lecce 0; Catania 1, Genoa 0; and Atalanta 1, Siena 0.
FRANKFURT, Germany Luca Toni scored his first goal of the season and Juergen Klinsmann earned his first Bundesliga victory in charge of Bayern when the defending champion routed Hertha Berlin 4-1.
Stuttgart won 2-0 at Hannover, which remained winless.
Toni opened the scoring in the 12th minute, but Bayern could not score again until Philipp Lahm broke through after a pass from Ze Roberto and beat Berlin's goalkeeper Jaroslav Drobny in the 54th.
Bayern got its third 2 minutes later when Schweinsteiger converted a penalty he had earned.
Berlin defender Steven von Bergen gave away his second penalty when he downed Ze Roberto and Miroslav Klose scored from the spot in the 70th.
In Stuttgart, striker Mario Gomez scored in the 18th after his Germany teammate, Hannover goalkeeper Robert Enke, deflected a shot after a corner. Gomez volleyed in the rebound and notched his sixth goal in six games.
Pavel Pardo converted a penalty in the 40th to seal Stuttgart's second win of the season.
PARIS Ludovic Obraniak's second-half goal gave Lille a surprise 2-1 win over Bordeaux in the French league.
The midfielder sent a powerful shot from the edge of the box into the top corner in the 76th minute, as Lille rallied from a goal down for its first win of the season.
Argentina forward Fernando Cavenaghi had given Bordeaux the lead with a semi-volley from 25 yards under the crossbar in the 28th. Brazilian midfielder Michel Bastos then beat the offside trap to level for Lille in the 31st, placing the ball out of goalkeeper Ulrich Rame's reach.
Rennes held Toulouse to a scoreless draw in a game with few scoring chances.
GLASGOW, Scotland Striker Kenny Miller scored two goals against his former team to give Rangers a 4-2 win over Celtic in the Old Firm derby.
Miller scored his first goals since an offseason move from Derby made him the first player to rejoin Rangers after a spell at Glasgow rival Celtic.
Daniel Cousin and Pedro Mendes added the other goals to send Rangers to the top of the Scottish Premier League ahead of Kilmarnock on goal difference. Celtic, which had goals from Georgios Samaras and Shunsuke Nakamura, is three points behind in fourth place.