Fernando Torres lifted Chelsea into second place in the English Premier League after his late winner against title rivals Manchester City, while Sunderland won their first league match of the season.
Sunderland duo Steven Fletcher and Lee Cattermole have been ruled out for the rest of the season.
David Silva grabbed both goals in his side's 2-0 Premier League win over Fulham, while Liverpool thumped Norwich 5-0. Elsewhere, Loic Remy scored on his QPR debut and Steven Fletcher grabbed two in a Sunderland win.
Martin O'Neill will no doubt have breathed a sigh of relief when the final whistle gave Sunderland their first win after just a point from four games, as they dispatched Reading 3-0.
Sunderland got their first win in seven games as they saw off an in-form Fulham side 3-1 at Craven Cottage, taking advantage of home captain Brede Hangeland receiving a first-half red card.
Edin Dzeko handed Premier League champions Manchester City a late victory at Fulham, Luis Suarez hit another hat-trick against Norwich City, and Everton continued their impressive early form.