Reading 3-2 Middlesbrough. Give it up for Reading, the only team in the Premiership named after a railroad on the Monopoly board. They came back from a 2-0 deficit to win their first Premiership game, 3-2 over Middlesbrough. Boro scored twice in the opening 21 minutes, and it was all Reading from there. 'Boro's lucky they didn't lose by 2 or 3 goals, actually.
Arsenal 1-1 Aston Villa. Theo Walcott has had just about enough of your snickering. He didn't once see the pitch at the World Cup, but he made his presence felt today with Arsenal, coming on in the second half and completely changing the game. He set up Gilberto Silva for a point-salvaging goal in their first game at their new crib. Despite giving up the late goal, it's still a pretty nice result for Villa.
Sheffield United 1-1 Liverpool. Arsenal wasn't the only high-profile club to get a late equalizer, as Liverpool scored scored on a 70th minute penalty kick after a controversial call. The ref ruled that Steven Gerrard was fouled in the box by Sheffield's Chris Morgan, but to be honest with you, I didn't see a whole lot of contact; it looked more to me like Gerrard picked up some diving pointers from the Portuguese in the World Cup. Of course, Liverpool's coach said the guy deserved to be ejected as well as given a penalty.