London – The wheels came off Liverpool's bright start as Southampton won 1-0 at Anfield to inflict a first defeat of the season on the Premier League leaders on Saturday.
Southampton defender Dejan Lovren scored with a second-half header to emphatically quieten the premature talk of a title push that had been swirling around Merseyside.
Everton celebrated a stunning 3-2 win at West Ham United with Leighton Baines twice equalising from free kicks and on-loan striker Romelu Lukaku heading a late winner.
Hull City also twice came back from a goal down to win 3-2 at Newcastle United and Stephane Sessegnon scored against his former club as West Bromwich Albion beat bottom side Sunderland 3-0.
Earlier, Aston Villa's Libor Kozak came off the bench to score his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win at Norwich City.
Liverpool stayed top with 10 points from five games, but can be overtaken by Chelsea who face Fulham in a west London derby later on Saturday.
Champions Manchester United visit local rivals Manchester City on Sunday when Arsenal take on Stoke City and Tottenham Hotspur go to Cardiff City. – Reuters