A first-half goal from Wayne Rooney gave Manchester United a 1-0 win over promoted Birmingham in their opening Premier League fixture of the season at Old Trafford.
Goals from Benoit Assou-Ekotto and new signing Sebastien Bassong gave Tottenham a 2-1 win over Liverpool in their first game of the Premier League season at White Hart Lane.
Sun, August 16
Manchester United 1 – 0 Birmingham
34′ Wayne Rooney
Tottenham Hotspur 2 – 1 Liverpool
44′ Benoit Assou-Ekotto
56′ Steven Gerrard (pen)
59′ Sebastien Bassong