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Sunday's football photos

Reds boss Benitez shakes hands with counterpart O'Neill

Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool: After the Gareth Barry transfer saga, rival bosses Rafael Benitez and Martin O'Neill shake hands before kick-off

Nigel Reo-Coker looks to close down Torres

The action gets under way and the crowd are soon treated to a run from Reds star striker Fernando Torres

Torres heads for the dressing room

Sadly for him, however, the action ends on the half hour when he is forced off with what appears to be a hamstring injury

Barry and Shorey keep Kuyt out

After scoring a crucial goal in midweek, Dirk Kuyt tries to force his way through but finds Barry and Nicky Shorey blocking his path

Pepe Reina saves for Liverpool

Gabriel Agbonlahor goes close for Villa but ultimately the defences come out on top as Liverpool miss the chance to go two points clear

Jenas tries to take the ball past Frank Lampard

Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham: Jermaine Jenas brings the ball forward for Spurs as they look to avoid a third consecutive defeat

King and Cole tangle

At the other end, Joe Cole attempts to get the better of Ledley King as the hosts try to find a way through at Stamford Bridge

Juliano Belletti celebrates his goal

The opening goal arrives in the 28th minute when Darren Bent fails to clear Deco's corner and it hits Juliano Belletti before going in

Bent equalises for Spurs

With the interval looming, Frank Lampard accidentally sends the ball to Bent who makes up for his error by equalising for the visitors

Scolari shows his frustration

Blues boss Luiz Felipe Scolari sends out orders to his players but a winning goal proves elusive as they have to settle for a point

Diouf goes down under pressure from Richard Dunne

Sunderland 0-3 Man City: Summer signing El-Hadji Diouf takes a tumble as the Mackems go after their second win of the season

Jo looks to get the better of Nosworthy

Mark Hughes' side are also in the hunt for a second victory and see 18m buy Jo test Nyron Nosworthy and his defensive colleagues

Ireland gives Man City the lead

The deadlock is broken just before the break when Stephen Ireland's low shot into the corner beats the diving Craig Gordon

Wright-Phillips celebrates making it 2-0 in the 50th minute

Five minutes into the second half, Shaun Wright-Phillips marks his return to City by tapping home Jo's cross-cum-shot to make it 2-0

Wright-Phillips scores his second

The former Chelsea player scores another soon after as the visitors wrap-up a comprehensive win over Roy Keane's team

see also
Aston Villa 0-0 Liverpool
31 Aug 08 |  Premier League
Chelsea 1-1 Tottenham
31 Aug 08 |  Premier League
Sunderland 0-3 Man City
31 Aug 08 |  Premier League

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