Sunderland hold listless Man United; Spurs win

Sunderland hold listless Man United; Spurs win

Manchester United laboured to a ponderous 1-1 draw away at Sunderland on Sunday that delivered a first Premier League point of the season but laid bare their dire need for reinforcements. United's  frailties at both ends of the pitch were there for all to see.

Juan Mata's opening goal on 17 minutes proved a unique scoring opportunity while their lack of a commanding centre half was exploited by an unmarked Jack Rodwell for Sunderland's equaliser.

Goals were not in short supply at White Hart Lane where Harry Redknapp endured a miserable return to his former club. 

Nacer Chadli scored twice for Tottenham Hotspur while record signing Erik Lamela was pivotal in a playmaker role, sparking celebrations for new Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, whose side sit top of the fledgling table, and more gloom for Redknapp.

Queens Park Rangers have no points from their first two games after being promoted back to the prestigious Premier League after a season in the second tier.

Ten-man Hull City came within six minutes of holding on for victory over Stoke City but Nikica Jelavic's opener was cancelled out by Ryan Shawcross's scrambled effort late on. 

Hull, who had James Chester sent off after 14 minutes, have four points from their first two games of the season, while Stoke's late leveller ensured they got off the mark. 

Dortmund shocked

Last season's runners-up Borussia Dortmund suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat to Bayer Leverkusen at the start of their Bundesliga season on Saturday. 

Winger Karim Bellarabi took nine seconds to score the opener for the visitors while Stefan Kiessling scored the visitors' second goal in stoppage time. 

Meanwhie, in the Spanish League Athletic Bilbao lost 0-1 to Malaga.  The match saw some dramatic moments like Bilbao keeper Gorka Iraizoz had a goal disallowed and they were getting denied a penalty.