Big-spending Manchester City maintained their perfect start to the Premier League season with a 3-2 win at Bolton Wanderers, while Arsenal capped a week to forget with a 2-0 home defeat by Liverpool.
Manchester City's Edin Dzeko (R) celebrates scoring against Bolton Wanderers during their English Premier League soccer match in Bolton, northern England August 21, 2011 Photo: Reuters
In France, Montpellier HSC remained the only side with a 100 percent record, while there were surprise leaders in Germany too where last season's relegation battlers Borussia Moenchengladbach have set the early pace in the Bundesliga.
Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers top the early standings after winning their second successive matches of the new Premier League season on Sunday.
City won 3-2 at Bolton Wanderers while Wolves beat Fulham 2-0 at Molineux to make their best start in the top flight since 1979.
City lead the standings on goal difference, while champions Manchester United could join them on Monday if they beat Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford when Spurs play their first match of the season.
It was another miserable weekend for Arsene Wenger's Arsenal who lost 2-0 at home to Liverpool, but despite all the problems facing his side, who have yet to score in the league, the manager pledged his commitment to the club.
"I am disappointed by our start to the season but there is no chance I will walk away," Wenger, manager since 1996, said. "There is only the chance I will still try to give my best for the club."
Borussia Moenchengladbach and Hanover 96 lead the table with seven points from three games after a weekend in which the nine games produced an impressive 33 goals.
Moenchengladbach, who narrowly survived relegation last term, are top on goal difference after a 4-1 victory over VfL Wolfsburg.
Schalke 04 scored four times in the last 35 minutes to recover from two goals down to win 4-2 at Mainz 05, while Bayern Munich thumped Hamburg SV 5-0 at home.
Olympique Marseille's Jordan Ayew (L) challenges Loic Perrin of Saint-Etienne during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Velodrome Stadium in Marseille, August 21, 2011 (Photo: Reuters)
Montpellier are the surprise leaders in France with the only 100 percent record after three matches.
They hammered Stade Rennes 4-0 but fellow south coast side Olympique Marseille could only manage a 0-0 draw at home to St Etienne.
Big-spending Paris St Germain recorded their first win of the campaign, beating Valenciennes 2-1 thanks to Nene's second-half penalty, while champions Lille won 2-1 at Caen and Olympique Lyon struggled to a 1-1 draw at Stade Brest.