Carlos Tevez pounced on a Martin Skrtel mistake to continue his Manchester City rehabilitation by snatching a 2-2 draw for the champions at Liverpool .
The Argentinian, now firmly back in favour, seized on a backpass to strike his side's second equaliser and prevent City slipping to their first Barclays Premier League defeat of the season.
Liverpool were much improved after crashing 3-0 at West Brom in their opener and twice led a pulsating clash with goals from Skrtel and Luis Suarez either side of a Yaya Toure effort.
But new manager Brendan Rodgers was denied his first league win as City again produced the sort of fightback they are beginning to specialise in.
After coming from behind to win their last three games 3-2, a City side which showed five changes had to settle for a draw this time.
Liverpool dominated for large spells with 17-year-old striker Raheem Sterling impressing on his first league start and Joe Allen looking composed on his home debut.
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