Romelu Lukaku enjoyed a dream Premier League debut for Manchester United as the Belgian's brace inspired a 4-0 rout of West Ham
Substitute Nathan Dyer broke the deadlock with a volley on the stroke of half-time, with an own goal from Newcastle right-back Mathieu Debuchy and a late Jonjo Shelvey strike completing victory.
Substitute Jonjo Shelvey's winner 10 minutes from time at Craven Cottage cemented Fulham's place in the bottom three and they are now looking over their shoulders at Crystal Palace, just three points below them after winning at Hull and level with bottom club Sunderland.
Shelvey, a former Liverpool player, was involved in all four goals during the 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
Shelvey agreed to a four-year contract and becomes Swansea's fourth signing this week, after Spanish trio Alejandro Pozuelo, Jose Canas and Jordi Amat.
During the past couple of seasons Gerrard has found himself operating in a deeper role, with the likes of Jonjo Shelvey and Jordan Henderson taking up more attacking positions.
Lucas Leiva's return to the Liverpool midfield was a welcome sight following the Brazilian's three-month lay-off with a thigh injury, and the home side went close to taking the lead inside 10 minutes as Glen Johnson's close-range effort travelled just wide.
England manager Roy Hodgson has called up Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand and Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey after Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs was forced to withdraw from his squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers.
Brendan Rodgers has been hailed as one of the most innovative young managers in the Premier League.