LONDON (AFP) - Big-spending Liverpool's hopes of launching their Premier League season with a victory ended in disappointment on Saturday as the new-look Reds were held to a 1-1 draw against Sunderland. Liverpool, who have spent more than 100 million on rebuilding their squad since the turn of the year, looked to be on course for all three points after Luis Suarez headed them 1-0 up at Anfield after 12 minutes. Suarez's opener came after the Uruguayan international had missed a penalty on three minutes after Sunderland midfielder Kieron Richardson controversially escaped a red card for his foul on the South American forward. But as the game wore on, Liverpool faded -- with 20 million signing Jordan Henderson particularly disappointing -- and Swedish international Sebastian Larsson levelled for the visitors with a spectacular volley on 57 minutes. Bolton thrash QPR In other opening round games on Saturday, Bolton gave newly promoted QPR a brutal introduction to life in the top flight with a 4-0 mauling at Loftus Road. A dismal afternoon for the Londoners -- returning to the Premier League this season after a 15-year absence -- had started when striker DJ Campbell had a goal disallowed for offside early on. Right on half-time Gary Cahill curled in a 25-yard effort to put Bolton 1-0 up before a second-half own-goal from Rangers' Danny Gabbidon doubled the visitors' advantage. Late goals from Ivan Klasnic and Fabrice Muamba completed the rout before Clint Hill was sent off for the home side late on to seal a wretched afternoon for Neil Warnock's men. Norwich hold Wigan: But there was better news for another of the newly promoted Championship teams as Norwich earned a point with a 1-1 draw at Wigan. Wigan took the lead with a Ben Watson penalty on 21 minutes after Ritchie de Laet brought down Franco di Santo. But Norwich got back on level terms on the stroke of half-time when a dreadful blunder by Wigan keeper Ali Al Habsi allowed Wes Hoolahan to rifle in from eight yards. Wolves beat Blackburn: At Ewood Park, Wolves came from behind to defeat Blackburn 2-1. Blackburn took the lead through a goal by debutant Mauro Formica on 20 minutes before Wolves levelled through a Steven Fletcher header moments later. Wolves went ahead two minutes after the restart through Stephen Ward, volleying in on 47 minutes in the immediate aftermath of a a missed penalty from Kevin Doyle. In Saturday's other early game, Fulham and Aston Villa ground out a 0-0 stalemate at Craven Cottage. Saturday's late game sees Arsenal take on Newcastle at St James Park. Holders Manchester United launch their season at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday while Chelsea travel to Stoke. Manchester City kick off their season at home to Swansea on Monday.