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Suárez and Sturridge steer Liverpool to victory

Published: Sunday 29 September 2013, 19.15CET
Luis Suárez scored twice as Liverpool FC saw off struggling Sunderland AFC 3-1 to climb into third, on a day when Norwich City FC rediscovered their winning touch at Stoke City FC.
Suárez and Sturridge steer Liverpool to victory
Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring for Liverpool at Sunderland ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 29 September 2013, 19.15CET

Suárez and Sturridge steer Liverpool to victory

Luis Suárez scored twice as Liverpool FC saw off struggling Sunderland AFC 3-1 to climb into third, on a day when Norwich City FC rediscovered their winning touch at Stoke City FC.

Liverpool FC bounced back from last week's home loss against Southampton FC to beat Sunderland AFC 3-1 and climb into third in the Premier League, while Norwich City FC edged out Stoke City FC 1-0.

Propping up the table and without a win this season, there was no respite for Sunderland who fell behind after 28 minutes. Steven Gerrard's inswinging corner split the home defence and Daniel Sturridge bundled in at the back post for his fifth goal in six outings. Brendan Rodgers' team rubber-stamped their lead soon after, Luis Suárez marking his return to league action following suspension by turning Sturridge's centre into an empty net.

Sunderland's caretaker manager Kevin Ball rallied his troops at the break and they produced a spirited response. Simon Mignolet could only parry Lee Cattermole's low drive and Italy midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini snaffled the rebound. Their momentum was punctured a minute from time, though, as Suárez combined with Sturridge once more to score.

In Sunday's early kick-off, Norwich arrested a run of two consecutive defeats by coming out on top away to Stoke, Jonathan Howson's first-half effort proving decisive in the Midlands.

Last updated: 29/09/13 19.21CET

Results

English Premier League 2013/14

Matches
HomeAway
Last updated: 30/09/2013 22:53 CET

29/09/2013

SunderlandSunderland1-3LiverpoolLiverpool

Giaccherini 52

Sturridge 28, Suárez 36, 89

Venue: Sunderland

29/09/2013

StokeStoke0-1NorwichNorwich

Howson 34

Venue: Stoke

28/09/2013

SwanseaSwansea1-2ArsenalArsenal

B. Davies 81

Gnabry 58, Ramsey 62

Venue: Swansea

28/09/2013

Aston VillaAston Villa3-2Man. CityMan. City

El Ahmadi 51, Bacuna 73, Weimann 75

Y. Touré 45, Džeko 56

Venue: Birmingham

28/09/2013

FulhamFulham1-2CardiffCardiff

Ruiz 45

Caulker 12, Mutch 90+2

Venue: London

28/09/2013

HullHull1-0West HamWest Ham

Brady 12 (P)

Venue: Hull

28/09/2013

Man. UnitedMan. United1-2West BromWest Brom

Rooney 57

Amalfitano 54, Berahino 67

Venue: Manchester

28/09/2013

SouthamptonSouthampton2-0Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace

Osvaldo 47, Lambert 49

Venue: Southampton

28/09/2013

TottenhamTottenham1-1ChelseaChelsea

G. Sigurdsson 19

Terry 65

Venue: London

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