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Played
September 29, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
Stadium of Light — Sunderland
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 41415‎
 
Top of the Match
Luis Suárez
Luis Suárez
Liverpool
Daniel Sturridge
Daniel Sturridge
Liverpool
Flop of the Match
Jozy Altidore
Jozy Altidore
Sunderland
Jozy Altidore
Jozy Altidore
Sunderland

Sunderland 1-3 Liverpool: Suarez strikes twice on winning Premier League return

Goals from the Uruguay international and strike partner Daniel Sturridge secured the victory, with Brendan Rodgers' men holding off a comeback from the home side.

Luis Suarez Liverpool Sunderland Premier League 09292013
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Luis Suarez struck twice on his Premier League return to help Liverpool record a 3-1 win over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday, a result that sees the Reds move up to second place in the league table.

Just moments after Sebastian Larsson had hit the bar for the hosts, Daniel Sturridge controversially gave the away side the lead, appearing to use his arm to nudge the ball goalwards, before Suarez doubled the advantage just eight minutes later off a feed from Sturridge.

Emanuele Giaccherini struck immediately after halftime as Sunderland hinted at a comeback, but, in pushing forward for an equalizer, they were stung on the break as Liverpool's Urguayan frontman grabbed his second goal late on, competing a perfectly executed counterattack with Sturridge to ice the match.

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Sunderland

20
Keiren Westwood
Goalkeeper
3.00
16
John O'Shea
Defender
2.50
24
2.50
4
Sung-Yong Ki
Midfielder
2.50
7
Sebastian Larsson
Midfielder
85′
3.00
8
Craig Gardner
Midfielder
3.00
11
Adam Johnson
Midfielder
2.50
14
Jack Colback
Midfielder
80′
3.00
23
3.50
33
Lee Cattermole
Midfielder
74′
3.50
17
Jozy Altidore
Striker
2.00

Liverpool

2.50
22
Simon Mignolet
Goalkeeper
3.00
3
3.50
4
Kolo Toure
Defender
3.00
17
Mamadou Sakho
Midfielder
3.00
37
3.50
8
Steven Gerrard
Midfielder
28′
3.50
12
Victor Moses
Midfielder
75′
2.50
14
3.50
21
Lucas Leiva
Midfielder
82′
4.50
7
4.50
15

Substitutes

25
Vito Mannone
Goalkeeper
 - 
12
3.00
29
 - 
22
El Hadji Ba
Midfielder
 - 
35
 - 
10
 - 
10
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
1
Bradley Jones
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
 - 
-
Tiago Ilori
Defender
 - 
47
 - 
31
 - 
33
Jordon Ibe
Midfielder
 - 
9
Iago Aspas
Striker

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0