Mackem Defeat But Norwich Win A Toon Concern

Last updated : 29 September 2013 By Footy Mad - Editor

Sunderland 1 - 3 Liverpool
Stoke City 0 - 1 Norwich

1 Arsenal 15
2 Liverpool 13
3 Tottenham 13
4 Chelsea 11
5 Southampton 11
6 Man City 10
7 Hull City 10
8 Everton 9
9 A Villa 9
10 West Brom 8
11 Cardiff 8
12 Man Utd 7
13 Swansea  7
14 Norwich 7
15 Stoke City 7
16 Newcastle 7
17 West Ham 5
18 Fulham 4
19 C Palace 3
20 Sunderland 1

Luis Suarez scored twice on his first Premier League appearance of the season as Liverpool increased the pressure on bottom club Sunderland with a 3-1 win at the Stadium of Light.

Liverpool broke the deadlock with a controversial goal in the first half as Daniel Sturridge turned the ball in with his arm, before Suarez quickly doubled their lead.

Emanuele Giaccherini reduced Sunderland's arrears on 52 minutes but, despite a spirited performance, Kevin Ball's men could not find an equaliser and Suarez netted again in the closing stages to lift Liverpool to within two points of leaders Arsenal and in second place ahead of Spurs on goals scored.

Jonny Howson's first-half strike steered Norwich to their second Barclays Premier League win of the season as they defeated Stoke 1-0 at the Britannia Stadium.

The Canaries took advantage of sloppy play from their opponents in the 34th minute as Howson collected the ball from Anthony Pilkington and beat Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, who might have done better, from outside the box.

Norwich had already hit the crossbar through Ryan Bennett and were good value for their lead.

Stoke improved after the interval and looked unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when Leroy Fer had a hand on Kenwyne Jones in the area, before Begovic pulled off a smart save to keep out a Robert Snodgrass shot.