Sunday, 15 December 2013

Tottenham 0 - Liverpool 5: Luis Suarez leads by example

Tottenham 0 - Liverpool 5: Luis Suarez leads by example as Liverpool reclaim second spot 

Luis Suarez was in menacing mood at White Hart Lane

LIVERPOOL produced an impeccable display as they moved back to second after seeing off an insipid Tottenham at White Hart Lane.First-half strikes from Luis Suarez and Jordan Henderson ensured Liverpol's fine run continued.Andre Villas-Boas' side have stuttered as of late despite recording back-to-back wins against Fulham and Sunderland respectively.

Tottenham were largely subdued, with Liverpool applying the pressure.
Suarez, who was handed the captain's armband due to Steven Gerrard's absence, led by example.
He nearly earned himself a penalty in the 15th minute, when he was clipped by Etienne Capoue and drew Hugo Lloris into a save despite shooting off balance.
And it was the Uruguayan, who helped the visitors to draw first blood three minutes later. A mistake from Dawson allowed Henderson to pickpocket the defender. Suarez duly capitalised by wriggling free before planting his shot into the bottom left-hand corner for his 13th goal in eight league games.
Suarez nearly made it two five minutes later, but Lloris spread himself to foil him.
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The pressure was unrelenting. Liverpool rattled the crossbar when Philippe Coutinho hit a volley into the ground from a Suarez cross before Glen Johnson fizzed the rebound just over.
A second goal seemed imminent and it arrived five minutes before half-time. Lloris again thwarted Suarez before Henderson fired home.
Tottenham's hopes of a comeback were extinguished on the hour mark when Paulinho was dismissed for his raised foot on Suarez, which was cynical.
And Brendan Rodgers' side compounded Spurs' misery by adding a third 15 minutes from time through Jon Flanagan.
The youngster met Suarez's cross by crashing a volley into the top corner via the underside of the crossbar.
There was still time for a fourth. Suarez raced into a Luis Alberto through ball before chipping the ball over the onrushing Lloris.
Raheem Sterling capped off an excellent afternoon by stroking the ball past Lloris as Villas-Boas was left to swallow another crushing defeat.


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