Skip to main content

Suarez sets record for goals scored in a month

Suarez signs new Liverpool contract
Luis Suarez's brace sent Liverpool top of the Barclays Premier League with a 3-1 win over Cardiff City at Anfield.
The Liverpool striker, who signed a new long-term deal on Friday, made it 10 goals in four games. Suarez put Liverpool in front with a volley from outside the area after 25 minutes and then turned provider for Raheem Sterling three minutes before the interval. There was enough time for Suarez to grab a third, his 29th Barclays Premier League goal of the calendar year, before the break to put Liverpool firmly in control.
Cardiff showed fight in the second half, with Jordon Mutch reducing the deficit just before the hour, but it was not enough as their winless away run in the top flight was extended to six matches.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers made no changes from the side who beat Tottenham Hotspur 5-0 on Sunday. Suarez retained the captaincy after scoring eight goals in his previous three matches. The visitors made just one change from their 1-0 success over West Bromwich Albion, with Aron Gunnarsson replacing Fraizer Campbell, who dropped to the bench.
Suarez was first to threaten with a shot that clipped David Marshall's side netting after two minutes as the hosts applied early pressure. Craig Noone had Cardiff's first effort, forcing a save from Simon Mignolet following a quick counter after 16 minutes.
Suarez broke Cardiff's resolve when he produced a superb volleyed finish to Jordan Henderson's cross, capping off a magnificent team goal. Liverpool came close to doubling their advantage seven minutes before the interval when John Flanagan almost turned a Glen Johnson cross past Marshall from a tight angle.
Sterling added the second with his third goal in four games, tapping Suarez's pass into an open net, before the Uruguay forward again struck to complete his brace. After a neat backheel from Henderson, Suarez curled an effort past Marshall and into the right-hand corner of the net for his 19th goal of the season.
After a low-key start to the second half, Mutch pulled a goal back for the visitors, heading home unmarked from Guy Whittingham's delivery after 58 minutes. It ended a run of 498 minutes without an away Barclays Premier League goal for Cardiff, who were much improved after the interval.
But a comeback never looked likely and Suarez was only denied a hat-trick by the width of a post as the hosts climbed to the summit.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: “He [Suarez] s doing his job to a really high level. He's doing it consistently, week-in, week-out. For me he's this in-built brain for football. His view of game is different to others and he has an anticipation of where ball is going to drop."
"The team was outstanding today. In the first half some of our football was exceptional. The chances that we are creating we are putting away. We could have scored five in the first half.
"Since January we've been exceptional. People will talk us up and people will talk us down - it is irrelevant to us."
Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay: “I told the players how proud I was of them. We were excellent until Luis Suarez showed why he is about the best player in the world right now. I told them not to go under and we stayed in the game. Liverpool will be challenging for the league this year.”
source:premierleague.com

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Rich Kids of Russia: Instagram mocks the children of oligarchs photographed posing beside luxury golden cars, mansions and private jets

An anonymous Instagram account revealing the lifestyles of the rich children of Russian oligarchs has become an internet sensation. The biography of the anonymous profile says it is dedicated to documenting the lives of the kids from Russia growing up in luxury.  The account specializes in collecting photos of rich Russian kids that they post online themselves, with everything from luxury cars through to selfies with expensive cars, boats or famous people.

$2million raised by Spark Internet Group

Jason Njoku, Bastian Gotter and Mary Remmy-Njoku launched Spark, the Lagos-based Internet Group that invests in Nigerian start-ups, a few months back. (If you missed it, read it HERE). They launched with a $1m investment fund and have just announced that due to huge interest in their company, they have secured another $2million from a pool of 17 international high net individual investors, based on a $10m valuation for the three month old company. It seems that the world now firmly has its eyes on Nigeria for exciting Internet companies to invest in!

Spark companies employ 130 people across the nine launched companies in Lagos, three of which have already secured second-round seed investments totaling an additional $700k from Njoku and Gotter. Continue...

Spark’s goal is to revolutionize Nigeria’s angel investment eco-system, focusing on the country’s Internet startup scene.   In an official press release, Jason Njoku of iROKOtv fame says: “Every Spark company we have invested in alread…

THE MAN PETER MBAH

Peter Mbah was born on the 17th, March 1972
He started his primary education in 1978. He attended the Army Children School, Bori Camp, Port Harcourt where he obtained his 1st School Leaving Certificate in 1984. In the same year, he proceeded to Owode High School, Owode Egba, Ogun State and in 1990, he graduated with a Senior Secondary Certificate in Education (SSCE) (O’Levels).
An adventurous Mbah obtained a Certificate in German as Foreign Language from the VolkHoch Schule, Recklinghausen, Germany in 1992. Between 1997 and year 2000, he attended the University of East London, United Kingdom where he graduated as a lawyer (.L.L.B (Hons)) with a Second Class Upper Division. While at the School, Mbah was an outstanding President of the Student Law Society (1998-1999). During his tenure, the association won the Students Union’s prize and certificate of achievement for the “Most Productive Society of the Year”.