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Suarez to the four in Anfield rout

YOU can say what you like about Luis Suarez, but last night he was unlikely to hear you after he sent Anfield into raptures.

The Liverpool striker scored a hat trick inside 35 minutes and waited until midway through the second half to score his fourth as Norwich City were given a painful drubbing. Raheem Sterling then added a fifth goal late on to add insult to a very painful injury.

Liverpool know what that is like since they lost to Hull City on Saturday but that result was forgotten in the time it took Suarez to lob in his opening goal from 45 yards. He supplemented his tally by scoring from a corner, with a half-volley and then a free-kick. Bradley Johnson had nodded in a consolation before Sterling completed the scoring.

There were more goals in Sunderland, if not quite as much in the way of comfort for Chelsea. The London side won 4-3 but were left clinging on to their lead when Phil Bardsley - who had earlier turned in an own goal - scored late on for the home side.

There was an expected scorer for Arsenal too, as Nicklas Bendtner got his first goal for the club since March 2011 in a 2-0 win over Hull, while Manchester City registered only their second away league win of the season thanks to two goals from Yaya Toure, Aston Villa, Tottenham Hotspur and Swansea City also earned wins, while Cardiff City drew away to Stoke City.

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