Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge tore Crystal Palace apart to send Liverpool top of the Premier League with a 3-1 victory on Saturday as Manchester City bounced back from their Bayern Munich mauling by beating Everton 3-1.
In the early kickoff at the Etihad Stadium,Alvaro Negredo and Sergio Aguero scored to help City come from behind to beat Everton,easing the disappointment of their home defeat by Bayern in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Suarez,making his first Anfield appearance of the season after completing a suspension for biting an opponent,set Liverpool on their way to their fifth league win with an early improvised finish. England forward Sturridge,who has now scored or assisted 16 goals in his last 11 league appearances,made it two with a fine solo goal and Steven Gerrard added a penalty his 99th league goal before halftime against struggling Palace.
French striker Loic Remy gave Newcastle United’s under-pressure manager Alan Pardew some relief by netting twice in a 2-1 victory at Cardiff City. Fulham did the same for manager Martin Jol,edging past Stoke City 1-0 with Darren Bent’s 83rd-minute winner,while Hull City and Aston Villa played out a goalless draw at the KC Stadium.
Champions Manchester United will be aiming to avoid a third successive league defeat when they face Sunderland in Saturday’s late kickoff.
Liverpool lead the way with 16 points,one ahead of Arsenal and three in front of City and Tottenham Hotspur. Everton dropped to fifth with 12 points. Arsenal,Tottenham and Chelsea,who are sixth,all play on Sunday.
United fight back
In the late match,Manchester United came from behind at Sunderland to win 2-1,thanks to goals from young Belgian Adnan Januzaj. United had started poorly,with Namaneja Vidic conceding posession inside the box for Sunderland’s opener. United went into the break level,but came out with purpose. Januzaj scored twice in the second half to give Moyes his first league win in three weeks.