Suarez credited with 15th league goal

AFP, Wednesday 11 Dec 2013

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was credited with his 15th Premier League goal of the season on Wednesday following a review of his side's 4-1 win over West Ham United

Luis Suarez
Liverpool's striker Luis Suarez (Photo: Reuters)

The Uruguay international played a key role in Liverpool's fourth goal in last weekend's game at Anfield with a long-range strike that took a deflection off West Ham defender Joey O'Brien and was recorded as an own goal.

However, the Premier League's dubious goals panel has now ruled that the goal should be credited to Suarez, who also scored earlier in the match.

It means that Suarez's lead at the top of the scoring chart has increased to three goals, with nearest rival Sergio Aguero of Manchester City having found the net 12 times this term.

Suarez's achievement is rendered all the more remarkable by the fact that he missed the first five games of the campaign as he completed a suspension for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic during a game last season.

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