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Football: Liverpool edge Stoke in eight-goal thriller

Published on Jan 13, 2014 6:01 AM
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Liverpool's Luis Suarez (left) shoots and scores his second goal past Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland during their English Premier League soccer match at the Britannia stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England on Jan 12, 2014. Luis Suarez scored twice as Liverpool secured a first Premier League victory at Stoke City and climbed to fourth in the table with a dramatic 5-3 win on Sunday, Jan 12, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

STOKE-ON-TRENT (AFP) - Luis Suarez scored twice as Liverpool secured a first Premier League victory at Stoke City and climbed to fourth in the table with a dramatic 5-3 win on Sunday, Jan 12, 2014.

The visitors raced into an early 2-0 lead, with a Ryan Shawcross own goal and a Suarez effort giving them an apparently comfortable cushion.

But Peter Crouch's header pulled one back before Charlie Adam - also a former Liverpool player - thumped in from the edge of the area to pull Stoke level just before half-time.

Steven Gerrard restored the lead with a penalty before Suarez curled in a fourth.

 
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