Football: United ruins Suarez return by beating Liverpool
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester United ruined Luis Suarez's long-awaited return from a 10-match ban for biting by beating Liverpool 1-0 in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday, relieving some early-season pressure on manager David Moyes.
Javier Hernandez showed a poacher's instinct to volley home deftly 39 seconds into the second half as United advanced despite fielding a largely second-string team against its fierce rival at Old Trafford.
Suarez came closest to equalising for Liverpool, curling a free kick against the crossbar as he hogged the limelight on his return to club football five months after biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic in a Premier League game.
"I thought he was excellent, considering he'd been out for such a long time," Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said. "He ran himself into the ground. As he goes on, he will get sharper."