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Reds earn controversial win

Luis Suarez’s controversial goal proved the difference as Premier League giants Liverpool beat fifth-tier Mansfield Town 2-1 in their FA Cup third round clash on Sunday.

The Uruguayan international no stranger to controversy since his arrival in England in January 2011  clearly handled the ball before poking it into the net to give the visitors a 2-0 lead with just over half an hour to go.

The hosts’ leading scorer Matt Green ensured an exciting finish with a 79th-minute strike.

Daniel Sturridge had opened the scoring seven minutes into his first outing following his £12 million ($19.3 million, 14.8 million euros) move from Chelsea.

Liverpool were made to work hard for their win despite the 18-time English champions playing a side that was relegated from the Football League in 2008.


Daniel Sturridge has insisted Liverpool fans are yet to see the best of him despite taking only seven minutes to score on debut in Sunday’s 2-1 FA Cup third round win at Mansfield. ‘I haven’t had much training,’ Sturridge told Monday’s Liverpool Echo. ‘I’ve only had three sessions with the lads and then a light session on Saturday before the game. ‘I am lacking sharpness in front of goal. I missed a few chances but hopefully once I get my fitness those ones that I missed will go in.’
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