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Suarez does his best Tom Daley impression

ESPN staff
October 28, 2012

After Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season came to an end at the hands of Manchester United and Liverpool and Everton shared the spoils in a heated Merseyside derby, we pick out some of the stand-out moments from Sunday's Premier League action.

Suar billing
Luis Suarez just can't keep himself out of the headlines, can he? After the first goal went in during the 2-2 draw with Everton, the Liverpool striker ran over to David Moyes and threw himself to the turf, mimicking a dive (Moyes had been discussing Suarez's tendency to go down in the build-up). He also netted Liverpool's second, and had a goal incorrectly disallowed for offside during injury time. Anything for a quiet life, eh?

In de-Niall
Even the most myopic Manchester United fan would agree that their opening goal against Chelsea was far from a cracker: Robin van Persie's shot came thundering back off a post, hit David Luiz on the backside and trundled over the line. But friends, you just try telling that to Sky Sports commentator Niall Quinn. While watching the replay he enthused, "Fantastic goal." Erm...

347 and counting
Manchester United had never lost after being two goals up in 346 Premier League games, but they looked like that impressive record was coming to an end at Stamford Bridge. After going 2-0 up inside 12 minutes, Chelsea looked the more likely victors after roaring back to level. However, two red cards for Branislav Ivanovic and Fernando Torres saved United's bacon - as Javier Hernandez went on to score the winner for a 3-2 victory. Make that 347.

Bale's no Saint
After Halloween parties across the country this weekend, Gareth Bale returned to haunt (sorry) his old club with a goalscoring return to St Mary's Stadium. Bale, who was sold by Southampton to Tottenham in 2007, missed Spurs' last two matches - defeat to Chelsea and a 1-1 draw with Maribor in the Europa League - following the birth of his first child, but there was no cradle-the-baby celebrations from the Welsh wizard.

Jay's a Saint
Southampton defender Maya Yoshida owes Jay Rodriguez a drink, and no mistake. In another contender for miss of the season, Yoshida somehow managed to make a mess of a chance from one yard against Spurs - although Southampton did find the back of the net pretty much straight afterwards via Rodriguez. We think Mr Yoshida may have been slightly relieved.

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