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Suarez refuses to shake Evra's hand

posted 11 Feb 2012, 07:36 by Mpelembe Admin   [ updated 11 Feb 2012, 07:36 ]

Luis Suarez refuses to shake hands with Patrice Evra before Wayne Rooney scores twice to help Manchester United beat Liverpool 2-1 to move top of the Premier League.

Luis Suarez refused to shake Patrice Evra's hand before the start of the match between Manchester United and Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday (February 11).
United won the match 2-1 thanks to two goals from Wayne Rooney which fired them to the top of the Premier League Suarez scored for Liverpool in the 80th minute.

There were few chances in the first half as the spotlight fell on pre-match events when Suarez, who had served an eight-game ban for racially abusing Evra in their last league

encounter, snubbed the Frenchman and ignored his outstretched hand.

Rooney struck twice in three minutes at the start of the second half to turn the focus back to the title race as the champions jumped above Manchester City at the top of the table.

Suarez, booed by home fans every time he touched the ball, struck in the 80th minute to give Liverpool hope but United then held firm to keep all the points.

United have 58 points from 25 games, one more than City who travel to Aston Villa on Sunday. Third-placed Tottenham Hotspur are on 50 points before hosting Newcastle United later on Saturday.