Premier League — 22 April 2013

Luis Suarez could be facing a ban after biting Branislav IvanovicThere was plenty of drama in yesterday’s Premier League games. In the early kick-off Tottenham defeated Manchester City 3-1 at White Hart Lane.

The visitors took an early lead in the fifth minute, Samir Nasri firing home after good play from Carlos Tevez then James Milner.

Spurs equalised with just 15 minutes remaining. Gareth Bale played in a sublime pass to the far post for Clint Dempsey to fire home.

Four minutes later and Spurs were ahead, Jermain Defoe curling in a superb effort from just outside the penalty area.

Bale secured all three points in the 82nd minute, chipping the Ball over Joe Hart, after a fantastic pass from substitute Tom Huddlestone. The victory moved Spurs to within one point of fourth place Chelsea.

The Blues drew 2-2 with Liverpool on a controversial afternoon at Anfield. The game was overshadowed by a bizarre incident though, involving Reds striker Luis Suarez biting Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic.

Chelsea took the lead in the 26th minute, as Oscar headed home unmarked from a Juan Mata corner. Daniel Sturridge was introduced at half-time and he made a major difference to the Reds attack. Luis Suarez found the ex-Chelsea star in the 52nd minute and he fired low past Petr Cech.

Suarez was involved in Chelsea’s second goal, after he handled a Juan Mata corner kick in the 57th minute. Belgium midfielder Eden Hazard made no mistake from the penalty spot, after the Uruguayan was booked for the incident.

Suarez should have been sent-off halfway through the second half for his bite on Ivanovic. The referee did not see the incident and the striker was allowed to head home a 97th minute equaliser from a superb centre from Sturridge.

Chelsea will feel gravely aggrieved at the result. The Blues are now just a point ahead of fifth place Tottenham in the race for Champions League football next season. While Suarez faces the prospect of a lengthy ban.

What should be Luis Suarez’s punishment for biting Branislav Ivanovic?


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