His first was typical Luis Suarez magic, but the Uruguayan’s second goal of the match — a headed effort from outside the box — was something that can only be described as transcendent. We knew that on-loan Valencia defender Aly Cissokho could whip in a cross or two, but under pressure from the West Brom rear guard, the fullback would send in a picture perfect number that, to be fair, most players wouldn’t be able to take advantage of; Suarez, on the other hand, isn’t just any player.
The ability to not only place the ball, but to generate the raw power needed to send a header with that much pace from outside the box and beat a ‘keeper of Myhill’s pedigree is otherworldly. There’s little doubt the Uruguayan will be looking for his hat-trick in the coming 45-minutes as Brendan Rodgers men look to not only banish the memories of the Baggies doing the double last season, but keep pace with Arsenal.
Despite having Mikel Arteta sent off for a professional foul on Marouane Chamakh, Arsene Wenger’s side managed a 2-0 win against managerless Crystal Palace earlier today to stay at the top of the league.