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FIFA World Cup Player of the Day: Goal machine Luis Suarez

June 20, 2014 09:17 IST

FIFA World Cup Player of the Day: Goal machine Luis Suarez

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Uruguay striker Luis Suarez emerged from a month of treatment on his injured knee to score both goals as Uruguay beat England 2-1 to keep his team's World Cup hopes alive and leave England's hanging by a thread on Thursday.

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Suarez scored with a clever first-half header and struck the winner five minutes from time with a trademark powerful shot to almost certainly eliminate England from the tournament.

The controversial Liverpool striker had knee surgery last month and missed the opening game against Costa Rica.

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Image: Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his second goal
Photographs: Tony Gentile/Reuters

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Suarez nodded home Edinson Cavani's chipped cross after 39 minutes.

In the second half Suarez - the scourge of Premier League defences all season - lashed in the winner in the 85th minute after England failed to deal with a length-of-the field punt by goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

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Image: Luis Suarez of Uruguay celebrates after scoring the second goal against England
Photographs: Matthias Hangst/Getty Images

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Suarez said his two-goal match-winning performance against England in Thursday's 2-1 win in World Cup Group D was the perfect response to his critics.

Uruguay joined Italy and Costa Rica, who play on Friday, on three points at the top of the group.


Image: Luis Suarez, right, tries to get the ball past Raheem Sterling of England
Photographs: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

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