Reds cruise to Wearside win

Kuyt set the visitors on their way with 33 minutes gone when he converted a hotly-disputed penalty, and Suarez completed the job with 13 minutes remaining.

But the Black Cats trudged off the pitch on the final whistle hugely aggrieved at the penalty decision with defender John Mensah, who was later shown a straight red card for a professional foul on Suarez, appearing to trip Jay Spearing outside the box.

There was genuine optimism on Wearside for a repeat of last season's victory over the Reds which came when Darren Bent's shot found its way into the back of the net with the help of a deflection off a beachball.

But Liverpool were much more effective despite ?35million man Andy Carroll enduring a quiet afternoon on his full league debut for the club.


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Source: PA