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Not up to Suarez to own up to handball: Manager

sports Updated: Jan 09, 2013 02:57 IST
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was forced into another defence of Luis Suarez after the striker's controversial goal helped Liverpool beat Mansfield Town 2-1 on Sunday and advance into the FA Cup fourth round.

Suarez's 19th goal of the season, assisted by a clear handball, prompted the Mansfield chief executive, Carolyn Radford, to say it felt like a replay had been "stolen" from her club. Rodgers, though, defended his player. "It's not his job to own up," said the Liverpool manager.

Suarez was subjected to cries of "cheat" from the home crowd and the goalkeeper, Alan Marriott, said the offence was so obvious that some of the other Liverpool players had sympathised. "When you see Luis Suárez laughing as he kicks the ball across the line … he knows himself what happened."

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