Suarez Bites And Scores

The Chelsea defender appeared to have done very little to provoke Suarez

The Chelsea defender appeared to have done very little to provoke Suarez

Luis Suarez scored an equaliser seven minutes into added time as Liverpool held Chelsea to a 2-2 draw at Anfield.

But his feat was overshadowed by a disgraceful incident that saw the striker bite Branislav Ivanovic.

After Daniel Sturridge had responded to Oscar’s headed opener at the start of the second half, Suarez supplying a brilliant assist, the Uruguayan began to have a less admirable influence on proceedings.

He committed a clear handball after 55 minutes to allow Chelsea to take the lead again through Eden Hazard, but it was another part of his anatomy that caused so much controversy just over 10 minutes later.

Clashing with Ivanovic in the box, Suarez took the Chelsea defender’s arm in his mouth and bit Ivanovic through the shirt. Though no further action was taken by the match officials, Suarez could well find himself hauled in front of the Football Association for the shameful act.

It is not the first time the Uruguayan striker has bitten an opponent. In 2010 he was hit with a seven-game ban for a similar incident with PSV Eindhoven’s Otman Bakkal, and never played another league game for the Amsterdam club.

But for all Suarez’s faults he undoubtedly remains a devastating player and deep, deep into added time, he nodded the ball past Petr Cech to complete an afternoon that showcased both the best and worst of English football’s most divisive character.