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Suarez does his best Beckham impression

ESPN staff
April 28, 2012
Luis Suarez netted his first Liverpool hat-trick in style © PA Photos
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On a day that saw Wigan thrash Newcastle and Stoke frustrate Arsenal, we round up the best and worst of the Premier League action...

Suarez stunner
Luis Suarez may have had his fair share of controversy this season, but there is no doubting the Uruguayan's quality as he netted his first Liverpool hat-trick in the Reds' 3-0 win at Norwich. Having put his side in command with two pretty impressive first-half strikes, Suarez saved the best 'til last, completing his treble with a stunning lob from more than 40 yards. Sighting John Ruddy off his line, Suarez sent a Beckham-esque effort sailing over the helplessly backtracking Canaries keeper. Well worth a look.

Seasick Steve
Blackburn manager Steve Kean gets enough stick from his own fans without having to worry about opposition supporters joining in - but when the Wigan crowd spotted him in a director's box at the DW Stadium, they didn't spare him. The Scot did not look amused at the Latics being 4-0 up at half-time against Newcastle.

Wigan wonders
Not all that long ago, Wigan looked to have little chance of escaping the drop - but now, out of nowhere, they've started showing form worthy of Barcelona. Following their victory over Newcastle, they've now beaten three of the top four and four of the top six in recent weeks. Not bad.

Golden Graham
A little lower-league bonus for you: Graham Alexander, playing his final game in professional football, scored in the last minute to earn Preston a 2-2 draw against Charlton. Talk about a fairytale ending.

Oh 'Eck
Another damning statistic for Alex McLeish, whose reign at Aston Villa is not likely to go down in history as one of the best: following the 0-0 draw at West Brom, Villa will not have double figures in their "wins" column this season - the first time in Premier League history that's happened.

Billy (not) the Kid
Fulham first-team coach Billy McKinlay was placed in charge of Fulham against Everton after regular boss Martin Jol succumbed to a chest infection. McKinlay's task was to reverse a sequence of 18 successive away defeats for the Cottagers against the Toffees - and he didn't even come close to managing it, as Everton triumphed 4-0.

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