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Suso shows off skills for Liverpool v Southampton

VIDEO: Is Suso the heir to Suarez's throne Spaniard shows off skills against Saints

By
John Drayton

PUBLISHED:

11:28 GMT, 5 March 2013

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UPDATED:

11:29 GMT, 5 March 2013

Liverpool fans worried about Luis Suarez departing for pastures new need fear no more.

The Uruguay striker has been linked with a 40million move to Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

But even if he does join Pep Guardiola in Germany, Liverpool look to be in safe hands. Step forward… Suso.

Potential: Suso showed why he might yet have plenty to offer Liverpool

Potential: Suso showed why he might yet have plenty to offer Liverpool

The 19-year-old Spaniard has yet to make an impact in the Anfield first team but showed a glimpse of his undoubted potential for Liverpool's Under 21 side in their 1-1 draw with Southampton last night.

The Saints went in front thanks to Vegard Foren, the Norwegian defender who turned down a trial at Anfield to sign for the St Mary's club before Krisztian Adorjan rescued a point for the visitors.

P.S. This one's even better…

Reading are in deep relegation trouble and could do worse than look at their own Under 21 side for reinforcements.

Dominic Samuel has made just one appearance for the first XI and spent the start of this year on loan at League One Colchester.

But he showed he has plenty to offer with this stunning solo goal in the Royals' 3-0 win over Manchester City.

Charlton 1 Derby 1 – match report

Charlton 1 Derby 1: Rams stop rot as Haynes' stunner cancelled out late by Ward

PUBLISHED:

17:53 GMT, 29 December 2012

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UPDATED:

17:53 GMT, 29 December 2012

Substitute Jamie Ward scored from the penalty spot to secure a point for Derby at Charlton.

The Rams were staring at a third straight defeat after a Danny Haynes wonder-strike put the hosts ahead in the first half.

But after the break Charlton defender Michael Morrison fouled Richard Keogh in the area to earn a second booking and Ward, back after three months out injured, tucked in the spot-kick.

Spot on: Jamie Ward scored for Derby after Michael Morrison was sent off

Spot on: Jamie Ward scored for Derby after Michael Morrison was sent off

Spot on: Jamie Ward scored for Derby after Michael Morrison was sent off

Match facts

CHARLTON: Hamer, Solly, Morrison, Cort, Evina, Wilson, Stephens (Dervite 73), Pritchard, Jackson, Kermorgant (Fuller 85), Haynes, (Wright-Phillips 35). Subs Not Used: Sullivan, Wagstaff, Kerkar, Hulse.

Sent Off: Morrison (71).

Booked: Morrison, Hamer.

Goals: Haynes 19.

DERBY: Legzdins, Brayford, Keogh, O'Connor, Roberts, Davies, Coutts, Hendrick, Hughes (Ward 68), Tyson (Sammon 65), Robinson, Ward, (Jacobs 83). Subs Not Used: Fielding, Doyle, O'Brien, Freeman.

Booked: Hughes, Keogh, O'Connor.

Goals: Ward 72 pen.

Attendance: 17,761

Referee: Carl Boyeson (E Yorkshire)

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Charlton kicked off on the back of three straight defeats but took the lead when Haynes conjured up a stunning solo goal.

There seemed little danger when the striker collected the ball back in midfield with 19 minutes on the clock.

But he drifted out wide before swiftly cutting back inside and unleashing a rocket from 25 yards into the top corner.

However, Haynes' afternoon was cut
short after just half an hour when he pulled up with a hamstring injury
and was replaced by Bradley Wright-Phillips

Meanwhile, Derby were keeping Ben Hamer busy in the Charlton goal.

The keeper had already tipped over an
early Ben Davies free-kick, and was then called into action to deny
Theo Robinson and Nathan Tyson as the Rams pushed for an equaliser.

Yet Charlton could have doubled their
advantage before half-time when Yann Kermorgant chipped into the area
but Morrison glanced his header wide.

Top shot: Danny Haynes scored an absolute beauty to hand Charlton the lead

Top shot: Danny Haynes scored an absolute beauty to hand Charlton the lead

Wright-Phillips was then put through
by Johnnie Jackson but Derby keeper Adam Legzdins charged out of his
goal to make a fine block, before Lawrie Wilson fired narrowly wide.

Charlton began the second half like
they finished the first, with Wright-Phillips crossing for Jackson whose
header was off target.

Left-back Cedric Evina then forced Legzdins to tip his fierce drive over the top, and Dale Stephens' volley flew too high after he was teed up by right-back Chris Solly.

The industrious Bradley Pritchard charged the length of the field before winning a free-kick on the edge of the Derby area, from which Jackson was denied by another fine block from Legzdins.

Pritchard went even closer just after
the hour mark when he met Wright-Phillips' cross but crashed his shot
against the crossbar.

But the match turned in the 69th
minute when Morrison, who had been booked in the first half, slid in on
Keogh and was shown a second yellow card, followed by a red.

Ward, who had replaced Will Hughes just two minutes earlier, stepped up and sent Hamer the wrong way from the spot.

Derby could have snatched the win with eight minutes to go but John Brayford's header came back off the post.

Southend 0 West Ham 3: Sam Baldock run continues as Hammers smash Shrimpers at Roots Hall

Baldock continues his fine pre-season as West Ham smash Southend at Roots Hall

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UPDATED:

17:26 GMT, 14 July 2012

West Ham warmed up for their Premier League campaign with a convincing 3-0 win at Southend, a performance that saw Sam Baldock score his third goal in successive matches.

The Roots Hall faithful saw a strong West Ham side make a dominant start, testing Shrimpers trialist keeper Rhys Taylor from the off.

Solo effort: Kevin Nolan congratulates Jordan Spence (left) on his goal

Solo effort: Kevin Nolan congratulates Jordan Spence (left) on his goal

Hammers captain Kevin Nolan had a goal
ruled out for offside after just two minutes, before Matthew Taylor and
Ricardo Vaz Te went close.

The Hammers were in control, and their efforts were rewarded after 20 minutes when Nicky Maynard headed home a pinpoint Taylor corner.

Jordan Spence doubled the lead in the 34th minute with a fine solo strike, running from the halfway line before unleashing a powerful shot that beat Taylor at his far post.

After you: West Ham's George McCartney (right) challenges Southend's Neil Harris

After you: West Ham's George McCartney (right) challenges Southend's Neil Harris

It was a goal of some class, though Southend boss Paul Sturrock will surely have been disappointed by the defending, or lack of it.

Indeed, Sturrock made 10 changes at half time to help stem the flow.

It seemed to have the desired effect, as the Hammers struggled to re-assert themselves after the interval.

Worrying: West Ham's Dan Potts is stretchered off

Worrying: West Ham's Dan Potts is stretchered off

But such respite as there was proved short-lived, with Baldock grabbing the third after substitute keeper Paul Smith failed to hold on to an Elliot Lee shot.

Form then on, the Hammers were comfortable, though boss Sam Allardyce will have been concerned to see Dan Potts stretchered off after a nasty clash of heads with Southend's Mark Phillips.