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10 matches where one player single-handedly destroyed the opposition

Andrei Arshavin celebrates his fourth goal for Arsenal against Liverpool at Anfield Despite being a team sport, football has seen days when one pl ...

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News 03 Dec 2014, 20:23 IST
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Andrei Arshavin celebrates his fourth goal for Arsenal against Liverpool at AnfieldDespite being a team sport, football has seen days when one player decided to take matters into his own hands (or feet, if you will) and obliterate the opposition, showing complete disregard for the whole “win as a team, lose as a team” theme. One-man armies are not too common in football, but when they do show up, there is little that can stop them from single-handedly taking down the opponent. In this series, we take a look at individual performances that left a mark on the game as whole and will be remembered for a long time to come.EDIT: Only club performances have been considered.

#10 Luis Suarez vs Norwich City

Luis Suarez really does not like Norwich City. How else would you explain the Uruguayans record against the Canaries 11 goals in 5 games.

Four of those 11 goals came in a 5-1 hammering of Norwich at Anfield in early December of 2013. An audacious 40-yard volley, a left-footed strike from a corner and a brilliant run and half-volley finish all inside 35 minutes to leave the Canaries reeling in shock.

And then a magnificent freekick 15 minutes from time to score his fourth goal of the night, and his third hat-trick against Norwich. Simply magical, and completely unplayable on the night.

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