Football

Luis Suarez completes player of the year double

LONDON (AP) — Liverpool forward Luis Suarez has completed the double of English football's player of the year awards.

A week after collecting the Professional Footballers' Association trophy, the Uruguay international won the 2014 vote by the Football Writers' Association on Monday. The 27-year-old Suarez amassed 52 percent of the votes of more than 300 journalists, ahead of teammate Steven Gerrard and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.

FWA chairman Andy Dunn said of Suarez: "Tireless endeavor allied to extraordinary imagination makes an irresistible combination. Add ingenious, impudent finishing and you have a footballer who truly quickens the pulse."

Suarez's awards awards come at the end of a season when his scoring prowess has helped to erase memories of previous bans for racism and biting in Premier League matches.