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After one of the worst seasons on record last season, Liverpool's Stewart Downing is proving he can do what he was brought in to do all along—find the back of the net.
Downing scored in the Reds' big win over Fulham—something he couldn't manage to do all season last year—giving him two goals through 12 appearances this season.
Here's a selection of comments from around Twitter on the revelation that Downing has become this season for Liverpool as he finally manages to offer something for the Merseyside club to work with in attack.
83 - Stewart Downing's first Premier League goal for Liverpool came from his 83rd shot. Perseverance.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) December 22, 2012
Even more astounding than Messi's tally... Stewart Downing has scored.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 22, 2012
BREAKING: The FA are set to test Stewart Downing for performance-enhancing drugs, as he manages a Premier League assist.
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) December 22, 2012
In his 45th Premier League match for Liverpool, £20m Stewart Downing finally provides his first assist.
— Jonathan Stevenson (@Stevo_football) December 22, 2012
COMPARISON: Chelsea's Lucas Piazon: 2 minutes, 1 assist - Liverpool's Stewart Downing: 2 years, 1 assist.
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) December 23, 2012