Cardiff 0-2 Liverpool

04-22-2019

Liverpool kept up their pursuit of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Cardiff on Sunday

​The visitors were on the front foot from the start, but they found it difficult to break down a highly-organised Cardiff defence. Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah had the best chances of the first half, but Firmino’s effort sailed over the bar from close range and Neil Etheridge was on hand to save from Salah.

Liverpool continued to mount increasing pressure on the Cardiff goal straight after the interval and deservedly opened the scoring through ​Georginio Wijnaldum. Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner found the midfielder in the Cardiff box and he duly stroked the ball past the helpless Etheridge.

The win was all but wrapped up for the Reds with ten minutes left on the clock after Sean Morrison fouled Salah in the box. James Milner stepped up and converted from the penalty spot, sending the Reds back to the top of the Premier League table.