Cardiff City
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Liverpool
2019-04-21 | 17:00 |  English Premier League | Cardiff City Stadium |  Full Time
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Cardiff City Liverpool
  • 0 Goals 2 57' Georginio Wijnaldum (Goal)
    81' James Milner (Penalty)
  • 80' Aron Gunnarsson
    1 Yellow Cards 1 91' James Milner
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Commentary
  • 93'

    FULL-TIME: CARDIFF CITY 0-2 LIVERPOOL! A Brave showing in the fist half from the Bluebirds but Liverpool just too good in the second as they keep the pressure on City.

  • 90'

    What a save! Etheridge does brilliantly as Salah combines with Firmino before shooting and the Cardiff keeper flung himself to the left and keeps the ball out.

  • 90'

    Three minutes of extra time!

  • 89'

    Murphy wastes a good chance to deliver the ball as his he skews his cross out for a corner.

  • 86'

    Liverpool just knocking down the clock as they move the ball all over the field quite happy not to put it into the danger area.

  • 85'

    Cardiff have a chance to get into the box but the offside flag is raised and Alisson had come out and punched clear anyway.

  • 83'

    Hoilett's afternoon comes to an end as he is replace by Murphy who has less than 10 minutes to try bring about a Cardiff miracle.

  • 81'

    GOAL, LIVERPOOL, MILNER! 2-0: That should do it for the away side as they double their lead as Milner buries it into the bottom left corner.

  • 80'

    PENALTY! Salah tussles with Morisson before going down and Atkinson points to the spot.

  • 78'

    Another injury as Ralls looks to have done his hamstring. Bacuna on in place of him.

  • 75'

    Nervy period from Liverpool as Cardiff attempt to rally.

  • 74'

    Fabinho hardly on the field for a minute and is down as he gets a crack on the head. He doesn't look happy but is eventually up. He wants to continue but can't and James Milner takes the field

  • 72'

    Van Dijk the man that gets on the end of the corner but he headers well wide.

  • 71'

    Before the corner is taken, Keita is replaced by Fabinho as Klopp tires to see this game out.

  • 69'

    Peltier concedes a corner after Mane got the better of him. Mane proving to be lethal down the flank and Cardiff just can't contain him.

  • 67'

    Substitution for Cardiff as Niasse departs and Zohore takes the field.

  • 64'

    Cardiff win a corner as they look to hit back. Alisson misses it and Morrison somehow can't get his head on it properly in front of an open goal.

  • 60'

    Poor from Henderson as Mane pulls it back before the midfielder skies his effort.

  • 59'

    The free-kick is poor and Cardiff clear awayand counter attack. the ball falls to Hoilett who let's loose but Alisson gathers.

  • 58'

    Hoilett concedes a free-kick on the left hand side of the field.

  • 56'

    GOAL, LIVERPOOL, WIJNALDUM! What a hit! Alexander-Arnold delivers a good cross and Wijnaldum hits it brilliantly on the half-volley which flies into the back of the net.

  • 55'

    Mendez-Laing clears the corner and Cardiff manage to reset themselves. Alexander-Arnold has a dip from distance but it goes well wide.

  • 54'

    Liverpool driving at Cardiff again through Mane and win another corner. Klopp is not happy with his team and they need to capitalize on this spell.

  • 51'

    Chance! Mane gets into the box from the left flank and bends a shot in which goes a few inches over the bar.

  • 48'

    Close! Morrison heads over after Liverpool don't deal well with a Gunarsson throw in.

  • 47'

    Alexander-Arnold takes and hits the wall.

  • 47'

    HALF-TIME: CARDIFF CITY 0-0 LIVERPOOL! The whistle goes and the crowd erupts as the teams head into the shed on even terms. Liverpool dominated the half but Cardiff had the best chance. A tight contest in the Welsh capital.

  • 46'

    Liverpool win a free-kick in a promising position. Salah, Alexander-Arnold and Henderson standing by the ball.

  • 45'

    Two minutes of stoppage time.

  • 45'

    Kick-off! Back underway in Cardiff.

  • 44'

    Liverpool break and Salah finds Henderson who serves up Alexander-Arnold on the left flank who can only win a corner. He delivered a good cross which Manga cleared away.

  • 43'

    Save! The corner comes back in and Niasse spins and gets a shot away which Alisson had to be awake to deal with. Best chance of the game.

  • 42'

    Liverpool with 79% of the possession but just the three shots on target. Hoilett gets down the right flank and with three Red shirts around him does well to win a corner.

  • 40'

    Save! Alexander-Arnold delivers a corner and Firmino gets a head on it but the effort is tame and Etheridge controls it easily.

  • 38'

    Matip finds Mane with a great ball but the flag is up and Mane is fractionally offside. Liverpool getting better.

  • 36'

    A Cardiff corner allows Liverpool to counter through Salah. Manga stays with him all the way until Salah gets caught with the ball under his feet and Cardiff clear.

  • 34'

    Great save from Etheridge as he flies out to deny Salah who was one-on-one with him!

  • 33'

    Play resumes and Camarasa fouls Matip with a high arm.

  • 31'

    Break in play as Niasse is down receiving treatment.

  • 28'

    Salah gets into the box and tries to combine with Henderson who plays a poor pass and looses out.

  • 26'

    Mane swings in a promising looking cross which Morrison does well to clear away.

  • 25'

    Mendez-Laing again with some brilliant play down the left as he leaves behind Alexander-Arnold before Liverpool deal well with the cross.

  • 22'

    Chance! Firmino fires over. Some great one-touch football has Firmino in on goal but the Brazilian forward misses out.

  • 21'

    Cardiff very compact which allows Matip to join the attack. Keita slips and gives the ball back to Cardiff.

  • 19'

    Cardiff win a free-kick from a high foot from Firmino by the Cardiff box. Warnock is very animated on the sidelines while Klopp is still quiet.

  • 17'

    Liverpool struggling to string together some passes and it's a messy period of play from both teams at the moment.

  • 15'

    Chance! Mendez-Laing skips past Alexander-Arnold before finding Hoilett at the far post, but his shot was blocked for a corner.

  • 13'

    Miss! Mane has a go from distance and fires well over the bar. The crowd is very vocal and it hasn't been a bad start from Cardiff. Liverpool have all the possession but can't find a way through.

  • 10'

    Camarasa is on his feet and play is back underway.

  • 9'

    Play stops as Camarasa stays down after a challenge by Keita. Referee played on before bringing play to a halt.

  • 7'

    Niasse does well to get behind the Liverpool defence but as he drove towards goal the ball crossed the back line.

  • 6'

    Liverpool win a corner and will have an early chance to get the ball into the danger area. Alexander-Arnold delivers and Cardiff and Niasse does well to eventually win a goal kick.

  • 4'

    Cardiff with next to no possession but remaining very guarded and forcing Liverpool to build from deep which sees a ball played over the top that Etheridge safely gathers.

  • 2'

    As expected Liverpool dominate the early proceedings as they knock the ball around the park and settle into the game.

  • 1'

    Kick-off! Play underway at the Cardiff City Stadium!

  • 0'

    Good afternoon and welcome to today's coverage as Liverpool travel to Cardiff for a vital clash in the title race!

  • 0'

    Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita, Mane, Salah, Firmino. Subs: Mignolet, Gomez, Milner, Fabinho, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi.

  • 0'

    Cardiff XI:Etheridge, Peltier, Morrison, Manga, Bennett, Gunnarsson, Ralls, Mendez-Laing, Camarasa, Hoilett, Niasse. Subs: Smithies, Cunningham, Bacuna, Harris, Murphy, Reid, Zohore

  • 0'

    Neil Warnock has stuck with the same side that recorded a crucial win against Brighton last week as they fight to survive relegation. It's a big ask but three points today would put them level with Brighton who face Tottenham on Tuesday.

  • 0'

    Jurgen Klopp has made three changes as Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, and Roberto Firmino all start. Anything less than three points could be the title challenge over after City beat Tottenham yesterday and only have the league to focus on now.

  • 0'

    All the stats are in favour of Liverpool who have beaten the Bluebirds in all three of their Premier League encounters with Cardiff who have conceded five or more goals on three occasions this season.

  • 0'

    10 minutes to go! It's expected to be a walkover for the home side but funny things happen at this stage of the season. Two sides on opposite ends of the spectrum just as desperate to get a result.

  • 0'

    The teams are out and we are seconds away from kick-off!

Team Line-ups
Cardiff City Liverpool
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Lee Peltier
  • Joe Bennett
  • Sean Morrison
  • Bruno Ecuele Manga
  • Joe Ralls
  • Aron Gunnarsson
  • Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
  • Víctor Camarasa
  • Oumar Niasse
  • David Junior Hoilett
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 17
  • 19
  • 21
  • 29
  • 33
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 13
  • 14
  • 26
  • 32
  • 66
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Naby Keita
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Sadio Mané
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Alisson
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Andrew Robertson
  • Joel Matip
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold
Substitutions
  • Kenneth Zohore
  • Josh Murphy
  • Alex Smithies
  • Bobby De Cordova-Reid
  • Leandro Bacuna
  • Greg Cunningham
  • Kadeem Harris
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 14
  • 15
  • 18
  • 23
  • 3
  • 7
  • 12
  • 15
  • 22
  • 23
  • 27
  • Fabinho
  • James Milner
  • Joseph Gomez
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • Simon Mignolet
  • Xherdan Shaqiri
  • Divock Origi

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