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Liverpool Back On Top With Win Over Stubborn Cardiff



Gini Wijnaldum

Liverpool have secured top spot on the Premier League table after they were able to beat stubborn Cardiff City 2-0 away from home in their league clash on Sunday evening.

The Reds needed to win their game against the Bluebirds to secure the Premier League summit ahead of holders Manchester City and that was what they did.

Liverpool huffed and puffed in three first half of the Cardiff City game though the likes of Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane should have done better with their chances.

Cardiff City are in a relegation battle with Brighton and Hove Albion whom they beat on Tuesday night.

The Bluebirds made life difficult for Liverpool who eventually made a breakthrough in the second half through a Georginio Wijnaldum goal off an assist from Trent Alexandre-Arnold.

The Reds added a second goal from the spot after Mohamed Salah was adjudged to have been fouled by Cardiff City skipper Sean Morrison in the Bluebirds’ box.

Substitute James Milner stepped up to convert the resulting penalty and give his team a 2-0 win.

The victory was enough to send Liverpool to the Premier League summit ahead of Manchester City who had earlier taken top spot with a slim 1-0 win over North London giants Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.