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Liverpool back on top after win at Cardiff

21 Apr 2019
Cardiff City v Liverpool

Goals by Gini Wijnaldum and James Milner earn 2-0 victory that restores Reds' lead in Premier League title race

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 victory at Cardiff City.

The title race swung back in Liverpool's favour thanks to second-half goals by Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner.

How they stand

PosTeamPlGDPts
1MCI38 +72 98
2LIV38 +67 97

Wijnaldum made the breakthrough on 57 minutes when he met Trent Alexander-Arnold’s low corner with a fierce strike.

Sean Morrison had a chance to equalise for the hosts when Alisson missed a cross, but the Cardiff captain was unable to guide the ball into the empty net.

Cardiff were made to rue that miss when James Milner sealed their win with an 81st-minute penalty after Mohamed Salah was brought down in the area.

The Reds go two points clear at the top with 88 points from 35 matches, having played a match more than second-placed Manchester City.

Cardiff remain in the bottom three, with 31 points from 35 matches played.

See: Cardiff reportLiverpool report

Next fixtures

Cardiff: 27 Apr v Fulham (A)
Liverpool: 26 Apr v Huddersfield (H)

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