English Premier League: Liverpool hammer Cardiff City 4-1

Oct 28, 2018, 09:42 IST | AFP

Liverpool were the only club who started the weekend among the top five in action on Saturday, with reigning champions Manchester City not facing Tottenham Hotspur until Monday

English Premier League: Liverpool hammer Cardiff City 4-1
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring against Cardiff City yesterday. Pic/AFP

Liverpool took advantage of their title rivals' inactivity to go three points clear at the top of the Premier League with a 4-1 win at home to Cardiff on Saturday. Liverpool were the only club who started the weekend among the top five in action on Saturday, with reigning champions Manchester City not facing Tottenham Hotspur until Monday.

Mohamed Salah fired Liverpool into a 10th-minute lead. From a cross into the Cardiff box, Sadio Mane's shot was blocked by Sean Morrison but Egyptian forward pounced on the rebound for his 33rd goal in 35 games at Anfield.

Mane doubled Liverpool's lead in the 66th minute. But Liverpool's hopes of a club record 10th successive home clean sheet were dashed when Callum Paterson found the net in the 77th minute. However, two goals inside the final 10 minutes from Xherdan Shaqiri and Mane put the result beyond doubt.

Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Mithali Raj's journey from dancer to ace cricketer!

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK