Liverpool snatch the English Premier League table’s lead after 2-0 win at Cardiff

Liverpool 2-0 Cardiff

Liverpool have snatched the top of the English Premier League with a 2-0 win at Cardiff City on Sunday that restored their two-point lead over Manchester City.

The Reds, who have lost just once in the league all season, have 88 points, a club record in the Premier League era, while City, who beat Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 on Saturday, are on 86 but have a game in hand.

Liverpool’s Georginio Wijnaldum broke the deadlock in fine style with a first-time strike from a clever short corner from Trent Alexander-Arnold after an intense spell of pressure following the interval.

Late in the game, Morrison was judged to have pulled down Mohamed Salah in the box and substitute James Milner converted the 81st-minute penalty to make sure of the crucial three points for Klopp’s side.

Cardiff remain in 18th place, the final relegation spot, and are three points behind 17th placed Brighton & Hove Albion, having played a game more.