Mar 22, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Cardiff City Stadium
CardiffCardiff City
3-6
Liverpool
Mutch (9', 88'), Campbell (25')
Cala (33'), da Silva (50')
FT(HT: 2-2)
Suarez (16', 60', 90'), Skrtel (41', 53'), Sturridge (75')
Gerrard (2'), Skrtel (90'), Allen (90')

Result: Liverpool edge nine-goal thriller against Cardiff City

Liverpool secure a dramatic 6-3 win against Cardiff City away from home to move to 65 points in the Premier League table.

Liverpool have maintained their Premier League title challenge with a 6-3 win against Cardiff City away from home.

Cardiff started well, with Fraizer Campbell pushing on before being fouled by Steven Gerrard. Kevin Theopile-Catherine also fired over the crossbar after Campbell had directed a deep corner back into the box.

Fraizer Campbell of Cardiff scores his team's second goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match against Liverpool on March 22, 2014© Getty Images

The home side soon took the lead, however. Sloppy play from Liverpool gave the ball to Campbell, who then passed it to Jordon Mutch on the edge of the area. Gerrard tried to block his route to goal, but the Cardiff midfielder drilled a low shot beyond Simon Mignolet.

The away side struggled to find a response, but stunned their opponents with a goal out of nothing. Jordan Henderson played in Glen Johnson and, after the defender assessed his options, he picked out Luis Suarez, who then rolled in his 26th goal of the season.

Luis Suarez of Liverpool scores a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match against Cardiff City on March 22, 2014© Getty Images

The Bluebirds restored their advantage when Campbell, having jinked past Daniel Agger and John Flanagan, curled the ball beyond the dive of Mignolet.

Liverpool equalised for a second time when Skrtel showed determination to prod the ball in from close range.

Martin Skrtel of Liverpool is congratulated by teammates after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Cardiff City on March 22, 2014© Getty Images

Brendan Rodgers's team took advantage of some poor Cardiff defending early in the second half to complete their comeback and go ahead for the first time in the match.

Skrtel was left unmarked to head in from a Philippe Coutinho corner, and then Suarez connected with Daniel Sturridge's back-heel with a powerful effort into the bottom corner.

It was five with 15 minutes left to play when Sturridge slotted in from six yards after collecting a drilled pass from Suarez.

Cardiff weren't finished, however, and Kenwyne Jones nodded to Mutch, who then powered a header past Mignolet.

There was just enough time for Suarez to seal his hat-trick with a composed finish past David Marshall.

Luis Suarez of Liverpool scores a goal to level the scores at 1-1 during the Barclays Premier League match against Cardiff City on March 22, 2014
Read Next:
Half-Time Report: Cardiff, Liverpool level
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
3Chelsea24155445162950
4Liverpool24138354292547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
6Arsenal24126645311442
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
8Burnley249781921-234
9Everton2477102639-1328
10Watford2475123344-1126
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
12Bournemouth2467112536-1125
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
18Southampton24410102435-1122
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2455141535-2020
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand