Score Strip

  1. League: Football
  2. Chelsea vs. Norwich City
    FT
    0 Chelsea
    0 Norwich
  3. Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
    FT
    3 Crystal Palace
    3 Liverpool
  4. Manchester United vs. Hull City
    FT
    3 Man Utd
    1 Hull
  5. Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    4 Man City
    0 Aston Villa
  6. Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
    FT
    2 Sunderland
    0 West Brom
  7. West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
    FT
    1 West Brom
    2 Stoke
  8. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    3 Spurs
    0 Aston Villa
  9. Sunderland vs. Swansea City
    FT
    1 Sunderland
    3 Swansea
  10. Southampton vs. Manchester United
    FT
    1 Southampton
    1 Man Utd
  11. Norwich City vs. Arsenal
    FT
    0 Norwich
    2 Arsenal
  12. Manchester City vs. West Ham United
    FT
    2 Man City
    0 West Ham
  13. Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
    FT
    2 Liverpool
    1 Newcastle
  14. Hull City vs. Everton
    FT
    0 Hull
    2 Everton
  15. Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
    FT
    2 Fulham
    2 Crystal Palace
  16. Cardiff City vs. Chelsea
    FT
    1 Cardiff
    2 Chelsea
  17. Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Arsenal
    Crystal Palace
  18. Burnley vs. Chelsea
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Burnley
    Chelsea
  19. Leicester City vs. Everton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Leicester
    Everton
  20. Liverpool vs. Southampton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Liverpool
    Southampton
  21. Manchester United vs. Swansea City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Man Utd
    Swansea
  22. Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Newcastle
    Man City
  23. Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    QPR
    Hull
  24. Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Stoke
    Aston Villa
  25. West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Brom
    Sunderland
  26. West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Ham
    Spurs
  27. Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Aston Villa
    Newcastle
  28. Chelsea vs. Leicester City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Chelsea
    Leicester
  29. Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Crystal Palace
    West Ham
  30. Everton vs. Arsenal
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Everton
    Arsenal
  31. Hull City vs. Stoke City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Hull
    Stoke
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3 vs. 6
CAR
LIV
90+6
 
And that is his hattrick! Suarez breezes past Cala and finsihes coolly past Marshall to bag his hattrick.
Liverpool Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

90+5
Sakho releases Suarez on the break. His pass takes him too far wide and Cardiff defend it well. That must be it!
90+4
 
Allen absolutely clatters medel on the half way line! Looks like a sore one but the tough Chilean gets up. Booking for Allen.
Liverpool Yellow card

Cardiff

Liverpool

90+3
 
Mamadou Sakho comes on for Sturridge. Negative change!
Liverpool Substitution
Liverpool Yellow card

Cardiff

Liverpool

90+2
 
Zaha absolutely does Skrtel with a great turn and is tripped clumsily. The defender picks up a booking.
90+1
Medel nows floats one in to Jones who wins his header and is down injured. Liverpool break though through Sturridge on the left but he is only interested in slowing play down.
90'
Johnson gives away a foul on Zaha on the left. Fabio swings it in right footed but Skrtel does well to get up and clear.
89'
Zaha dribbles out of trouble in his own half and sets Daehli off. He feeds Fabio but his cross is weak and straight to Skrtel who clears with ease.
88'
 
COMEBACK IS ON! Cardiff pull one back as theophile Catherine clips one to the far post where Jones nods it down to Mutch who nods it home from close range. Game on?
Cardiff City Goal

Header - Bottom Left

87'
Liverpool's desire is insatiable as Allen closes dowjn Medel in the middle of the park but the Chilean just manages to push the ball away towards Caulker.
86'
Even Skrtel is looking comfortabkle on the ball at this stage as Liverpool knock the ball about with ease. Henderson switches to Johnson who finds Sturridge in th emiddle. He dances past two but just can't get his shot away as Caulker tackles well.
85'
Liverpool moving it about with swagger now and Cardiff are truly chasing shadows.
84'
Fre ekick quickly taken to Saurez who feeds Sterling on the left wing. A scramble in the box ensues and Theophile Catherine just manages to dispossess Suarez and clear.
83'
Zaha fouls Sterling on the left wing. Deliberate trip. Gerrard wanders over to take.
82'
Daehli with a turn of pace against Johson but can only cut back and feed Mutch whose cross frinds Skrtel only.
81'
Zaha feeds Campbell on the right. He tries to dribble inside but is crowded out. Sturridge then with it on the left wing tries to find Henderson breaking at pace and into space in the middle but it goes too long.
80'
Mutch does well to skip past Henderson on the left wing. He then gets half a yard on Johnson but his left footed cross balloons over for a goal kick.
79'
Agger with the ball for four or five seconds there just walkign with it. Liverpool clearly have this game won.
78'
Liverpool break away again but go nowhere. Zaha then tries to dribble into the box. He manages to get some space on his left foot but can only screw a weak shot wide.
77'
Daehli dances into the box but can't get a shot away as Liverpool crowd him out. Campbell with space in the middle of th epark gives it to Mutch who tries to dribble past Skrtel but the defender makes a great tackle to clear.
76'
Cardiff toiling but struggling to create anything now.
75'
 
Sturridge adds to Cardiff's woes after Johnson plays it long to Suarez who in turns crosses low from the left to the England striker to finish from close range. Game over.
Liverpool Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Center

74'
Cissokho introduces himself with a foul on Jones on the wing. Mutch is over it. He swings it in to the near post where Suarez is on hand to clear.
Liverpool Substitution
73'
 
Flanagan makes way for Cissokho.
72'
More good skill from Zaha on the right wing and he lays it to Fabio to cross. It is very deep though and Jones can only bundle into the back of Johnson to try and retrieve the situation.
71'
Zaha with some good skill on the right to get to the byline but he crosses while off balance and can only find a Liverpool shirt.
70'
 
Final substitution for Cardiff as Kenwyne Jones is coming on for Bellamy.
Cardiff City Substitution
69'
Gerrard with a free kick on the right wing near the corner. He hits it all wrong though and it goes out for a goal kick.
Liverpool Substitution
68'
 
Coutinho makes way for Sterling.
67'
Calm and patient passing from Liverpool now. Waiting for Cardiff to come out and press before mooving the ball quickly through Coutinho. Sturridge gives it to Johnson again on the overlap but his clipped cross is just about defended by Cala.
66'
Cardiff trying to rebuild some confidence on the ball but Liverpool with some good pressing. Zaha almost sets Campbell through down the left but it is cut out by Allen and Liverpool have the ball back with Sturridge.
Cardiff City Substitution
Cardiff City Substitution
65'
 
Doubel change for Cardiff as John comes off for Daehli and Zaha enters the fray for Kim.
64'
Campbell wins a corner off Skrtel on the left. Bellamy to swing it over.
63'
Kim with a free kick wide right. He swings it in with his left foot towards Caulker who heads back across goal. Skrtel clears but only back to Caulker but he can't get his next shot on target and it goes into the side netting from a very tight angle.
62'
Flanagan with a chance there but he gets it wrong. Suarez clips a cross over to him. He takes one touch inside and then slices the ball over and wide for his second.
61'
Cardiff restart but John clears it straight out of play from the off. Poor and rattled.
60'
 
Suarez spreads it right to Henderson who gives it to Johnson on the overlap. He drills it in low but Theophile Catherine can't clear. Sturridge back heels to Suarez who smashes home. That should be game.
Liverpool Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Right

59'
Suarez on the right tries to play a clever ball inside to Henderson on rushing but Cala gets in the way to clear.
58'
More possession deep for Liverpool. They've got Cardiff where they want them now.
57'
Liverpool in full control of this now. Slowly mocing the ball about in midfield.
56'
Liverpool finding a lot more space in the middle now. Coutinho in acres this time but his flicked pass is cut out by Theophile Catherine.
55'
Sturridge attacking on the left. He skips into the box, works half a yard and unleashes a ferocious strike but it goes into the side netting.
54'
 
The corner is finally taken and it gives Liverpool the lead! Skrtel again as he drifts to the near post and glances a header down to the far post where no Cardiff players were and it went into the back of the net. No-one on the line for Cardiff and they're down.
Liverpool Goal

Header - Bottom Left

53'
The ball smashed his head. Fair enough. Coutinho over the corner for Liverpool. But before it is taken the referee needs to have a word with Medel and Suarez after some handbags.
52'
He steps up but again smashes it into the wall. He is pretty angry at himself. And now Theophile Catherine is down. Holding his head but not sure why at the moment. Awaiting a replay...
51'
Sturridge appears to dive after a trip from Fabio. He fell a good three or four strides after being clipped. Looking for a penalty but the ref gave the foul. Suarez over it from just outside the area.
Cardiff City Yellow card

Cardiff

Liverpool

50'
Suarez furious with referee Swarbrick as he claims Theophile Catherine steps across and fouls him in the box. Would have been extremely soft to have given that.
49'
Sturridge breaks on the left and switches to Suarez on the right. But some excellent defending from Medel stops him in his tracks and slows he Liverpool counter.
48'
Flanagan loses out to Bellamy on the right wing but the Welsh striker didn't get his head up and crossed with none of his teammates in the box. Somehow wins a corner.
47'
Sturridge slides in Suarez but he had just drifted offside.
46'
And we're underway again. Liverpool with most of the early possession this half.
-
And that is half time! Breathless stuff so far!
45+2
Cala knocks one line for Bellamy to chase but Agger clears up and Liverpool come forward again. Allen lays it to Suarez who plays a one-two with Sturridge on the edge of the box but Marshall is quick off his line to save.
45+1
Patient build up again as Suarez flaots into a crossing position on the right but John does well to peg him back.
45'
Campbell 'fouls' Agger after it looks like the Dane got himself in some bother. The striker didn't appear to do much but the defender went down and the linesman gave it. Lucky because Campbell might have been in there.
44'
Coutinho with the corner to the far post but Marshall just tips it away for another corner. Suarez trots over to take but it is cleared a the near post.
43'
Campbell again running at the Liverpool defence but Flanagan with a good tackle and clearance to set Liverpool on another counter.
42'
Sturridge is released on the right but Cala does well to slow the break and knock it out for a throw.
41'
 
The ball was cleared but came out to Coutinho again. He gets half a yard and whips the ball into the box where Skrtel was waiting to stick his toe out and direct the ball goalwards. And we're back on level terms!
Liverpool Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

40'
Henderson wins a corner off Medel. Coutinho to take from the right but Caulker clears.
39'
Patient build up. Henderson finds himself in space on the right wing after a delightful pass from Gerrard but his first time cross goes high and wide. Total miscue.
38'
More good pressure this time on Sturridge who dropped deep for the ball. Liverpool good up to apoint where Cardiff have lots of numbers.
37'
Sturridge with the ball on the edge of the area and dribbles in. He shoots low but it deflects off Caulker and up towards the goal. Luckily straight at Marshall who gathers.
36'
Liverpool trying to pass it out from the back but Cardiff with a lot of pressure high up. They manage to work it out to Johnson on thr right but can't seem to get into the final third as Cardiff get plenty of men behind the ball. Misplaced pass from Suarez and Cardiff back with the ball.
35'
Cala fouled by Suarez for a trip as he looks to close him down. The Uruguayan doesn't look happy but then he never does unless he scores.
34'
Free kick 35 yards out slightly to the right for Liverpool. Suarez over it. He strikes it straight into the wall to the delight of the Cardiff fans.
Cardiff City Yellow card

Cardiff

Liverpool

33'
 
Card for Cala after Theophile Catherine barges into the back of Allen.
32'
Slow down in play as Liverpool look to build from the back. Cardiff with men behind the ball.
31'
Cardiff slow the game with a series of throws on the right. They work it to Bellamy who has been causing Skrtel all kinds of problems. Kim skips away from Flanagan and onto his left foot and lets fly but Skrtel blocks.
30'
Coutinho with a horribly wayward shot from 35 yards out. He slices it with the outside of his boot and it goes out closer to the corner flag than the goal.
29'
Bellamy whips the ball over which Liverpool barely deal with. Mignolet gives it to Sturridge on the half way line but he is forced backwards.
28'
Bellamy skips past Johnson on the left wing and breaks. He cuts inside and gives it to Kim who gives it to John. He turns away from Gerrard who cynically trips him on the touchline. Lucky not to have been sent off there for a second yellow.
27'
Coutinho tries to lay Sturridge in but the pass is well overhit before Fabio blocks his run. Shouts for a free kick but nothing doing.
26'
Celebrations so fierce they've only just kicked off again!
25'
 
CAMPBELL WHAT A GOAL! Mutch lays him into the penalty area inside Flanagan. He takes it past Agger like he isn't there onto his left foot and slams the ball into the back of the net. And they're ahead again!
Cardiff City Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Center

24'
Fabio cuts the ball back on the right but Bellamy appears to slow down which allows Gerrard in to mop up and clear.
23'
Cardiff doing some old-school working the line down the right but eventually Agger clears properly. Mutch tries to slide Kim in on the inside right but the ball drops to Bellamy who gets to the byline and clips up a cross which Campbell meets. He is underneath it though and it flies over.
22'
Johnson does really well on the right to get past John and clip a cross in to the box. The ball is barely cleared to Coutinho who dribbles on the edge of the area past two and lays it to Sturridge on the left who crosses low but Suarez can't get anything on it.
21'
Coutinho trying to pull the strings in the middle but he is being closed down well. A loose pass from Gerrard back to Agger almost allows Bellamy in but he just can't reach it.
20'
Gerrard in acres carries the ball in to the Cardiff half. Liverpool with more intricate passing but no way through this time as Caulker gets his hefty frame in the way of a Suarez Sturridge one-two.
19'
Flanagan tries to be clever inside his own half turning past Fabio but gives away a throw. It goes to Mutch who turns and crosses from the right but Agger clears with ease.
18'
Bellamy looks to break on the left. He carries the ball but has no suppot anfd is forced to go backwards.
17'
Cardiff with the ball now looking to settle their nerves. The fast start caught up on them quickly.
16'
 
WHAT A GOAL! Beautiful team goal as Liverpool pass the ball fromleft to right. Henderson slips the ball in behind the full back to Johnson who passes to Suarez just yards out and he finishes past the stranded Marshall.
Liverpool Goal

Right Footed - Bottom Right

15'
Henderson and Allen playa one-two on the right wing but the cross is cleared by Caulker. Liverpool piling on the pressure here but they're looking suceptible to breaks.
14'
Suarez gives it away and Mutch breaks the length of the pitch. He again steps in on his left foot on the edge of the area but Suarez just gets back to poke the ball away before he can strike.
13'
Mutch fouls Gerrard as they attempt to go up for a header. No doubt Liverpool are rattled here.
12'
Coutinho attempts a dribble through the heart of Cardiff's midfield but he runs into trouble and Medel mops up any danger.
11'
Liverpool trying to calm themselves down a bit having been rattled by this high energy Cardiff start. They can';t though and Campbell is fouled on the half way line.
10'
Bellamy breaks down the left wing and despite his age manages to get to the ball before Johnson.
9'
 
GREAT GOAL! Jordan Mutch with a low hard left footed drive from the edge of the area as sloppy Liverpool give the ball away on the edge of their own box. Flanagan gets a poor pass from Allen which Frazier Campbell gobbles up and lays to Mutch to appkly the finish. Well deserved.
Cardiff City Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

8'
Henderson tries to combine with Suarez down the right wing but the Uruguayan couldn't find his teammate with a first time ball down the line. Cardiff throw.
7'
Flanagan tries to run in off the left but is dispossessed. Cardiff waste the opportunity to counter after Mutch plays a long ball which Skrtel gobbles up.
6'
Allen and Suarez try and work something through the middle but Caulker steps in to intercept and clear.
5'
After a shaky opening Liverpool now with the ball but Cardiff have all their men behind the ball. Mutch is released down the right for Cardiff on the break. He gets to the byline but his low cross is missed by everybody.
4'
Deep corner finds Campbell at the far post who hooks it back to the six yard box. The ball drops to Theophile Catherine but he can't keep his shot down and it flys over the bar.
3'
Good ball to the far post from Kim towards Caulker but Mignolet does well to punch out for a corner.
2'
 
Campbell picks up on a loose ball on the half way line. He takes the ball down the right wing and skips past Gerrard into the box but the Liverpool skipper fells him and a yellow is produced. Cynical stuff.
Liverpool Yellow card

Cardiff

Liverpool

1'
Referee Neil Swarbrick blows his whistle and the game is underwaly. Cardiff kick us off shooting from left to right.
14:55
And finally, probably the best stat of the lot, Cardiff have beaten Liverpool the last five times they have visited Wales. The last victory came in 1959. If you think history is important you can back a home win at 17/2 while a Liverpool win can be had at 2/5. The bookies have a draw at 17/4.
14:50
STAT: Liverpool are on their best ever Premier League points total at this stage of the season with 62 from 29 games. They've also scored more goals in the opening 25 minutes of matches (24) than Cardiff have managed all season long (23). The Reds have won a league-high 10 penalties and have not failed to score since playing Arsenal in November.
14:45
STAT: Liverpool have scored more goals in the first half of games in the Premier League this season, with 48, than 16 of the other 19 teams have managed in total this season. The Reds have also conceded the highest proportion of headed goals this season with 23% coming that way. Cardiff are the league leaders in terms of headed goals with 30% of their goals coming that way.
14:40
Rodgers refuses to talk about the title dream and says the focus is on Cardiff: "The focus is purely on Cardiff City. We had a wonderful result and performance at Old Trafford, like you say, but there hasn't been any talk of any title. The run-in for us is the next game, we've got tough games all the way through. We've got a very tough game against Cardiff."
14:35
Cardiff boss Solskjaer has nothing but praise for today's opponents: "They are in a good position. They have been fantastic the last nine or 10 games, definitely. Their front-three have pace, power, movement, and I would say Liverpool might be one of the best counter-attacking teams in Europe at the moment."
14:30
AWAY NEWS: One change for Brendan Rodgers as Raheem Sterling is given a well-earned rest with skillful Brazilian Coutinho lining up in his place. Lucas and Sakho resume their rehabilitation following long-term injuries with a place each on the bench.
14:25
HOME NEWS: One change from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer following last week's defeat to Everton. Craig Bellamy comes in for Craig Noone lining up in a 5-3-2 formation.
14:20
TEAMS: Cardiff City: Marshall; Fabio, Theophile-Catherine, Caulker (C), Cala, John; Medel, Kim, Mutch; Bellamy, Campbell. Subs: Lewis; Turner, Whittingham, Jones, Gunnarsson, Daehli, Zaha. /// Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Agger, Skrtel, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge. Subs: Jones, Sakho, Cissokho, Lucas, Moses, Sterling, Aspas.
14:15
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of relegation threatened Cardiff City versus title-chasing Liverpool at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Starting Line-ups

Cardiff City
Liverpool
    • 1
      Marshall
    • 42
      John
    • 28
      Théophile-Catherine
    • 27
      Cala
    • 4
      Caulker
    • 35
      Fabio
    • 13
      Kim Bo-Kyung
    • 8
      Medel
    • 18
      Mutch
    • 39
      Bellamy
    • 10
      Campbell
Team Manager:  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
    • 15
      Sturridge
    • 7
      Luis Suárez
    • 10
      Coutinho
    • 14
      Henderson
    • 24
      Allen
    • 8
      Gerrard
    • 2
      Johnson
    • 37
      Skrtel
    • 5
      Agger
    • 38
      Flanagan
    • 22
      Mignolet
Team Manager:  Brendan Rodgers
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Marshall 0 3 6 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Cala 0 0 0 8 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
K. Théophile-Catherine 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
S. Caulker 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Fabio 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 90
D. John 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 65
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Medel 0 0 0 48 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. Mutch 2 1 2 44 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 90
Kim Bo-Kyung 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 65
Wilfried Zaha 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 25
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Campbell 1 1 1 18 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
C. Bellamy 0 0 0 18 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 70
M. Daehli 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25
K. Jones 0 1 0 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 20
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Mignolet 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
G. Johnson 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
D. Agger 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
M. Skrtel 2 1 2 1 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
J. Flanagan 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 73
A. Cissokho 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 17
M. Sakho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. Gerrard 0 0 0 108 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 90
J. Henderson 0 0 0 81 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Allen 0 0 0 44 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 90
P. Coutinho 0 2 0 72 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 68
R. Sterling 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 22
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Luis Suárez 3 1 5 46 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 90
D. Sturridge 1 1 2 38 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 89
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