- Wiljnaldum scores opener off corner
- Milner converts Salah-won penalty
- Cardiff cannot finish chances
Neil Warnock‘s Bluebirds had their chances but simply lacked quality in finish. They remain three points back of Brighton and Hove Albion in the race to avoid relegation.
Liverpool is a point ahead of Man City before Wednesday’s Manchester Derby at Old Trafford.
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Wijnaldum put the Reds on top about 12 minutes into the second half when he wrapped his right foot around a bounding set piece to send it flying past Etheridge.
Henderson’s would-be goal was blazed over the goal in the 61st minute. It wasn’t quite a sitter, but there was certainly some beckoning goal.
Cardiff’s Sean Morrison missed his second significant chance of the match off a 64th minute corner kick.
Roger East awarded a penalty kick to Liverpool when Morrison manhandled Mohamed Salah in the box. Milner rarely misses from the spot.
Etheridge made a tremendous save on Salah in the 90th.
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