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Analysis – Four things learned from Cardiff City 0-2 Liverpool

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Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Cardiff City.

In a difficult first half for Liverpool, they struggled to break Cardiff down, with Roberto Firmino firing the best chance of the half over the bar.

They improved in the second half, though, and found the opener when Georginio Wijnaldum smashed home Trent Alexander-Arnold’s corner.

The home side fought hard for an equaliser and could have had one, but James Milner’s penalty ensured all three points went back to Merseyside. Here’s what we learned from the game: