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Vital Report: Cardiff 3 Liverpool 6

Vital Report: Cardiff 3 Liverpool 6

Cardiff weren't expected to beat Liverpool, I'd just about 'written if off', what I did fear was a heavy defeat.

I think a 6-3 setback at the Cardiff City Stadium constitutes such a result doesn't it? It was a little harsh on us though.

The game, and indeed the day, started with the peaceful protest against Vincent Tan. In the build up to this the march took place with the protests continuing within the stadium as the game went on, which started very positively.

We started really well and had Liverpool under pressure with Jordan Mutch eventually breaking through, after a couple of chances had already come our way.

Fabio, as he so often does, got forward well with him tracked by Joe Allen. He got the better of Fabio in the end but his poor pass put Liverpool under pressure with Fraizer Campbell collecting the ball in the box with his lay off to Mutch seeing him side foot into the bottom corner with Simon Mignolet left rooted.

Liverpool carved us open to level not too long after. Coutinho was patient in his build up, picking out Jordan Henderson who produced a defence slipping pass to Glen Johnson with his pull back tucked away by Luis Suarez. If he's not scored Daniel Sturridge probably would have as the Liverpool attackers queued up

Again we struck though, not really looking like a side struggling in the Premier League's bottom three, to restore our lead before half an hour was played.

Top goalscorer Campbell collected Mutch's pass, as the players swapped roles from provider to goalscorer from the opening goal. The Liverpool defence opened up with Campbell twisting and turning to beat Daniel Agger and finish well past Mignolet.

Gary Medel covered well, as he does, but this brought Liverpool a corner. This first delivery was cleared but not cleared to safety with Coutinho putting in another cross that picked out Martin Skrtel who beat Juan Cala to the ball to head Liverpool level again before half time.

Liverpool would have gone into half time ahead had David Marshall not saved from Suarez just before the break.

Sturridge, guilty of a dive that won Liverpool a penalty last Sunday in a win over Manchester United, made the most of another tackle on him early in the second half as he looked to get away from three Bluebirds defenders. He was fouled but it was theatrical.

Suarez took this, his first effort was blocked, as was the second for a corner.

These blocks came at a cost with two players having to go off as we defended this corner with Skrtel making the most of the shortness of defenders to nod home his second and put Liverpool ahead for the first time.

If going behind was harsh on us going further behind even more so.

Sturridge and Suarez combined with the internationals continuing their impressive striker pairing as Sturridge's backheel picked our Suarez who finished calmly passed Marshall with the compliment then being returned with Sturridge finishing from a Suarez pass.

Mutch scored his second of the game but that consolation was rubbed out with Suarez completing his hat trick in injury time to leave us ending with the heavy defeat that I hoped we'd avoid.

It was a harsh scoreline on us and leaves us destined for an instant Championship return, other results didn't go to bad for us but with some winnable games now coming up we definitely have to win them.

If we're going to do this then we've got to make sure, like we did on Saturday, we go ahead.

Worrying though going ahead against Liverpool was something that we managed for only the seventh time this season but if we do this in the upcoming games we need to hold this or Premier League survival will be over long before the season is.

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Writer:VitalCardiff
Date:Sunday March 23 2014
Time: 6:10PM

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