Liverpool 3-1 Cardiff Stats and Highlights
Luis Suarez helped propel Liverpool to the top of the Premier League as the Reds beat a Cardiff side with the conflict between owner Vincent Tan and manager Malky Mackay hanging over them.
The Uruguayan broke the deadlock with a volley and then raced clear to set up Raheem Sterling for a tap-in.
Suarez brilliantly curled in a low 18-yard shot before an unmarked Jordon Mutch headed in for the visitors.
Cardiff valiantly tried to force their way back into the game but to no avail.
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Venue: Selhurst Park
Date: Saturday, 21 December, 2013
Kick off: 12:45 GMT
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Cardiff have won on eight of their 15 visits to play at Anfield in all competitions.
Their last meeting in any competition was the League Cup final in 2012. Liverpool won on penalties after the match finished 2-2 following extra time.
Cardiff have won twice as many matches as Liverpool in their previous 30 encounters. Cardiff have won 18 times and Liverpool nine, with three draws.
Luis Suarez has scored 17 goals in 11 league games this season, which is more than 10 of the 20 teams in the Premier League.
Liverpool have scored 25 Premier League goals before half-time this season, more than any other side.
The Reds have scored 14 goals in their last three league games and have scored 79 goals in 2013 – four more than Man City.
They have scored three or more goals in three consecutive top-flight league matches for the first time for 26 years, when they set a club record of four matches with four or more goals in 1987.
Liverpool have had the most goals scored by English players in the league this season (16).
The Bluebirds have won four matches this season in the Premier League, and they have all been by a one-goal margin.
They have failed to score a first-half goal in 13 Premier League matches this season – the joint-most in the top flight.
Peter Whittingham’s 65th-minute goal against West Brom last weekend ended a run of 335 minutes in the Premier League without one.