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Liverpool ease past Cardiff into FA Cup fifth round

Liverpool Football Club beat a young Cardiff City side 3-1 in the 2021/2022 FA Cup in England on Sunday at Anfield to advance to the fifth round.

They did so with second-half goals from Diogo Jota, Takumi Minamino and Harvey Elliott.

After a goalless first half, Liverpool’s perseverance paid off eight minutes into the second period.

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That was when Jota rose highest to head home a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross from a set piece for his 15th goal of the season in all competitions.

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Liverpool doubled the lead when a defensive mix-up allowed new 45 million-euro (51.5 million dollars) signing Luis Diaz to steal the ball in Cardiff’s box.

He cut back after some nifty footwork to slid to Minamino who fired home.

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Midfielder Elliott then marked his return to action after ankle surgery earlier this season with a dazzling strike.

He expertly controlled a cross from Andy Robertson before turning on the spot and volleying home.

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Cardiff pulled one back as a consolation when 19-year-old Rubin Colwill initiated a counter-attack after stealing the ball in midfield.

He finished it with aplomb with a shot from the edge of the box.

Liverpool will host Norwich City in the fifth round.

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