The grim Cardiff City player ratings as one man stands out but front three fall well short

By Tom Coleman

Dillon Phillips 6

Can't really be blamed for the goal. Made some smart saves when called upon.

Perry Ng 7 - STAR MAN

Looked a genuine threat down the right-hand side. Refused to give up on the ball, and put in some decent crosses. Deserved more.

Sean Morrison (c) 6

A welcome aerial presence, and made some decent interventions on a difficult night, but was still given a torrid time by Gyokeres and Waghorn.

Aden Flint 6

Turned inside out by Gyokeres for most of the evening, but otherwise prevented a bad night getting worse with a couple of strong tackles.

Curtis Nelson 6

Put his body on the line at times with some solid blocks, but perhaps should have done more to prevent Gyokeres racing away for the opener.

Marlon Pack 5

Put his foot in well enough, but wasn't able to really offer the intensity needed in midfield.

Joel Bagan 6

Commendably showed the confidence to get forward, but struggled to really get going. Defensively did reasonably well, although questions will be asked about his culpability for the goal.

Will Vaulks 5

Settled things down in the middle well enough, but couldn't quite get things moving.

Rubin Colwill 4

Lost the ball in the build-up to the goal. Plenty of effort and endeavour, but not a performance he'll remember too fondly. Subbed at half-time

Mark Harris 4

Movement was largely pretty good, but just could not get into the game at all. Only Phillips had fewer touches in a frustrating first half. Subbed.

Kieffer Moore 5

Plenty of effort from the big man. But, on the whole, a really quiet performance. The first time he's been taken out of the game for a while.

Subs :

James Collins (45 on for Harris) Missed the best chance of the game. Looks low on confidence at the moment, but can't fault his effort - 5

Sam Bowen (45 on for Colwill) - Mick may as well have left Colwill on - 5

Kieron Evans (on for Vaulks 81) - Came on too late to make a difference - 5


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