Ryan Allsop 7
West Brom barely troubled him in the first half. Can’t be held accountable for the goal. Made a top save to deny Jed Wallace from close range after the break and was calm when crosses came flooding in late on.
Mahlon Romeo 6
Put in a couple of really big challenges early on and burst up the right-hand side a couple of times. Good to see him back in the fold.
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Perry Ng 5
Just doesn’t look as comfortable in a back four, which is understandable as it’s not his natural position. Daryl Dike got across him too easily for the opener.
Mark McGuinness 7
With a wing-back one side of him and a right-back the other side, Cardiff needed his height, reach and physicality. Can hold his head up high after that one.
Callum O’Dowda 5
Stuck in a couple of crosses, but had no targets of note to really hit, which was disappointing. Might have done better to stop Jed Wallace’s cross for Dike’s goal.
Jaden Philogene 6
Once again the main bright light from a forward sense, especially early on. Looked tricky and caused a few problems, letting off a few shots. A couple more of him might have troubled the opposition’s defence some more.
Romaine Sawyers 5
Another who started slowly. Couldn’t pick his passes as he would have liked and looked frustrated at the options ahead. Got better as it went on.
Ryan Wintle 5
A couple of sloppy moments, including a backheel which went wrong and started a Baggies counter, but generally did OK in there. Put in a stunning cross for Kaba to head home.
Sheyi Ojo 5
Had three shots and all were well, well wide in the first half. A couple of misplaced passes, too. After being in good form lately, it felt like a bit of regression from him. His crossing was poor in the second half, too.
Kion Etete 5
Had a difficult task of shouldering the aerial battles on his own and got swallowed up a lot of the time. Didn’t offer much of a goal threat.
Isaak Davies 5
It just didn’t work, bringing him back in the side. He was brought in to stretch the defence but scarcely did that. Had one good chance when a deflected shot fell into his path, but he could only hit the side netting. Off at the break.
Sory Kaba (Davies 46) 7 (star man)- Made a difference when he came on. Latched on to Wintle’s cross and buried his header. His third goal for the club.
Mark Harris (Ojo 71) 5 – Did OK when he was introduced. Not a lot to show for it but ran his socks off on that far side.
Andy Rinomhota (Etete 82) NA
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