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Player Ratings – Cardiff City 2, Crystal Palace 3

Player Ratings – Cardiff City 2, Crystal Palace 3

Neil Etheridge

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Bluebirds player of the season. Has been outstanding, a high quality shot stopper, and will be a star in the Championship 7

Lee Peltier

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Neil Warnock is on the lookout for a right-back, but he has solid players in ‘Pelts’, Jazz Richards and Co. Peltier did his best to harness Palace danger man and former Bluebird Wilfried Zaha 7

Sean Morrison (capt)

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Will lead City’s bid to secure a third promotion in seven years next season. Hugely respected by team-mates and the gaffwer Neil Warnock 6

Man of the Match – Bruno Manga

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The big man has underlined his quality this season. If he can cut out the occasional off-day he will be among the best defenders in Championship football 7

Joe Bennett

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Has been consistently solid, but revitalised Andros Townsend gave the left-back a tough time 6

Aron Gunnarsson

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A final appearance in front of Bluebirds home before he goes to Qatar. An immense influence for Cardiff City and has played on when he really should have been ruled out by injuries 6

Victor Camarasa

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Bluebirds Players Player of the Season. Forced off by injury after only 10 minutes – and the loss of a quality playmaker was a major blow. Leandro Bacuna took over 6

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

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With a little more consistency ML will be a key player for Cardiff in 2019-20. He has pace, direct running and a style which unsettles defenders 7

Josh Murphy

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Vicious early shot which curved and swerved towards the Palace goal and clipped the far post. An abundance of potential, but 2019-20 is a massive season for his career 6

Bobby Decordova-Reid

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Scored and produced some quality moments. I would have loved to see Decordova Reid and Murphy play together more often 6

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Danny Ward

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Camarasa hobbled off after 10 minutes and that made Ward’s job more difficult. The Spanish playmaker would surely have found Ward in the right areas, but he was starved of possession 6

Substitutes

Leandro Bacuna (for Camarasa 10)

His cross caught out the Palace defence and Martin Kelly steered the ball into his own net 5

Kenneth Zohore (for Ward 60)

Junior Hoilett (for Murphy 80)

Brian Murphy (gk) Not used

Jazz Richards Not used

Gregg Cunningham Not used

Rhys Healey Not used

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Milivojevic, Dann, Townsend (Kouyaté 84), Zaha, Ayew (Meyer 78), McArthur, Batshuayi (Sako 73), Wan-Bissaka, Kelly, Subs not used: Hennessey, van Aanholt, Wickham, Riedewald.

Referee: Michael Oliver

Attendance:32,133

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