Alex Smithies

Was let down by his defence when Fulham equalised. The Bluebirds were pulled out of position and punished just before half-time 7

Lee Peltier

Worked well with Gavin Whyte on Cardiff’s right. The partnership is growing. Possibly now one of the best right-backs at Championship level 7

Sean Morrison (capt)

Still searching for his best form, but ‘Mozza’ is a top Championship player and a key player in to the Bluebirds’ promotion push 7

Aden Flint

Set ups Cardiff’s first half goal with a massive challenge and a pass which sent Murphy running free. Sublime stuff from both players 7

Joe Bennett

Assured and effective left-back. Quality player at this level 7

Leandro Bacuna

Assured, convincing and defended well. Lost his man when Mitrovic scored Fulham’s equaliser, but overall it was a decent performance 6

Joe Ralls – Man of the Match

Outstanding. At the centre of everything Cardiff try to do going forward. Learned so much from the Premier League campaign in 2018-19. Top player 8

Lee Tomlin

Master craftsmen through midfield. Creative playmaker. An artist. I love watching him play now he has fitness to go alongside his ability 7

Gavin Whyte

Worked hard, better end product and defensively sound. The guy has genuine ability 7

Josh Murphy

Finished in clinical style for his goal. A first strike since December. This kid could shine over the rest of this season. Made way for Mendez-Laing 7

Robert Glatzel

Top striker. Holds ball up well, links well and simply needs a goal. It will come 6


Joe Day (gk)

Not used

Will Vaulks

Not used

Curtis Nelson

Not used

Callum Paterson

For Tomlin 63 mins. Went into the number 10 role.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing

For Murphy 81

Junior Hoilett

For Whyte 64

Omar Bogle

Not used

Fulham: Marcus Bettinelli, Joe Bryan, Tim Ream, Mawson, Steven Sessegnon, Harrison Reed, Harry Arter, Tom Cairney (Maxime Le Marchand 89), Ivan Cavalairo (Aboubakar Kamara 81), Aleksandar Mitrovic, Anthony Knockaert (Stefan Johansen 72). Subs not used: Marek Rodak, Cyrus Christie, Kevin McDonald, Josh Onomah.

Referee: Tim Robinson

Attendance: 22,631