Former number one goalie Etheridge is having to be patient after recovering from injury. Satisfying clean sheet. Smithies is keeping his place on merit – and his save from Osayi-Samuel was sublime 7
Solid, reliable, effective. Under pressure at times, but knows how to defend 7
Five-star displays of leadership and defending from the skipper. Scored Cardiff’s first goal 8
The 6ft 5ins centre-back adds extra defensive strength to the team alongside Morrison 7
Took on a massive challenge against the pace of Osayi-Samuel and struggled to cope 6
Links well with Pack through midfield and supported the work of Tomlin 7
The heartbeat of Cardiff’s team. When he was missing through injury the Bluebirds stuttered, but the engine is purring nicely now he is back. Scored City’s second 8
Lee Tomlin – Man of the Match
Quick-thinking, lively and creative playmaker. I love watching him play when he is in this mood 8
Aged 23 and still finding his feet at Championship level. There have been plenty of glimpses showing his undoubted quality and he will continue to get better 7
Another work-in-progress, but there is extra pressure on Murphy to find consistency. He has huge qualities and must start producing for longer spells 6
Should have scored from a perfect Gavin White cross and battled hard in attack, but this wasn’t his night and he made way for Ward 6
🔝🗑️ is all that matters, @Callump7!
— Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) October 3, 2019
for Tomlin 65
Absolutely hammered home the third in convincing fashion. A monster strike.
for Glatzel 82
for Whyte 87
Neil Etheridge (gk)
Queens Park Rangers: Kelly, Cameron, Hugill, Eze, Scowen, Ball (Wells 63), Manning, Chair (Pugh 79), Osayi-Samuel, Rangel (Kane 67), Leistner. Subs not used: Lumley, Wallace, Pugh, Mlakar, Masterson.
Referee: Matt Donohue