Neil Etheridge 

Given the nod ahead of Alex Smithies for Harris’ first game in charge and did a solid job. Made some good saves, while he was sharp and alert. Working hard on his distribution 6

Lee Peltier

Solid, dependable and the most experienced right-back in the squad. I wouldn’t, though, be surprised if Merthyr Tydfil-born Cameron Coxe, who celebrates his 21st birthday in December, is given his Championship debut fairly soon 5

Aden Flint

Big, strong defender, but was way too late getting across when Charlton scored their first goal. He should have been tighter. Struggled at the heart of defence, mainly because the partnership with Nelson doesn’t look a fit. The new gaffer is likely to make a change 5

Curtis Nelson

The Flint/Nelson partnership simply isn’t right. Nelson is inexperienced at Championship level, but he has all the attributes to make solid progress. Harris, though, must look at his centre-back partnership with Morrison and Bamba now available 5

Joe Bennett 

Steady full-back with good ability on the ball. Played his part in Cardiff’s recovery at Charlton, setting up the chance from which Tomlin scored and his deliveries from wide areas were pretty good when he moved forward 6

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – Man of the Match

It’s good to watch when NML runs at defenders. A stocky, powerful and quick wide player who can put opposing teams on the back foot. Scored with a lovely right-footed strike and looked confident 7

Marlon Pack

I so want to see more from the experienced Pack. He has to take control through the middle and be a pivot for the Bluebirds team. He lacks genuine pace, but is a far better player than he showed in this game 6

Leandro Bacuna 

A midfield player who works hard, has genuine ability and is keen to improve. Looks the part at times, but needs more support through the middle 5

Junior Hoilett

The Canadian winger stepped up to take Cardiff City’s penalty and completely misjudged his spot-kick, allowing goalkeeper Dillon Phillips to make a comfortable save. He stepped up with Ralls and Glatzel ruled out by injuries. Hoilett did, though, create a couple of chances and played a part in City’s first goal 6

Callum Paterson

Surely it was a penalty when the Scot was tripped as he was about to shoot? Was unable to influence the game through midfield enough and made way for Will Vaulks with 11 minutes left 5

Gary Madine

This guy can be big player for Cardiff. An effective striker who has twice been promoted from the Championship – with Sheffield United and the Bluebirds. It was difficult to see why Warnock seemed reluctant to select him. Led the line well. He’s powerful in the air and a nuisance to defenders. New gaffer Harris, though, has to find a way of improving service to the forwards 5


Lee Tomlin (for Hoilett)

Another brilliant cameo from the playmaker, took his chance incredibly well to level the tie.

Omar Bogle (for Madine 67)

Will Vaulks (for Paterson 79)

Alex Smithies (gk) not used

Josh Murphy not used

Cameron Coxe not used

Sean Morrison not used

Charlton Agletic: D Phillips, J Pearce, B Purrington, T Lockyer, A Matthews, C Gallagher, A Oshilaja, E Oztumer, J Cullen (A Morgan 56), M Bonne, J Leko (A Doughty 79). Subs not used: M Sarr, C Solly, J Davison, A Mayhnard-Brewer (gk).

Referee: Darren Bond

Attendance: 16,011