Full Time: Hull City 0-2 Cardiff City
The race for second place in the Championship table is massive. Derby beating Cardiff this mid-week really set the cat amongst the pigeons and Cardiff now have to win every game if they are to achieve automatic promotion.
The bluebirds put any doubts of their capabilities aside, however, sweeping Hull away in style, with two excellent goals by Sean Morrison.
Cardiff City Player Ratings
Neil Etheridge – 6.5/10
The goalkeeper had a very straightforward game this afternoon and didn’t have a save to make. Organised his defence well.
Lee Peltier – 8/10
The right-back had an excellent game. He stretched Hull when he got forward and also defended well against Grosicki whenever he got forward.
Sean Morrison – 10/10
The ultimate performance from the centre-back. He dominated in the air and also grabbed himself a brace. Won Cardiff the match.
Sol Bamba – 8/10
The experienced centre-back had another great game. He tackled well when needed and also won all of his headers.
Joe Bennett – 7/10
Just another day at the office for the left-back. Didn’t do anything too stylish but nothing got past him on the left.
Joe Ralls – 8/10
The 24-year-old midfielder had an excellent game. He tackled well and also looked threatening on the attack when he got forward. Grabbed a great assist for his team.
Aron Gunnarsson – N/A
Came off injured after 9 minutes.
Callum Paterson – 7/10
Broke up the play well in the middle of the park and also managed a couple of shots. Had a good all-round game.
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – 8/10
The 26-year-old had an excellent game. He tracked back well and also looked threatening every time he got forward. Got a good assist for his team.
Junior Hoilett – 8/10
Drove the Hull City defence mad with his direct play and also worked really hard defensively. Full of graft.
Kenneth Zohore – 7/10
Zohore worked hard and was a nuisance for the Hull City defence. He won a lot in the air to set up good chances for his team.
Marko Grujic – 6/10
Grujic came on for the injured Gunnarsson in the 9th minute but didn’t have the best of games. He was then subbed off at half-time.
Craig Bryson – 6/10
Replaced Grujic at half-time and again had a pretty ineffective game. Warnock just couldn’t find a central midfielder that would work for him today!
Gary Madine – 6/10
Replaced Kenneth Zohore in the 89th minute.