How they rated

Wales On Sunday - - SPORT ON SUNDAY - BY DO­MINIC BOOTH

NEIL ETHERIDGE 7

A fan­tas­tic dou­ble clear­ance in the first half to deny Mo Salah and Adam Lal­lana. Couldn’t re­ally have pre­vented any of the goals.

BRUNO MANGA 7

Did as well as could be ex­pected amid a first half on­slaught from Liver­pool. A mis­take for Mane’s first goal but oth­er­wise pretty im­pres­sive.

SEAN MOR­RI­SON (CAPT) 6

Su­perb clear­ance off the line in the last mo­ments of the first half and headed ev­ery­thing away. He was out­run for long pe­ri­ods by Liver­pool’s ex­cel­lent front line and al­ways looked a lit­tle vul­ner­a­ble.

SOL BAMBA 5

Did his best Key­stone Cops im­pres­sion in the open­ing 15 to 20 min­utes, cul­pa­ble for Salah’s opener and al­most gift­ing an­other. He did im­prove as the game went on.

ARON GUN­NARS­SON 6

Over­run in mid­field for long stretches but got in his fair share of meaty chal­lenges. Some nice touches in the sec­ond half as Cardiff threat­ened, then re­placed.

VIC­TOR CA­MA­RASA 7

The Spa­niard looked to be the one to bring Cardiff for­ward at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity. Out­stand­ing mo­ments on the ball, even if it didn’t quite run his way at times.

JOSH MUR­PHY 6

Penned in by Alexan­der-Arnold for longer than he’d have liked, but stretched the full-back when­ever he was given the chance. Lacked that bit of qual­ity end prod­uct and hob­bled off with a knock.

5 BOBBY DECORDOVA-REID

Out­mus­cled and out­fought by Liver­pool’s fluid and clever mid­field. Just looked a bit lost, de­spite the odd classy touch.

JU­NIOR HOI­LETT 6

Barely saw the ball in the first half but grew into the con­test and got an as­sist for Pater­son’s goal via a de­flec­tion off Van Dijk.

CAL­LUM PATER­SON 7

An iso­lated by­s­tander for long pe­ri­ods but worked his socks off and will be de­lighted to have breached the usu­ally cast-iron Liver­pool de­fence. Still looks the best op­tion up front.

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