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The wonderful Cardiff City player ratings as Liverpool loan star Harry Wilson grabs game by scruff and Will Vaulks display sums him up

Dillon Phillips 7

Made a top save in the first half to tip Dewsbury-Hall’s free-kick over the bar. Solid enough from crosses into the box.

Sean Morrison 7

Could have had a penalty when James Collins ragged him to the ground. Gave a couple of sloppy fouls away himself, though.

Aden Flint 8

Really solid in the air and looked the most assured of the back three for the most part. Made a crucial knockdown to set Harry Wilson up for his goal.

Curtis Nelson 8

Another solid performance to back up his top display against Coventry at the weekend. Made a tremendous intervention to deny Harry Cornick in the dying minutes.

Perry Ng 7

Perhaps didn’t have the standout game which he has been having of late, but still comfortable enough. Had a much improved second half.

Will Vaulks 9 (star man)

Had an excellent effort denied in the first half, but went one better in the second when his stunning volley give City their second. A player who is enjoying his role in this side at the minute.

Marlon Pack 8

Was caught dawdling on the ball once or twice early on, but picked out a couple of lovely passes down the channels, too. Kept things ticking over nicely as the game wore on.

Joe Bennett 7

Looks far better higher up the pitch and adds a threat on that left flank. He’s always an outlet there. Another solid outing.

Harry Wilson 8

As is the case in these bitty games, he can often struggle to make his mark. But he grabbed the tie by the scruff of the neck after the break. His stunning strike gave City the lead before his stinging 30-yard effort paved way for Vaulks’ goal from the corner.

Josh Murphy 8

Was actually City’s most dangerous player in the first. He stretched the defence and picked up some lovely positions out wide. Could have had a penalty, too. Played a lovely ball through for Moore, who spurned his chance.

Kieffer Moore 7

Everything was sent up towards him and he battled tirelessly to win the flick-ons for his striker partner. Had a couple of half chances but just didn’t fall kindly enough for him.

Subs

Max Watters (on for Moore 74) 6 – Had one chance from Leandro Bacuna but just couldn’t get it from under his feet.

Joel Bagan (on for Wilson 76) 6 – Ran around and put his foot in, added much-needed fresh legs late on.

Leandro Bacuna (on for Murphy 76) 7 – Looked really good late on, did excellently to slide through Watters and defended well.

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