A McCarthy 7

Daily Echo:

Made some excellent saves in the first half to keep Saints in the game.

Y Valery 4

Pulled off at half time after edging closer to a second yellow card. Will hopefully be a learning curve.

J Bednarek 6

A couple of sloppy mistakes but that’s expected after such a long time out.

J Vestergaard 4

Daily Echo:

His error led to Cardiff’s winner in what is a match to forget for the defender.

M Targett 6

Whipped in a couple of dangerous crosses and after a shaky start, he grew into the game.

O Romeu 7

Daily Echo:

It was like he had never been out of the side.

P-E Hojbjerg 6

Quiet by his own standards.

M Lemina 8

Daily Echo:

Was easily Saints’ best player on the pitch and didn’t deserve to be on the losing side.

S Armstrong 6

Didn’t reach the same heights he reached against Fulham and Manchester United. Had a penalty appeal waved away.

N Redmond 6

Made some good runs forward but lacked the final killer pass.

C Austin 6

Daily Echo:

Had a few opportunities early on before fading away.


J Stephens (Valery 46) 7

M Gabbiadini (Austin 75) 6

J W-Prowse (Romeu 80)