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Sport The Cardiff City player ratings as defender puts in massive performance to keep clean sheet against Charlton

00:30  01 july  2020
00:30  01 july  2020 Source:   walesonline.co.uk

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Here is how the Cardiff City players rated against Charlton Athletic

Alex Smithies 7

Untroubled in the first half and calm with the ball at his feet.

Dion Sanderson 7

Still can look a little frazzled with the ball under his feet under pressure, but the space he affords his team-mates with his bombing runs continues to be a vital asset.

Sean Morrison 7

Solid and dependable. Made one brilliant sliding tackle to stymie a dangerous Charlton attack in the first half.

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Curtis Nelson 9 (star man)

Made an incredible block on Andre Green in the first half and was peerless in the air for the entire evening. Made a goal-saving block on Jake Forster-Caskey, too. A big performance from him.

Joe Bennett 8

About as good a Joe Bennett performance as we have seen for some time. Charlton didn't look like creating down his flank and his partnership with Mendez-Laing was bright and will be encouraging moving forward.

Marlon Pack 7

Reintroduced into the side and swept up well at the base of midfield. Josh Cullen was a tricky customer but Pack was always aware of his presence and sought to shut him down.

Leandro Bacuna 7

Continues to win over his detractors. Covers so much ground, is so quick and so effective at both ends of the pitch. Another very solid outing.

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Joe Ralls 8

Really growing into this playmaker role in Lee Tomlin's stead. Crisp passing and found himself popping up in the box frequently. Another very good performance from him.

Albert Adomah 6

A frustrating final performance for the winger. Whipped in one dangerous cross but just didn't quite click for him as it has done so often in a Bluebirds shirt.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing 8

He deserved this starting spot and, boy, did he show us. Powerful, pacy, direct with his runs, he looked so hungry for it. The only thing missing was a goal.

Robert Glatzel 6

Some nice hold-up play, but, in truth, struggled really to get in the game before he was hooked just before half time after suffering a nasty head injury.

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Callum Paterson (on for Glatzel 45) 6

Very few clear-cut opportunities for him to impress himself on the game. As combative as ever but just didn't get the chances.

Lee Tomlin (on for Bacuna 65) 7

Certainly added a verve to the City attack. His clever passes opened up the defence on more than one occasion.

Junior Hoilett (on for Mendez-Laing 65) 6

Just not his night. Missed a golden opportunity to put City ahead and misplaced a couple of passes as Cardiff tried to force the issue.

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