Action from Brighton's Premier League defeat to Cardiff. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion v Cardiff City player ratings

Brighton's relegation fears deepened as they suffered a 2-0 Premier League defeat at home to Cardiff this evening.

The Bluebirds won with goals from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison as they moved to within two points of fourth-from-bottom Albion. Here's how we rated the players of both teams.

No chance with either Cardiff goal. Little else to do.

1. Mathew Ryan - 6

No chance with either Cardiff goal. Little else to do.
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Club captain's second Premier League appearance since December. Worked hard up and down the right.

2. Bruno - 6

Club captain's second Premier League appearance since December. Worked hard up and down the right.
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Stood off Mendez-Laing when the Cardiff winger made it 1-0. Header comfortably saved at 1-0 in the first half. Dealt with aerial balls forward.

3. Shane Duffy - 5

Stood off Mendez-Laing when the Cardiff winger made it 1-0. Header comfortably saved at 1-0 in the first half. Dealt with aerial balls forward.
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Had penalty appeals waved away when he went down under early Manga challenge. Lost Morrison which allowed Cardiff's captain to head home and make it 2-0.

4. Lewis Dunk - 5

Had penalty appeals waved away when he went down under early Manga challenge. Lost Morrison which allowed Cardiff's captain to head home and make it 2-0.
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