Slept very well after last nights result.. Had a think about some player ratings so her is my view from the away end..
Dimi - 8 absolutely solid. Competent performance, caught everything and wasn't overly troubled. Feel better with him in goal.
Damia - 7 thought he looked really good before he went off injured. Physically imposing.. Scared the **** out of Daehli
Friend - 6.5 not his best game in a Boro shirt.. A few errors but not overly troubled by weak Cardiff
Ayala - 7 Struggled with Jones in the air but other than that looked composed
Omeruo - 7 (See Ayala)
Leadbitter - 7 does what Grant does.. Ran around a lot making a nuisance of himself.. Linked up play. Hit a couple of corners too long.
Clayton - 8.5 just pipped Dimi to MOM for me. Made a nuisance of himself, didn't stop running, could be surrounded by three City players and always came out with the ball and his passing was almost perfect
Adomah - 7.5 Brilliant cross for the goal.. Always seemed to be in space and always looking to take on the defender.. Getting back to his best. Nice little jig when he came over to the Boro fans at the end when we were singing his name
Reach - 6 poor game in my eyes.. Got in some good positions but with little end product. There is no doubt he has potential but there are occasions where he tries to be too clever and wastes chances
Vossen - 6 I think it will take him time to adjust to the Championship but there were one or two occasions in the first half where he linked up with Kike and showered flashes of what we can look forward to
Kike - 7.5 Brilliant finish.. Got himself into some really good positions and held the ball up well. Looks very assured on the ball and with the right support is going to score a lot this season
Nsue - 6.5 definitely not a right back in my eyes but didn't put a foot wrong when he came on (from what I could see anyway.. He was over the other side of the pitch)
Tomlin - 6 looked a little of the boil to me.. But wasn't on long enough to judge really
Bamford - 6 showed one or two good touches.. Can see his quality but still not had enough time to judge
Boro fans - 10 no surprise here.. Sang for the full 96 minutes with my particular favourite "you're just a *** Marvin Emnes" chant to Kenwyne Jones, "Vincent Tan is a ladyboy" and after multiple occasions of Cardiff fans shouting for hand ball the Boro fans mocked them by doing the same everytime there was a tackle our the keeper picked the ball up
Really feel for the fans whose coach broke down and missed the first 5 minutes! One of whom vented to me saying "there's an f******g stream for this I could be watching it at my brothers!
All in all a good nights work from the lads.. Holding my head high in Cardiff today looking forward to work and the gloating I have to do