Rarely tested but was competent in everything he did, and had no chance with Whittingham's close-range finish.
The centre-back performed competently throughout until he lost Whittingham for the equaliser, but otherwise had a quiet game.
The defender stooped low to head in his first goal for the Tigers close to the break, and was strong at the back with a number of timely blocks and headers. Booked late on.
The full-back was caught out by Cowie on the flank a couple of times, but wasn't afraid to get forward and shoot from distance.
The composed midfielder stung Lewis' hands with a long-range effort and then put in a fine cross for Davies to score moments after. He is fast becoming the team's most important player.
Held the centre of the field well with Huddlestone, and looks a fine loan acquisition by Bruce with a good passing range.
Got forward down the left but his passing wasn't accurate enough at times, and was replaced with a minimum of fuss.
The midfielder showed his canny nature with good positioning and clever interceptions to break up Cardiff's play, and linked well with Huddlestone to almost net a second.
Tested Lewis early on with a teasing effort outside the area and looked dangerous cutting in from the flank to shoot regularly. Denied a goal with a correct offside call.
Ahmed El Mohamady
Never looks happier than when bombing forward, and looked threatening on the right with his dribbling and crossing.
Wasted a glorious chance in the opening 10 minutes, blazing over from six yards with the goal gaping. Found space late on but couldn't force a winner.
Got down low to save smartly from Aluko in the opening stages and made a good stop from Huddlestone, but could do nothing about the opener. Showed good strength in the air with repeated punches.
His touch was off at times when a surer head was needed to keep possession and apply some pressure to Hull.
K. Théophile Catherine
The Frenchman made a few interceptions but should have offered more to get his side back in the game, although he improved by almost setting up Gunnarsson.
Stood strong on a number of occasions but failed to stop Davies from netting. The young signing looked to get forward but lacked the needed quality to make a difference.
Was beaten for pace far too easily by Aluko and got a deserved yellow for bringing the winger down.
Found himself further forward than usual one on occasion but squandered a great chance with a poor first touch in the opening half. Other than that, he was his dependable, tenacious self.
The Icelandic international was a willing runner but lacked any real cutting edge aside from a fierce blocked shot. Should have put his side ahead with a second-half header.
Showed quick feet early on to get away from Figueroa, and put in decent crosses from the right including a fine ball for Whittingham's equaliser. Replaced late on by Mutch.
Could easily have won a penalty early on but was denied. His fine work rate resulted in a number of interceptions, which will be a big asset as the season progresses.
His quick feet unnerved Hull's defenders at times, and a beautiful through ball should have been converted by Medel. Netted the equaliser with aplomb on the hour.
Should have done better with an early chance, was booked for a needless tackle after 20 minutes, and almost saw a second yellow for a high challenge 10 minutes later. Rightly replaced after 65 minutes.