Made a crucial stop on Jelavic's header just before half-time but had little else to do.
Beaten in the air on two occasions by Mirallas, though he made amends by dispossessing the Belgian in the box with just minutes left.
Stood up well to Everton's sustained possession and made a crucial intervention on Ross Barkley late on.
Did not ever get into the game offensively but kept Seamus Coleman at bay at the back.
Appeared threatened by Leighton Baines at times, though he coped well and made some strong forward runs of his own.
Was a bulldog in the defensive third as usual, breaking up play and making use of his physicality to never give the opposition a moment's respite on the ball.
Always looked to get forward on the break and seemed to relish any physical confrontation. Cardiff's best player on the offensive front. Unyielding.
Was solid on the ball and whipped in a number of dangerous corner kicks that threatened the Toffees.
Had a relatively quiet afternoon in midfield but did well when called upon defensively.
A typically hard-nosed performance from the Welshman. Had a chance to break the deadlock midway through the second half only for his first touch to let him down. Was taken off on 79 minutes.
Saw little of the ball yet made some intelligent runs off it to create space on the break.
Untroubled on the day and had to make only a single, simple save from a Bellamy free kick.
Solid, if unspectacular on the right flank.
Was his typically influential self, bombing up and down the left flank. Never afraid to take his man on, creatingseveral opportunities for his team-mates in the process.
Not terribly troubled but was beaten for pace by Fraizer Campbell on a couple of occasions and required assistance from partner Distin.
Alert to any danger at the back and showed that, despite his age, he still has the recovery pace to defend on the break.
Energetic early on but drifted out of the game as time progressed.
Did well defensively, tackling with authority and making several crucial interceptions.
Energetic going forward but lacked the final delivery required to be decisive.
Was a calming presence in midfield but failed to be the force of nature that Everton fans expect him to be week in, week out.
Disappointed on the ball and with his finishing, especially while fluffing two headers wide in the first half from unmarked positions.
Struggled to hold the ball up and lacked confidence in front of goal. Saw his well-struck header saved by David Marshall just before half-time in his best moment of the day and came off after 68 minutes for Arouna Kone.