Taylor's misjudged clearance forced the Scot to make his only save of the first half. Looked certain to concede but was saved by a Medel goal-line clearance and reacted excellently to keep Long out in the closing stages.
Presented with a great chance to open the scoring but could not divert the ball goalwards. Formed a solid partnership with Taylor.
Put his goalkeeper under pressure with a mistake early on but recovered to help keep a well-earned cleen sheet.
K. Théophile Catherine
Easy to see why Cardiff fans have taken to the full-back, who provided the impressive Noone with plenty of cover. Extremely reliable.
Spared the embarrassment of scoring an own goal by Marshall and was otherwise solid under some late pressure.
A typically solid display from the Chilean, who was booked for hacking down Amalfitano in the first half but turned in a performance full of short passes and blocks, and made a crucial clearance to deny McAuley.
Lively from the off in his first Premier League start and eventually saw his hard work rewarded as Whittingham headed in one of his numerous dangerous crosses.
Showed great composure in front of goal to create an opening in the second half, but fired over the bar.
Struggled for a moment's peace against Billy Jones but got the better of his man to head beyond Myhill and score the only goal of the game.
Came off for Maynard after a difficult afternoon. Almost connected with a cross with the goal gaping but missed his chance.
Involved in the action from the start against his former club. Could not trouble Myhill, but should have had a penalty when pulled down by Billy Jones, who had hold of his shirt.
Made one save in the first half to keep out a free-kick from Odemwingie but could do little to stop Whittingham's header.
Came close to putting the visitors in front but his effort was cleared off the line by Medel. Equal to the threatening delivery of Noone and Whittingham for much of the game.
Made a number of important blocks and interceptions as West Brom came under pressure from the hosts in the first half. Booked after the break for a foul on Medel and was lucky not to concede a penalty for pulling Odemwingie's shirt.
As solid as ever in defence and involved in set-pieces going forward, but could not help his side pick up an equaliser.
Given a tough afternoon against the impressive Noone, who was allowed to cross for Whittingham to score.
Could not trouble Cardiff with his usual trademark dangerous delivery.
Saw a cross squandered by his team-mates after taking almost an hour to really influence the game. Came off for Berahino with his side chasing an equaliser.
Buzzed around behind Long and looked to have set up the equaliser with a clipped cross, but Marshall's save denied his side a point.
More and more involved in the game as his side went in search of an equaliser. Plenty of industry and good passing, but little to show for it.
Made a mess of an excellent chance which eventually fell to McAuley. A strong presence in the midfield for the visitors until he was replaced by Sinclair.
Had to drop deep to get involved in the game, looked frustrated and felt he should have had a penalty but was waved away by Howard Webb, before what looked a certain equaliser was denied brilliantly by Marshall.