Vital Football

Latest Middlesbrough FC News

Boro draw some comfort

Burnley
0 - 0
Middlesbrough

Turf Moor

Tue 19th Feb 7.45pm

Attendance: 12,394

Referee:

Middlesbrough achieved their first draw in twenty-one games as they couldn't be separated with Burnley at Turf Moor. It was also Boro's first clean-sheet on their travels since making the trip to Nottingham Forest back in early November.

The visitors included Scottish international Stephen McManus in defence for the first time since October while Marvin Emnes led their attack and the versatile Nicky Bailey filled in at right-back.

But it was goalkeeper Jason Steele reacting well to keep out Brian Stock before Chris McCann hoisted over the crossbar. Kieran Tripper then despatched a 23-yard free-kick wide while Dean Marney tested Steele again with a header.

Burnley continued to dominate the action after the interval and Boro manager Tony Mowbray reacted with a change as he quickly introduced substitute Mustapha Carayol. He was soon fouled by Kevin Long on the edge of the area and Grant Leadbitter rolled a free-kick for former Clarets defender Andre Bikey to drill wide.

Further substitutions were made by the visitors and another of them, Ishmael Miller, miskicked from a late Carayol cross while a third, Curtis Main, spectacularly hooked onto the the top of the net from an angle before home keeper Lee Grant gratefully claimed Carayol's late corner underneath his crossbar.

Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Lafferty, Shackell, Long, McCann, Marney, Stanislas, Stock (Vokes 70), Paterson (Treacy 70), Austin

subs (unused): Jensen, Edgar, Mills, Bartley, Richards

Middlesbrough: Steele, Bailey, McManus, Bikey, Friend, R. Williams, Leadbitter, McEachran, Halliday (Miller 73), Smallwood (Carayol 53), Emnes (Main 68)

subs (unused): Leutwiler, Haroun, Ledesma, L. Williams

Ref: Wright

Att: 12,394

Join The Vital Debate


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football

Writer:Vital Boro
Date:Tuesday February 19 2013
Time: 11:58PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Khan Ready for Alvarez

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Maccarone
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aitor Karanka is the right appointment?
Suggested By: Vital Boro
Yes79%
No21%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Burnley 45 25 15 5 90 34
2 Middlesbrough 45 26 10 9 88 32
3 Brighton 45 24 16 5 88 30
4 Hull City 45 23 11 11 80 30
5 Derby County 45 21 15 9 78 24
6 Sheff Wed 45 19 17 9 74 22
7 Cardiff 45 17 16 12 67 5
8 Ipswich 45 17 15 13 66 1
9 Birmingham 45 16 14 15 62 4
10 Brentford 45 18 8 19 62 1
11 Preston 45 15 16 14 61 0
12 Leeds Utd 45 14 16 15 58 -8
13 Q.P.R. 45 13 18 14 57 -1
14 Wolves 45 13 16 16 55 -6
15 Blackburn 45 12 16 17 52 -2
16 Reading 45 13 13 19 52 -5
17 Forest 45 12 16 17 52 -5
18 Bristol City 45 13 13 19 52 -16
19 Huddersfield 45 13 12 20 51 -7
20 Rotherham 45 13 10 22 49 -14
21 Fulham 45 11 15 19 48 -14
R Charlton 45 9 13 23 40 -37
R MK Dons 45 9 12 24 39 -29
R Bolton 45 5 15 25 30 -39
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Middlesbrough  Results (view all)

Middlesbrough  Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 12:30PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.diggerman8