“Will take that with 10 men and a goal down”: Some Middlesbrough fans content with 1-1 draw vs Blackburn + Match report

Middlesbrough 1-1 Blackburn: 10-man Boro grab a draw at home

Middlesbrough came from a goal down to get a draw against Blackburn Rovers after going a man down early on at Teesside. Mohamed Besic was sent off in the 21st minute for hauling down dangerman Bradley Dack.

That was followed by a superb free-kick from Charlie Mulgrew curling past Darren Randolph to give the away side a lead in the 22nd minute.

Around the hour mark, Jordan Hugill was denied by Mulgrew’s well-timed tackle but he laid off to Assombalonga who bent in a glorious shot to equalise proceedings. Despite the end result, the Rovers were the better team, chiefly because Boro had only 10 men on the pitch.

After equalising, the home side did go in search of a winner but couldn’t go past David Raya. It took some spirited defending from the away team to keep Boro quiet despite numerical superiority.

Dack should have scored for Blackburn but he hit the crossbar, while Raya had to make a few good saves to deny Tony Mowbray’s men.


Britt Assombalonga

This result puts Boro at sixth place in the table, two points ahead of seventh-placed Nottingham Forest. Most importantly, they are seven and six points behind Norwich City and Leeds United respectively, who take the first and second spot in the table respectively.

Meanwhile, the Rovers are in the mid-table scrap at the moment with 30 points, six behind the playoff spots.

Here’s how the Middlesbrough fans reacted after this spirited effort by their team to come back from a goal down despite being a man down. Safe to say that a few were not happy with what Besic did:

Written by Mizgan Masani

A football enthusiast, who loves to analyse the game in depth. Following various leagues and knowing about the playing styles of different managers intrigues me to the core.
Other than that, I am an Electronics Engineer!


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