Middlesbrough 0-0 Crystal Palace

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Highlights - Middlesbrough 0-0 Crystal Palace

Middlesbrough remain without a league win since Boxing Day after being held to a goalless draw by Crystal Palace.

Boro's Tony McMahon scooped over, while Kagisho Dikgacoi cleared Lukas Jutkiewicz's header off the line.

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Palace unlucky not to win - Freedman

Promising Palace youngster Wilfried Zaha narrowly missed the target with two long-range drives.

Jermaine Easter then forced home keeper Jason Steele into making a fine save with an 18-yard strike from the edge of the area.

Steele, who was the busier of the two keepers, also turned Chris Martin's 25-yard drive round the post.

Former Newcastle midfielder Darren Ambrose then tested the home goal when he fired inches over from just outside the area.

Palace thought they had won a penalty when Joe Bennett brought down Zaha, but referee Mark Heywood adjudged the foul to have taken place outside the area.

The point for Dougie Freedman's side, also without a league victory in 2012, keeps them 14th in the Championship.

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