Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Middlesbrough 0.
Charlton Athletic 0-0 Middlesbrough
Ten-man Middlesbrough weathered late pressure to earn a point against draw specialists Charlton at The Valley.
George Friend spurned the best chance of the first period when he headed a corner into the side netting.
The closest either side came was when Frederic Bulot smashed the inside of a post from Rhoys Wiggins cross.
Albert Adomah was shown a second yellow card - and a red - for a high foot late on but Middlesbrough held on to record their first draw of the term.
In a tight first-half, the first chance went to the away side when Adomah dragged a shot wide from the right side of the penalty area.
Friend then out-jumped Tal Ben Haim at the back post from Adam Clayton's corner but his header hit the side netting.
The lively Patrick Bamford saw a dipping long-range effort deflected narrowly over the bar before half-time.
The game finally came to the boil in the final 15 minutes when the home side began to assert continued pressure on Middlesbrough.
After Adomah picked up a second yellow card for a dangerous challenge on Wiggins, the home side pushed for a winner.
Wiggins' delivery from the left was met by Bulot, but he saw his effort rebound off the inside of a post and away to safety.
Substitute Lawrie Wilson's effort was saved by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos and, from the resulting corner, George Tucedean's header was cleared off the line to secure Middlesbrough a share of the points.
The result is Charlton's sixth draw of the season and sees Boro drop out of the play-offs into seventh.
Charlton manager Bob Peeters: "We did everything to win but the only thing we lacked was a goal.
"For me, if it was a sending off, that is the referee's decision. I was not shouting for a card or whatever, I was just shouting for a foul in our favour."
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka: "It was difficult for us because we played 120 minutes on Tuesday.
"Everybody was very excited after our game at Anfield, and when you are excited then you can lose your concentration and we were brilliant again.
"I told my players after Tuesday that I was very proud of the players and I am again today."
- 6Bikey Amougou
- 20SollyBooked at 74mins
- 26Ben HaimBooked at 39mins
- 8BulotSubstituted forWilsonat 85'minutes
- 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forMoussaat 45'minutes
- 4JacksonSubstituted forTucudeanat 69'minutes
- 22OmeruoSubstituted forGibsonat 71'minutes
- 10TomlinSubstituted forWildschutat 87'minutes
- 27AdomahBooked at 82mins
- 9KikeSubstituted forLeadbitterat 76'minutes
- Gavin Ward
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Middlesbrough 0.
Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Middlesbrough).
Attempt blocked. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tal Ben Haim with a headed pass.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.
Attempt saved. Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Igor Vetokele.
Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Emilio Nsue Lopez.
Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).
Adam Reach (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Grant Leadbitter.
Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).
Dimitrios Konstantopoulos (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Middlesbrough. Yanic Wildschut replaces Lee Tomlin.
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lawrie Wilson replaces Frédéric Bulot.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Second yellow card to Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) for a bad foul.
Delay in match Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.
Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough).
Frédéric Bulot (Charlton Athletic) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Rhoys Wiggins with a cross.
Substitution, Middlesbrough. Grant Leadbitter replaces Kike.
Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough).
Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Chris Solly (Charlton Athletic).
Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Middlesbrough. Ben Gibson replaces Kenneth Omeruo because of an injury.
Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough).
Substitution, Charlton Athletic. George Tucudean replaces Johnnie Jackson.
Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.
Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Johnnie Jackson.
Hand ball by Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough).
Adam Reach (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic).
Emilio Nsue Lopez (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Franck Moussa (Charlton Athletic).
Offside, Charlton Athletic. Jordan Cousins tries a through ball, but Igor Vetokele is caught offside.