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Charlton Athletic 0-0 Middlesbrough

George Friend
Middlesbrough had won all of their previous three Championship away games

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."

Line-ups

Charlton

Formation 4-5-1

  • 1Henderson
  • 16Wiggins
  • 6Bikey Amougou
  • 20SollyBooked at 74mins
  • 26Ben HaimBooked at 39mins
  • 8BulotSubstituted forWilsonat 85'minutes
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forMoussaat 45'minutes
  • 4JacksonSubstituted forTucudeanat 69'minutes
  • 24Cousins
  • 17Buyens
  • 14Vetokele

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 5Morrison
  • 10Moussa
  • 21Fox
  • 29Tucudean
  • 30Pope
  • 43Ahearne-Grant

Middlesbrough

Formation 4-4-2

  • 13Konstantopoulos
  • 22OmeruoSubstituted forGibsonat 71'minutes
  • 3Friend
  • 24Nsue
  • 4Ayala
  • 10TomlinSubstituted forWildschutat 87'minutes
  • 27AdomahBooked at 82mins
  • 8Clayton
  • 20Reach
  • 9KikeSubstituted forLeadbitterat 76'minutes
  • 23Bamford

Substitutes

  • 5Fredericks
  • 6Gibson
  • 7Leadbitter
  • 11Ledesma
  • 17Husband
  • 33Wildschut
  • 46Blackman
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
16,110

Match Stats

Home TeamCharltonAway TeamMiddlesbrough
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home5
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Middlesbrough 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Charlton Athletic 0, Middlesbrough 0.

  3. Post update

    Yoni Buyens (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Yanic Wildschut (Middlesbrough).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Igor Vetokele (Charlton Athletic) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tal Ben Haim with a headed pass.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    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.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Cousins (Charlton Athletic).

  10. Post update

    Adam Reach (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Charlton Athletic. Conceded by Grant Leadbitter.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lawrie Wilson (Charlton Athletic).

  13. Post update

    Dimitrios Konstantopoulos (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Middlesbrough. Yanic Wildschut replaces Lee Tomlin.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Charlton Athletic. Lawrie Wilson replaces Frédéric Bulot.

  16. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  17. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) for a bad foul.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Rhoys Wiggins (Charlton Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough).