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Summary

  1. Struggling Boro make four changes
  2. Burnley make two changes to side that beat Stoke

Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    That's that.

    Boro are six points shy of safety.

    Next up? Arsenal.

    Burnley players at full-time
  2. Last chance for Boro?

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Adam Clayton crosses from the right and Daniel Ayala heads over the bar from 10 yards.

    He should have done better.

  3. STOPPAGE TIME

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Four of those minutes.

  4. LOWTON O'CLOCK

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    1. Stewart Downing's free-kick is goalbound but headed wide by Matt Lowton about a yard from his own goalline.

    2. Daniel Ayala's header from the resulting corner is cleared off the line by... Matt Lowton.

    3. Alvaro Negredo finds the net with a low(ton) drive - but it's disallowed because he handled the ball.

    Stewart Downing
  5. CONTROVERSY!

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Well. Should that have been a red?!!

    Michael Keane brings down Patrick Bamford as he slips running through on goal.

    Hmm...

    Boro have a free-kick.

    Patrick Bamford appeals
  6. WARNING: Into the last eight minutes

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    The Clarets have barely had to get out of second gear.

    Doubt the players will need an ice bath.

    Patrick Bamford comes on for Boro to add some more firepower to the attack.

  7. GREAT CHANCE!

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    That was a fabulous chance for Sam Vokes!

    The Clarets sub collects Stephen Ward's cross from the left but his shot is straight at Victor Valdes. In all fairness, he had to dig out the ball from behind him.

  8. CHANCE!

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Adam Clayton! Adam Clayton! Adam Clayton!  Just put your boot through it!

    The Boro midfielder is fed the ball by Adama Traore, who does brilliantly on the byeline, but then fires (!) a gentle shot into the gloves of Tom Heaton.

  9. GREAT OVERHEAD AND SAVE!

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Sub Alvaro Negredo nearly becomes "super sub" as he tries to recreate Pele's goal from Escape to Victory.

    The Spaniard meets a cross from the left with a brilliant overhead that Tom Heaton does well to punch away.

    That's the closest Boro have come to scoring.

    Adama Traore is on for Rudy Gestede - at last, some pace!!

    Alvaro Negredo
  10. Post update

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Hendrick is OK. We are back under way again.

  11. Post update

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Ben Mee's header from the corner is on target but straight at keeper Victor Valdes.

    Burnley are on top. 

    But play is stopped with Jeff Hendrick on the deck.

  12. Post update

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    By the way, Alvaro Negredo has come on.

    Burnley have a corner and bring on Sam Vokes to replace Andre Gray.

  13. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Boro were nearly severely punished there.

    Stephen Ward surges down the right - Antonio Barragan produces a horrendous attempt in trying to slide-tackle the Burnley man - and cuts the ball back to Robbie Brady, whose sweeping shot just flies past Victor Valdes' far post.

    That was close.

    Boro HAVE to step it up.

  14. Post update

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Looks like Alvaro Negredo - Boro's top scorer this season - is about to come on for Cristhian Stuani.

    Alvaro Negredo
  15. Post update

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    You haven't missed much.

    The teams have retreated into their slumber.

  16. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    The home side have stepped it up.

    Adam Clayton plays the ball to the far post where he finds Stewart Downing.

    The ex-England international (is he ex?) plays a low cross into Cristhian Stuani, but the Uruguayan attacker fails to get any good contact.

    Moments later, Rudy Gestede's header is gathered low down by Tom Heaton. It would have been a crime if the England keeper hadn't saved that.

  17. KICK-OFF

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    We are back under way.

  18. Teams are back out

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    It's probably worth stressing that this is a HUGE 45 minutes for Boro.

    They have matches against Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea coming up.

  19. HALF-TIME

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Dull, to be fair.

    Middlesbrough fans
  20. KICKING-OFF

    Middlesbrough 0-0 Burnley

    Now then.

    Antonio Barragan is on the deck in the area. He's holding his face. There's a bit of a fracas involving the players.

    Replays show that Stephen Ward shoved Barragan to the ground. But it was a shove to the chest not the face.

    Anyway, after consultation with the assistant Martin Atkinson awards a free-kick to Boro.

    Moments later "Atko" shows Ward a yellow for continuing his debate with the Boro player.

    Antonio Barragan lies injured