Middlesbrough’s playoff hopes suffered a blow as they produced one of the close football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Riley McGhee opened the scoring for the visitors in the 46th minute before Michael Obafemi equalized for the hosts two minutes later. This proved to be the only goalmouth action as both sides failed to find a winner in the remainder of the game.
Swansea’s Russell Martin: “I am really excited about next season. We’ve shown intensity, courage, and bravery. Today showed how far we have come especially in terms of our mentality. We were brave, we had dominance and control at times and we want to take this momentum into next season. It was a really high-level game and I liked the first half. We had some good moments but lacked composure and quality in the last third. It was an uncharacteristic mistake from us for their goal but credit to the guys for how they reacted. We got caught up with the emotion a bit in the second half, it was scary stuff at times.”
Middlesbrough’s Chris Wilder: “I haven’t got a crystal ball, I don’t know what’s in front of us but there is no given result in this division. The teams above us have difficult games to play, the teams around us have difficult games to play – as do we. We’re back home on Wednesday night (against Cardiff) and it’s a season-defining game. It was carnage at times and from a neutrals point of view probably fabulous viewing. There could have been a few heart attacks for both managers and arguably we’ve had the best opportunities of the game. I don’t think it would have been a smash and grab, it would have been us winning a really tight game.”
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