Paddy Mc Nair scored from the penalty spot to make sure Middlesborough completed one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Championship. He was brought down by Nathan Thompson in the box and duly stepped up to score the opener. Josh Coburn scored the second goal in stoppage time to end any hopes that the visitors had of salvaging a draw. It was also the sixth straight away loss after they were promoted to the league last season. They currently find themselves in the relegation zone.
Middlesbrough’s Neil Warnock: “I couldn’t fault them, every one of them has been super. They all know they are playing out of position, a lot of them anyway, we have nothing else so I asked them to enjoy the battle. I told them ‘Don’t dwell on any mistakes, just get on with it and enjoy it. I thought the crowd was quite patient today too. The majority of fans know. Quite simply we could have had another eight or nine points this season with a bit of luck.”
Peterborough’s Darren Ferguson: “It was a penalty (Dembele’s). He has got it wrong. Very wrong on that one. It was a blatant penalty. The referee is not going to be taking charge of the training session on Monday or our next game. I have to concentrate on what we have done wrong. I have been told it is a definite penalty. He has then given them a penalty. But that can’t affect us moving forward and what we are doing is not good enough.”
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