Middlesbrough extended their unbeaten run to three games in one of the goalless football scores of the weekend in the Championship. Chris Wilder and his Middlesbrough side would rue a number of missed opportunities to seal their third consecutive win. Duncan Watmore produced arguably the miss of the season in the first half. Stoke themselves went close when Tyrese Campbell missed a one on one chance in the first half. Those were the best opportunities for either side as neither threatened to affect the scoreline for the rest of the game.
Stoke’s Michael O’Neill: “It was always going to be that type of game. Middlesbrough are a good side with good players and obviously, Chris is having an impact since he has gone in there. It was a game of few chances and our systems cancelled each other out. We both had good chances in the first half and neither of us took them. In the second half, it was difficult for either team to take any chances. We couldn’t find that bit of quality.”
Middlesbrough’s Chris Wilder: “I enjoyed watching my team come into the backyard of a team who will be no doubt in the play-offs, and we have gone toe-to-toe with them. Overall, our performance was good and on another day we might have shaded a win in a tight game. We came to a side, who I said previously, was potentially the hardest match we had faced. However, the greedy part of me says we should have won it.”
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