Date: 16th April 2016 at 8:26pm
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People were expecting a hammering. In the end it was fairly respectable, but a defeat nonetheless.

Middlesbrough are going for promotion, just like Burnley are. And it was very similar to the Burnley game. We played well, we led, then a big money striker pops us and scores two goals. Today, it was Jordan Rhodes who was the marksman.

After a goalless first half, Josh Vela, who hadn’t had the best of games, opened the scoring, Dean Moxey took the throw, Emile Heskey, who played really well, laid it off and young Vela broke the deadlock.

Heskey was taken off for Liam Trotter though. If you take off a striker and hope to hold onto a 1-0 lead with the worst defence in the division, you’re either ballsy or stupid. Unfortunately for Jimmy Phillips this may be looked back on as stupid.

We dropped far too deep and Rhodes equalised from close range with 17 minutes left.

Mark Davies could, maybe should have had a penalty after going down on the back of a great solo run, but it was waved away.

The winner was coming and Rhodes scored it, from a matter of yards out after some hopeless defending.

Nearly.

 

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