Date: 11th February 2017 at 9:55pm
Written by: Vital Boro

Middlesbrough are eight league games without a victory after a tight scoreless draw with Everton at the Riverside.

Adama Traore saw a chipped attempt gathered by Joel Robles underneath his crossbar while opposite number Victor Valdes was forced into a low stop from Romelu Lukaku.

Recent signing Ademola Lookman also had a couple of efforts blocked for the visitors before Cristhian Stuani’s close-range header was dealt with by Robles after the interval.

Boro defender Ben Gibson then went close when his header from a 65th minute corner was met on the line by Leighton Baines.

Meanwhile, home keeper Valdes later denied Lookman before substitute Rudy Gestede’s header from a Calum Chambers cross was turned over by Robles.

Middlesbrough: Valdes, Chambers, Bernardo, Gibson, Fabio, de Roon, Clayton, Forshaw (Guedioura 58), Traore, Negredo (Gestede 82), Stuani (Ramirez 67)

subs (unused): Ayala, Leadbitter, Guzan, Downing

Everton: Robles, Coleman, Williams, Funes Mori, Baines, Davies, Gueye (E. Valencia 62), Schneiderlin, Barkley (Barry 87), Lookman (Lennon 73), R. Lukaku

subs (unused): Jagielka, Kone, Stekelenburg, Holgate

Ref: M. Dean

Att: 31,496

 

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