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Norwich City 1-0 Middlesbrough

Referee Mike Jones shows Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede a straight red card
Referee Mike Jones shows Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede a straight red card

Middlesbrough had striker Rudy Gestede sent off in the first half as they lost ground on the Championship play-off places with defeat at Norwich.

Gestede was shown a straight red for a lunge on Grant Hanley, five minutes after being booked for a high foot.

Canaries midfielder Tom Trybull celebrated a new contract by rifling in from long-range just before half-time.

James Maddison went close with a free-kick and Nelson Oliveira was twice thwarted as Boro toiled with 10 men.

Tony Pulis' side slipped a place to ninth, six points adrift of the final play-off spot, while Norwich stayed 13th - two points further back.

German midfielder Trybull, 24, signed a new three-and-a-half-year deal before kick-off and marked his return from injury with a crisp strike to beat Darren Randolph.

Boro had won their previous three away games but managed just 26% of possession - not helped by Gestede's dismissal after just 28 minutes.

Daniel Farke brought on German forward Onel Hernandez for his debut late on as Norwich saw out a fourth league victory in five with relative ease.

Norwich head coach Daniel Farke told BBC Radio Norfolk:

"I'm very pleased - it was a well-deserved win in a really concentrated, disciplined game and we didn't give one change away.

"It's not so easy when you have to create chances against a squad that's always well-organised, and after a red card they sit back a bit deeper.

"To be honest I wasn't so happy with the red card because I knew what would happen - they tried to park the bus in front of the goal and it's even more difficult to create chances, and you always have to be awake to control all the counters."

Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis told BBC Tees:

"Up until the sending off we've created the better opportunities and the better chances.

"The sending off - I've just watched it three or four times - Rudy (Gestede) goes into the challenge but plays the ball. (Grant) Hanley then follows in after Rudy has played the ball.

"I've seen challenges this week in the Premier League that have been 10 times worse than that challenge and they haven't been shown red cards."

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1Gunn
  • 31Hanley
  • 6Zimmermann
  • 15Klose
  • 4Reed
  • 27TetteyBooked at 90mins
  • 19TrybullBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLeitnerat 60'minutes
  • 26Lewis
  • 23MaddisonSubstituted forVrancicat 72'minutes
  • 9Oliveira
  • 11MurphySubstituted forHernándezat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Vrancic
  • 10Leitner
  • 12Watkins
  • 18Stiepermann
  • 25Hernández
  • 32Srbeny
  • 33McGovern

Middlesbrough

  • 25Randolph
  • 5Shotton
  • 4Ayala
  • 6Gibson
  • 3Friend
  • 8ClaytonSubstituted forAssombalongaat 82'minutes
  • 7LeadbitterBooked at 62mins
  • 19Downing
  • 37Traoré
  • 39GestedeBooked at 28mins
  • 11BamfordSubstituted forHowsonat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 14Cranie
  • 16Howson
  • 20Fry
  • 23Harrison
  • 27Besic
Referee:
Mike Jones
Attendance:
25,960

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamMiddlesbrough
Possession
Home74%
Away26%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 1, Middlesbrough 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 1, Middlesbrough 0.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by George Friend.

Foul by Timm Klose (Norwich City).

Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Onel Hernández (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Moritz Leitner following a fast break.

Booking

Alexander Tettey (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Alexander Tettey (Norwich City).

Adama Traoré (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.

Attempt blocked. Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nélson Oliveira.

Foul by Timm Klose (Norwich City).

Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Onel Hernández replaces Josh Murphy.

Harrison Reed (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by George Friend (Middlesbrough).

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Britt Assombalonga replaces Adam Clayton.

Attempt saved. Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

Foul by Timm Klose (Norwich City).

Adama Traoré (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough).

Attempt missed. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

Attempt saved. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Ryan Shotton.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Mario Vrancic replaces James Maddison.

Attempt missed. Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Moritz Leitner.

Attempt saved. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Josh Murphy.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Timm Klose.

Attempt saved. Nélson Oliveira (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamal Lewis.

Substitution

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Jonny Howson replaces Patrick Bamford.

Booking

Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Josh Murphy (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by James Maddison.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Moritz Leitner replaces Tom Trybull.

Attempt missed. Tom Trybull (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jamal Lewis.

Attempt missed. James Maddison (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

James Maddison (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Grant Hanley.

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