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Middlesbrough 2-2 Hull City: Jarrod Bowen double earns Tigers draw

Jarrod Bowen scores
Hull's Jarrod Bowen has scored 12 goals this season

Two Jarrod Bowen goals in four minutes saw Hull City come back to draw at 10-man Middlesbrough and maintain the pressure on Boro boss Jonathan Woodgate.

The hosts seemed destined for their first win in 10 games until Marvin Johnson's straight red card for a reckless lunge on Eric Lichaj while Boro led 2-0.

Marcus Tavernier poked Boro ahead from six yards from Paddy McNair's low cross and Ashley Fletcher doubled the lead, rounding Hull keeper George Long after fine interplay with strike partner Britt Assombalonga.

Hull initially struggled to make the most of the extra man until Bowen's long-range rocket halved their deficit, and the forward then turned in from close range to ensure they came away with a point.

The point moves Woodgate's side out of the Championship relegation zone on goal difference, with Grant McCann's Hull up to 14th.

Boro's first half was arguably their most impressive of the season, with Assombalonga and Fletcher a constant menace for the visiting defence - but Johnson's needless sending-off led to the latter being replaced at half-time as Woodgate looked for more solidity against the extra man.

Tom Eaves had a strong penalty shout waved away and Jordy de Wijs forced a save from Darren Randolph before Bowen's low thunderbolt from 25 yards, which took a slight nick off Eaves on its way past the helpless Boro keeper.

Bowen's second was more routine - his initial header blocked by Dael Fry back into his path, and the 22-year-old swept home the rebound.

He came close to a hat-trick and winning goal, but could not quite latch onto a thumping kick from goalkeeper Long.

The last time Boro went 10 games without a win outside the top flight was in January-March 1985, and Woodgate's side welcome bottom club Barnsley to the Riverside on Wednesday in what could be a pivotal match.

Middlesbrough head coach Jonathan Woodgate:

"We're disappointed. As long as we had 11 players on the pitch we were absolutely sensational. Then Marvin gets sent off. It's a lack of discipline. I've told him he cost the team and he knows that.

"You can't tackle like that and expect to stay on the pitch. What did he say to me? He said nothing. What can he say? He cost his team, he's disappointed. He can't answer anything back, can he?

"It feels like a defeat, we're really disappointed. I'll pick the players up and if we play anything like we did when we had 11 players on the pitch, we'll be fine."

Hull head coach Grant McCann:

"Jarrod is a top player, his first goal was an excellent finish. His second was one he has done on numerous occasions for Hull. Jarrod has real determination to be the best he can be.

"He has everything about him to be the Championship's top scorer. What will be will be, we are delighted to have him. We just want him to continue enjoying his football here.

"We will get games like that this season where we don't look our best. We showed great character. I'm really pleased with the response from the group second half to get into the game."

Line-ups

Middlesbrough

  • 23Randolph
  • 16Howson
  • 4Ayala
  • 6Fry
  • 2DijksteelBooked at 90mins
  • 17McNair
  • 26Wing
  • 7Tavernier
  • 21JohnsonBooked at 37mins
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 11FletcherSubstituted forClaytonat 45'minutesBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 8Clayton
  • 25Wood
  • 27Bola
  • 33Coulson
  • 35O'Neill
  • 37Liddle
  • 42Pears

Hull

  • 1Long
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Burke
  • 4de WijsBooked at 65mins
  • 26ElderSubstituted forBowlerat 59'minutes
  • 37Da Silva LopesSubstituted forBattyat 59'minutes
  • 6Stewart
  • 36Irvine
  • 20Bowen
  • 9Eaves
  • 11GrosickiSubstituted forLewis-Potterat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Tafazolli
  • 8Batty
  • 13Ingram
  • 18Honeyman
  • 19Bowler
  • 25Pennington
  • 31Lewis-Potter
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
18,596

Match Stats

Home TeamMiddlesbroughAway TeamHull
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home10
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Middlesbrough 2, Hull City 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 2, Hull City 2.

Booking

Anfernee Dijksteel (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Substitution

Substitution, Hull City. Keane Lewis-Potter replaces Kamil Grosicki.

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Reece Burke (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough).

Attempt missed. Tom Eaves (Hull City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Kevin Stewart (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.

Daniel Batty (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough).

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Jonny Howson.

Foul by Jordy de Wijs (Hull City).

Patrick McNair (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Daniel Ayala.

Foul by Daniel Batty (Hull City).

Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Hull City. Kamil Grosicki tries a through ball, but Tom Eaves is caught offside.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Marcus Tavernier.

Reece Burke (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough).

Goal!

Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Hull City 2. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jordy de Wijs with a headed pass.

Tom Eaves (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dael Fry (Middlesbrough).

Foul by Kevin Stewart (Hull City).

Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Bowler (Hull City).

Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Middlesbrough 2, Hull City 1. Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jackson Irvine.

Attempt saved. Josh Bowler (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Tom Eaves.

Eric Lichaj (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough).

Attempt saved. Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Tom Eaves.

Attempt blocked. Dael Fry (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Jordy de Wijs (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordy de Wijs (Hull City).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 24th November 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1West Brom17106131181336
2Leeds17104323101334
3Preston1794431181331
4Fulham178542618829
5Nottm Forest168532013729
6Swansea178542217529
7Bristol City177822521429
8Brentford178362213927
9Sheff Wed177462216625
10Millwall176652022-224
11Derby176651921-224
12QPR177372732-524
13Charlton176562421323
14Hull176562523223
15Birmingham177281722-523
16Cardiff175752525022
17Blackburn176382326-321
18Reading165381921-218
19Huddersfield174581925-617
20Wigan1743101426-1215
21Middlesbrough172871523-814
22Luton1742112332-914
23Stoke1742111930-1114
24Barnsley1716101836-189
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