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Summary

  1. Caretaker boss Steve Agnew in charge of Middlesbrough
  2. Swansea lost only once at home under Clement since January
  3. Swansea five points ahead of Boro, who are in bottom three

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. Over and out

    A point which is better for Swansea but not great for either.

    Come and join the fun at Wembley here - where Coventry have just gone 2-0 up - or at the Emirates here.

  2. Post update

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    Swansea City

    Swansea manager Paul Clement: "We lacked a bit in the final third.We peppered their box with set pieces but we couldn't find a way through.

    "We got a point, we wanted more, we move on to the next game.

  3. 'We couldn't get over the line'

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    Swansea City

    Swansea manager Paul Clement: "Any point you get is valuable but we are disappointed not to win the game. 

    "They had a big chance at the end but they didn't have an attempt on target in the whole game so a defeat would have been harsh.

    "You never know how valuable that point could be. It is tight at the bottom, there are eight games to go and we remain very positive.

    "The players have been brilliant for me, they have executed the plan well but Middlesbrough defended very well and we couldn't get over the line."

    Swansea manager Paul Clement
  4. 'The spirit is terrific'

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    Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough caretaker manager Steve Agnew: "You could see that the fight is there. The spirit is terrific.

    "Swansea have been in the Premier League for seven years, and this is our first season. It was difficult for us to sustain attacks but we kept going right to the end.

    "You'd expect Rudy Gestede to score at the end but when the next chance comes I'm sure he will.

    "It's another point and we will regroup."

    Middlesbrough caretaker manager Steve Agnew
  5. 'Back into training tomorrow'

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    Leon Britton

    Swansea City midfielder

    I couldn't watch that last Middlesbrough chance - you expected the net to bulge. 

    Today definitely feels like an opportunity missed. It was a good chance to put some points between us and a direct rival. 

    But we will go back into training tomorrow and can't be too down. I suppose with 90 seconds to go we could have taken nothing from this game and we took a point.

  6. Oh the disappointment...

    Swansea 0-0 Middlesbrough

    I think it's fair to say Victor Valdes was very disappointed by Rudy Gestede's failure to score that golden chance late on...

    Victor Valdes
  7. Post update

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    If Rudy Gestede had scored that header right at the end, Middlesbrough would be just two points behind Swansea, with a game in hand. 

    Ben Gibson and Ruby Gestede
    Image caption: 'You'll win a game again one day mate...'
  8. 'You can see why they are down there'

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    Steve Claridge

    Ex-Leicester striker on BBC Radio 5 Live

    This was the way we imagined this game would pan out to be honest. Middlesbrough were difficult to break down but didn't pose a threat until the last five minutes when they looked like they could go on and win it. 

    There was a nervousness from Swansea and that filtered through to the crowd - they were up for it, don't get me wrong but you can see why these teams are in the position they are in. 

  9. 'We needed to win that'

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    Leon Britton

    Swansea City midfielder

    Its alright for us because we keep them five points away from us but overall we know we needed to win that with Spurs coming here in the middle of the week. 

    I'm disappointed if I'm honest. 

  10. 'The big man is kicking himself'

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    Middlesbrough

    Rudy gestede

    Middlesbrough captain Ben Gibson: "It's a good point, you can't get beat by the teams around you. We'll take the clean sheet, take the positives from it.

    "We came here wanting to win, we have to start winning games but it's important not to start this week with a defeat.

    "The big man [Rudy Gestede] is kicking himself after that chance, but he's been brilliant since he came in. It's a team effort."

  11. 39 without a win

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    Rudy Gestede has now gone 39 Premier League games without a win (last won v Bournemouth, August 2015); extending the longest winless run in the competition by a player.  

    The new Nigel Quashie. 

  12. 'It took Boro 90 minutes to have a go'

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    Steve Claridge

    Ex-Leicester striker on BBC Radio 5 Live

    It was a really good second half. There was tempo and urgency. 

    It took Middlesbrough almost 90 minutes to decide they want to try and give it a go. 

  13. FULL-TIME

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    What a chance for Rudy Gestede and Middlesbrough. He'll be thinking about that all the way home. 

  14. CLOSE!

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    BURY THAT!!!

    How has he missed? Alvaro Negredo plays a dream of a cross in from the right, with the outside of his left foot, it's delicious, and Rudy Gestede just has to head it home from a few yards out.

    But he puts it wide! That was the chance, the moment which could have blown the bottom of the table open. 

    Rudy Gestede
  15. CLOSE!

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    Chance! Luciano Narsingh is through on goal but takes a heavy touch and the chance is gone, the ball then comes back in and Leroy Fer must score for Swansea but ends up bundling the ball over the top, he was under pressure from a defender who got a vital touch to it.

    Leroy Fer
  16. Post update

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    Leon Britton

    Swansea City midfielder

    So many corners and free kicks - this is where we miss Llorente - without him we just aren't the first to get to the crosses and test Valdes. 

  17. Post update

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    Rudy Gestede, on a yellow card, is perhaps lucky not to see a second for a rather ugly lunge. Swansea keep on being gifted free-kicks and they may just make one count. 

  18. CLOSE!

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    Now or never for Glyfi Sigurdsson as he lines up the free kick - it deflects narrowly wide! That was very close indeed.

    And from the corner Alfie Mawson has a header blocked!

    So nearly the winner. 

    Glyfi Sigurdsson
  19. 'I guess the manager seems happy as they are'

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    Leon Britton

    Swansea City midfielder

    I am a bit surprised there hasn't been a change here. You've got Baston and Montero on the bench but I guess the manager seems happy as they are. 

    You would think he would bring one of them on to inject a bit of pace and energy. 

  20. Post update

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    Swansea pump two set-pieces into the area, Boro head them clear. You get the feeling we could play all day and not see a goal.

    But hang on, play is called back for a foul RIGHT on the edge of the area. Step up Gylfi Sigurdsson.