Middlesbrough 2-2 Sheffield Utd: Resilient Boro fight back twice to deny the Blades

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Boro were held to 2-2 draw by Sheffield U down on Sunday at the Riverside Stadium. Boro were looking to get back their winning ways after losing their last match 3-2 to Queens Park Rangers. Sheffield U were able to continue their winning streak after a 2-0 win against Millwall in their last match. As it stands, Boro and Sheffield U currently occupy 20th and 9th spots in the league, with 2 points and 4 points respectively after 3 matches.

The Blades started the first half well, with an early goal from Sander Berge in the 3rd minute. However, their lead was short lived, as Chuba Akpom equalised for The Boro, 14 minutes in, which brought Chris Wilder’s squad level at 1-1 at the half time break

Sheffield U fought back the second half, thanks to a goal from Ryan Giles at the 68 minute mark. In the end though, their celebrations were kept brief, as Chuba Akpom equalised for Boro in the 82nd minute and saw the match end 2-2.

Boro brought on Marc Bola, Alex Mowatt, Duncan Watmore and for Dael Fry, Marcus Forss, Anfernee Dijksteel and. Sheffield U brought on Rhian Brewster and Oliver McBurnie, to replace Billy Sharp and Iliman Ndiaye.

There were bookings for Riley McGree and Dael Fry from Boro, and Billy Sharp, Rhys Norrington-Davies and John Fleck, for Sheffield U.

Boro will next play Stoke City away, with Sheffield U facing Sunderland AFC at home.

Technical card:
Middlesbrough:Zack Steffen, Paddy McNair, Chuba Akpom, Isaiah Jones, Marcus Forss (Alex Mowatt, min.61), Darragh Lenihan, Jonny Howson, Anfernee Dijksteel (Duncan Watmore, min.76), Riley McGree, Dael Fry (Marc Bola, min.46) and Ryan Giles
Sheffield United:George Baldock, Oliver Norwood, Rhys Norrington-Davies, John Fleck, Wes Foderingham, Iliman Ndiaye (Oliver McBurnie, min.81), Anel Ahmedhodzic, Max Lowe, John Egan, Billy Sharp (Rhian Brewster, min.46) and Sander Berge
Stadium:the Riverside Stadium
Goals:Sander Berge (0-1, min. 3), Chuba Akpom (1-1, min. 14), Ryan Giles (1-2, min. 68) and Chuba Akpom (2-2, min. 82)