man city 1-1 middlesbrough

Published on November 5th, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman

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Report: Man City 1-1 Middlesbrough – 05/11/16

REPORT

Marten de Roon’s injury-time equaliser snatched a draw for Middlesbrough as City were made to pay for a sloppy second-half performance at the Etihad Stadium.

Sergio Aguero put the Blues ahead, stabbing in Kevin de Bruyne’s cross for his 150th City goal with their 18th shot of the afternoon.

Boro were hugely improved after the break and Alvaro Negredo brought a fine save from Claudio Bravo with an audacious lob from the halfway line.

Pep Guardiola’s side looked to have withstood the isolated spells of Boro pressure but De Roon’s header from George Friend’s 91st-minute cross denied them.

It was the midfielder’s first goal in a Middlesbrough shirt, and came just a minute after De Bruyne missed an empty net following a mistake by Boro keeper Victor Valdes.

Five minutes before that, Aguero missed a clear chance to seal the win, firing wide when found by Jesus Navas in the box.

OUR RATINGS

Player Our Rating (Out of 10)
Claudio Bravo 6
Gael Clichy 6
Aleksander Kolarov 6
John Stones 6
Pablo Zabaleta 6
Fernandinho 7
Ilkay Gundogan 7
Jesus Navas 6
David Silva 7
Kevin de Bruyne 7
Sergio Aguero 7
SUBS
Nolito 6
Alex Garcia 6
Kelechi Iheanacho 6

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