There was a real tussle at Villa Park last night as Aston Villa and Middlesbrough played out a hard-fought 0-0 draw.
In one of the games to watch last night there was a lack of goals but not entertainment as the pair were reduced to ten men during the game.
Ultimately, then, Boro will be the happier of the sides to get away from the game with a point and Garry Monk has taken to Twitter to praise the character shown by his players:
— Garry Monk (@GarryMonk) September 13, 2017
Certainly, there was a real battle going on across the pitch and Boro held firm as Villa tried to increase the pressure during the game.
The point leaves Boro ninth in the table, just the one point behind the play-off spots, and fans took to Twitter after the game to respond to Monk – with the best of which below:
Tough game, done really well to come away with the draw. UTB
— robbie (@robbievmfc) September 13, 2017
Keep up the good work. UTB
— Jake (@jrs97_) September 13, 2017
Agreed. The battling was class.If Traore dnt have bad luck, he’d have no luck.Chin up & lets smash QPR.1 pt gained tonight, not 2 lost. #UTB
— bigted (@BigTedChurch) September 13, 2017
Properly enjoyed that.
— Boro_Hamster (@BoroHamster) September 13, 2017
If it hadn’t been for the linesman & referee we might of got all 3 points
— FREDERICK EVANS (@FREDEVANS70) September 13, 2017
This is a HUGE point in the circumstances! UTB
— Chris Power (@chrispower84) September 13, 2017
— chris cottrell (@chriscottrell25) September 13, 2017
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