Boro 1 Blackburn 1: Howson seals point after Gallagher rocket as both Carter & Morsy see red while Hernandez watches on

MIDDLESBROUGH and Blackburn shared the spoils after a fiery clash left both teams fuming as each finished with ten men.

Boro were up against it when Sam Gallagher’s rocket put Rovers ahead early on.

But a cool finish from Jonny Howson secured a point in a game they dominated before Hayden Carter and Sam Morsy received red.

The result keeps both teams stuck in mid-table with one defeat apiece from their five games.

Boro manager Neil Warnock, who had Norwich City attacker Orel Hernandez watching ahead of his loan move to Teesside, said: “I’m hoping to have a chat with him afterwards.

“I bet he enjoyed that today and will think ‘wow’ and want to roll his sleeves up and get out there.”

On the referee's decision to send-off, he added: “He said to the fourth official it was deliberate and he meant to hurt him. I don’t think he even made contact. It’s a poor decision.

“I walked on calmly and asked him if I could see him in 30 minutes, and 29-and-a-half minutes I waited and he’s gone. That sums it up for me.”


Gallagher silenced The Riverside when he unleashed a pearler from 25 yards that cannoned off the inside of Joe Lumley’s left post on its way in.

Boro regrouped with Isaiah Jones giving Carter nightmares, leading to the defender’s first caution for a flying hack.

Warnock let the fourth official have both barrels when Tavernier was denied a penalty for a shirt pull but he had something to cheer before the break.

Lumley sent Anfernee Dijksteel away after catching a corner and his long ball caught out Rovers as Howson raced through and produced a brilliant lob to equalise.

Carter’s sliding block prevented Duncan Watmore from tapping home while Paddy McNair’s long-ranger was tipped round the post as Boro continued to press after the restart.

The visitors continued to hang on but looked up against it when Carter was shown a second yellow for a high boot on McNair with 11 to go but seconds later Morsy was shown a straight red for a challenge on Tyler Magloire.

Mowbray, returning to the club he served as player and manager, said: “He’s sick of me telling him Sam that he’s got a bazooka in his right foot.

“But it wasn’t very nice and it takes two teams to play a football match. 

“I don’t think it was a bad tackle. Hayden was just trying to clear a ball and I couldn’t even see Morsy’s.”

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