HOW Middlesbrough's players fared in the dramatic 1-1 draw with Leeds at the Riverside on Saturday.


1-0: Wing (47, controlled Friend’s pass on the edge of the box before slotting a lovely finish inside Casilla’s bottom left corner)

1-1: Phillips (90, on hand to nod over the line from close range in a crowded area from Cooper’s header)

Referee: Darren England (Barnsley) – had a decent game and there could be no complaints about the length of added time. 7

Bookings: Howson (90, dissent)

Attendance: 30,881

Entertainment: ****

Boro Leeds

Shots on 3 4

Shots off 6 13

Corners 2 9

Offsides 3 2

Fouls 11 8


8 Randolph: Came into his own in the second half and made a number of important saves and catches;

7 Shotton: Unfortunate not to at least test the keeper during an impressive first half from him

7 Ayala: Strong defensively from start to finish to frustrated Bamford and Co

7 Flint: Enjoyed a similar afternoon to sidekick Ayala even though he can’t believe how he didn’t score

6 Fry: Had a few shakier moments than the defenders alongside him

8 Friend: Got down the line regularly to support the attacks and enjoyed an assist;

8 MIKEL: Don’t think he has given the ball away in any of his outings so far

7 Wing: Took his goal well and was a handful throughout for Leeds

6 Howson: Got through an enormous amount of running in both directions

6 Saville: Faded after the restart but enjoyed a strong first half when

6 Hugill: Worked his socks off in the final third and led the line well without testing the keeper


Besic (for Wing 63): Had a better afternoon than he has of late. 6

Assombalonga (for Hugill 77)

Clayton (for Saville 77)

(not used): Konstantopoulos (gk), Downing, Fletcher, van la Parra.

LEEDS UNITED (4-1-4-1): Casilla 7; Ayling 6 (Shackleton 80), Cooper 6, Jansson 7, Alioski 7; PHILLIPS 7; Harrison 6, Klich 5 (Roberts 57, 5), Roofe 7, Clarke 6 (Hernandez 46, 6); Bamford 5. Subs: Peacock-Farrell (gk), Brown, Davis, Halme.

MAN OF THE MATCH: JOHN Obi Mikel – his arrival could well to be one of the most important pieces of business of the year in the Championship.