How did the players fare in Middlesbrough's 2-2 draw at Bristol City?


Bentley 7; Hunt 6 (Pereira, 67), Moore 5, Baker 6, Rowe 6; Eliasson 7, Brownhill 6, Massengo 7 (Semenyo 74, 6) PALMER 7 (O’Dowda, 66); Weimann 6, Afobe 6.

Subs (not used): Maenpaa (gk), Diedhiou, Szmodics, Williams.


7 Randolph: A reliable last line of defence, but was left badly exposed for both City goals by leaden and ponderous defending

6 Dijksteel: Showed why attack can be the best form of defence when he was pushed back and left wrong-footed by O’Dowda to set up late equaliser

7 Fry: Praised as a ‘big lighthouse’ by Woodgate - it’s only a matter of time before he’s playing in the Premier League if this is anything to go by

7 Shotton: A tower of strength alongside Fry who rose to the challenge of subduing the menacing Afobe

6 Bola: A confident display by the exciting young prospect who relished the opportunity to add an extra dimension to the Boro attack

9 McNAIR: Blotted his copybook with his role in City’s opener but changed the momentum of the contest with determination to put Boro on front foot

7 Clayton: Showed why City boss Lee Johnson is such a big admirer when he took out rising star Massengo with a crunching challenge

7 Wing: With his low-socks look, Boro’s version of Jack Grealish was a constant source of positivity

6 Johnson: His energetic performance helped Boro take the initiative early on and never gave the opposition defenders a moment’s rest

8 Assombalonga: A real handful for the home defence as he performed impressively and notched his landmark 100th EFL goal

7 Fletcher: Right at it from the off and was unlucky not to cap a strong display with a goal


Saville (for Johnson, 82)

Gestede (for Fletcher, 90)

(not used): Pears (gk), Browne, Malley, Tavernier, Walker.

MAN OF THE MATCH: PADDY McNAIR - Here, there and everywhere, the former Sunderland midfielder is making up for lost time after spending too much time kicking his heels on the sidelines during Tony Pulis’ reign.