A thoroughly entertaining match at St Andrews resulting in Middlesbrough earning a point to move back to the top of the Championship for a few days at least. The mid-table Blues played their part in the 2-2 draw, which wasn’t short of talking points and discussion.
With the game at 2-2, Daniel Ayala had a goal very harshly disallowed for offside. That would have given Boro a 3-2 lead, just minutes after conceding.
Whilst the result will go down well in both Burnley and Brighton, we are going to take to Twitter to see how the result is going down in Teesside. Although Middlesbrough have essentially dropped points, a final day of the season win over promotion rivals Brighton would still earn them promotion.
— Pete Bowyer (@CllrPeteBowyer) April 29, 2016
— Nick Ransom (@MrNickRansom) April 29, 2016
Fuming with that. Robbed of the 3 points by an absolutely ridiculous offside decision. #Boro
— Ash (@xBlackenedSky) April 29, 2016
— Stuart Kerr (@stuiekerr) April 29, 2016
— Maree Diamond (@ReeLD) April 29, 2016
Whilst it was frustration for Middlesbrough, there are plenty of happy Burnley and Brighton supporters out there:
— Andrew Tipler (@andrewtipler) April 29, 2016
Good news is it removes the possibility of Boro & Brighton going into the last game knowing a draw will do them both #twitterclarets
— Austin (@BaldingWookie) April 29, 2016
No gloats. I'd be furious if a decision like that cost us, no matter how jammy Rhodes' goal was. Doesn't change our job: WIN #twitterclarets
— Jamie Smith (@JamieSmiff) April 29, 2016
— Andy Addison (@andyadd7) April 29, 2016
— Emma Beeney (@_EmmaJane90) April 29, 2016
— Joe Panther (@joe_panther) April 29, 2016
Also, tonight’s game brings down the home campaign for Birmingham City. Considering they had ‘nothing to play for’ their fans generally seem very happy with their Friday night showing:
Kieftenbeld my man of the match tonight. Absolutely everywhere. Part of the spine to build off next season. Excellent. #BCFC
— Ryan Deeney (@RyanDeeney2194) April 29, 2016
— Louise Hopson (@louisehopson) April 29, 2016
Ruined a promotion party, happy with that #bcfc
— Olly Howarth (@BCFC_Olly_KRO) April 29, 2016
— Blue & White (@BluesBcfc) April 29, 2016
One thing that is for sure is that games like this prove why we love the Championship and Football League in general. Having said that, the likes of Middlesbrough certainly don’t want to be playing at that level next season! The promotion race continues and we can expect plenty more twists and turns in the promotion race too. We haven’t even started the play-offs yet either!!