Middlesbrough 2-2 Hull City: Woodgate's men pay price for Johnson red

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Middlesbrough let a two-goal lead slip against Hull City after Marvin Johnson saw red for a careless challenge on Eric Lichaj.
Middlesbrough let a two-goal lead slip against Hull City after Marvin Johnson saw red for a careless challenge on Eric Lichaj.

Hull City came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at struggling 10-man Middlesbrough in Sunday's early Championship clash at the Riverside Stadium.

Jonathan Woodgate's side were two goals ahead and in comfortable control after goals from Marcus Tavernier and Ashley Fletcher, but a red card for Marvin Johnson swung the match in Hull's favour.

Jarrod Bowen struck twice after the break to secure a point for the visitors, who are up to 14th in the table.

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Tavernier struck with just seven minutes played before Fletcher finished a fine move involving strike-partner Britt Assombalonga, only for Johnson's reckless lunge on Eric Lichaj to leave Boro a man down before the interval.

Hull were much-improved in the second half and earned a point with two Bowen goals in the space of four minutes, and they could have snatched a win had they been more clinical in the closing stages.

Boro are now without a win in 10 Championship matches, but they do at least climb out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

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