Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Jason Steele Is Middlesbrough's Hero At Burnley



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Jason Steele's heroics saw Middlesbrough finally halt their miserable run of away defeats.

Tony Mowbray's men had lost the last six on their travels but keeper Steele stopped the rot by keeping Burnley at bay with a five star show in their 0-0 draw at Turf Moor.

First, he got a glove to an early Charlie Austin snapshot and tipped the ball away for a corner.

And then he was alert to the danger when Dean Marney's glancing header from Junior Stanislas' threatened to creep in at the near post.

Boss Mowbray said: “We have conceded too many goals on the road recently and we have 12 injuries so I make no apologies for coming here and being solid.

“We were more resilient than we have been. The plan was to bring the attacking options on as the game went on and nick a goal.”

Boro frustrated the home side for much of the match but threw off the shackles in the dying minutes and nearly snatched a late winner.

Sub Curtis Main's flying volley landed on the top of the net and Lee Grant did well to deny Mustapha Carayol a spectacular clincher.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: “We kept the ball and dominated the possession stats without creating one clear cut chance.

“They came here to shut it up and look to break. They didn't have a shot on target in the first half.”

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