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‘Hanging On for 6th’ ‘The Dressing Room Is Lost’ – Boro Fans On Twitter Unhappy With Limp Away Defeat To Blades

Middlesbrough’s promotion hopes were dented last night as they slumped to a 1-0 away defeat to fellow promotion chasers Sheffield United.

Tony Pulis’s side were reduced to ten men midway through the second half after defender Daniel Ayala was sent off.

Boro were, however, already a goal down following Richard Stearman’s header on the hour mark, and fans on Twitter were not happy with the display:

Middlesbrough have struggled for goals this season, having hit the back of the net 35 times in 32 league games; the worst of any team in the top half.

The defeat at Bramall Lane means the Teessiders are still in the top six on goal difference.

It was only Derby County’s failure to beat bottom of the table Ipswich Town that has kept Boro in the playoff places.

Pulis’s team will want to get back to winning ways very quickly, and they face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park next up on Sunday.