Omeruo’s ‘Boro fail to break Leeds
By Uchenna Ajah
Super Eagles defender, Kennedy Omeruo was in the thick of the action for Middlesbrough in their Championship barren draw with Leeds at their Riverside Stadium. A performance that saw ‘Boro’s goalless run stretch to six games and more than 10 hours after Leeds earned a point with the result at the Riverside.
In a game of few clear-cut chances, Omeruo and his ‘Boro pals had the upper hand, but couldn’t find a way past the visitors’ debutant keeper, Jack Butland.
The match started in lively fashion with both sides showing attacking promise, however, the game’s major talking point came in the 18th minute, when Leeds striker, Noel Hunt, tumbled in the area under pressure from Kenneth Omeruo, with referee, Anthony Taylor waving away his claims for a penalty.
From then on Boro were restricted to efforts from range, which Butland was able to deal with easily.
Leeds almost stole it at the death as Ross McCormack saw Shay Given turn his shot onto the post, however, the whistle had already gone for a foul on Jonathan Woodgate in the build-up.