Stoke City left Middlesbrough empty handed after a fightback from the home side. Sam Clucas fired the Potters into the lead early in the second period before the team switched off again  letting  Ashley Fletcher  level the scores. Lewis Wing was awarded too much time and space on the edge of the area and he made no mistake in putting Boro in the lead. Cousins lost the ball in the Boro half and Wing was allowed to go unchallenged!
The high spot of the game was when Clucas was there to send the visiting supporters wild following up after the keepers save from McClean
Michael O’Neill’s side welcome Sheffield Wednesday to the bet365 Stadium on Boxing Day as the battle to climb out of the bottom three of the Championship table continues. In truth, if the team continue to perform as they did at Boro, a miracle will be required.

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