Adomah suffers first league defeat since November

Sports News of Sunday, 17 January 2016


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A late header from Wes Burns inflicted a painful defeat on Middlesbrough for the first time since November 2016.

The table-topping visitors crushed to a 90th-minute header at the Ashton Gate in a thriller 1-0 defeat away to Bristol City in the championship.

Adomah lasted the full throttle of the game as Borough dropped points for the first time since November.

The 27-year-old attacker tallied his 28th appearances for the record-breaking Boro at the dreaded Ashton Gate in the Coca-Cola Championship.

A thrilling first 45 minutes failed to breach Boro’s stingy defense that has failed to concede in a goal in over 820 minutes in the league.

Aitor Karankas division toppers came close to extending their six point when Adomah was tripled inside the 18 yard only for the referee to adjudge the scene as outside the box.

English winger Steward Downing unleashed his trademark free kick but Richard Donnel in post for the host parried it way.

The two sides came out of recess poised for that elusive goal in the thrilling fixture with contrasting fortunes.

The tie looked destined to end in the 0-0 scoreline until Wes Burn scored a very late header to breach the defence of the Teasiders for the first time in 912 minutes in the league.

Adomah has since scored 6 goal for Aitor Karankas promotion chasing side in the Championship. Hull City spanked Charlton 6-0 to close the gap to just two points though Middlesbrough has a game in hand.