Middlesbrough 1 Millwall 1 – Neil Harris sent to stands as Lions earn point at Riverside with Bradshaw leveller

BY SCOTT WILSON

Millwall boss Neil Harris was sent to the stands after an altercation with a member of Middlesbrough’s coaching staff as the Lions claimed a 1-1 draw at the Riverside.

Harris was sent off after tangling with Boro first-team coach Leo Percovich as he tried to get hold of the ball shortly before the interval.

He watched from the directors’ box as Tom Bradshaw cancelled out Paddy McNair’s opener, with the Millwall substitute scoring within seconds of leaving the bench.

The visitors were the better side for much of the afternoon, and went close with two chances in the space of a minute in the first half.

Darren Randolph tipped Ben Thompson’s goal-bound effort over the crossbar, and from the resultant corner, Matt Smith powered in a header that would have gone in had Adam Clayton not nodded the ball against the underside of the crossbar from his position on the goal-line.

Middlesbrough broke the deadlock with 20 minutes left.

Ashley Fletcher released McNair into the area, and the Northern Ireland international slotted a composed finish into the bottom left-hand corner.

Millwall were only behind for six minutes though, with Bradshaw scoring with his very first touch. Smith nodded a corner back across goal, and the substitute prodded home from close range.

PHOTOS BY BRIAN TONKS


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