Britt Assombalonga rescues point for Middlesbrough at Burton while Sheffield Wednesday down Sunderland

Round-up: Bristol City missed out on the chance to jump ahead of Middlesbrough and into the play-offs, QPR thumped Norwich and Ipswich drew at home with Millwall

Monday 02 April 2018 17:20
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Britt Assombalonga scores Middlesbrough’s equaliser at Burton
Britt Assombalonga scores Middlesbrough’s equaliser at Burton

Britt Assombalonga’s first goal in 14 matches rescued Middlesbrough a point at Championship basement boys Burton Albion. Striker Assombalonga’s first goal since Boxing Day salvaged a last-gasp 1-1 draw for Middlesbrough that denied the hosts a priceless win in their bid to avoid the drop.

Marvin Sordell’s first goal in 19 matches looked to have sealed a vital win for Burton, only for Assombalonga to level in the 90th minute. Middlesbrough’s late equaliser kept Burton bottom of the table, but Albion were able to draw level on points with Sunderland, who lost out 3-1 at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Lucas Joao, Tom Lees and Atdhe Nuhui all hit the net for Wednesday, with Sunderland only able to reply through George Honeyman.

Bristol City missed out on the chance to jump ahead of Middlesbrough and into the play-off berths, with substitute Neal Maupay’s late strike stealing Brentford a 1-0 win on the road.

Ryan Manning put through his own net and then made amends with QPR’s fourth goal as the west Londoners thumped Norwich 4-1 at Loftus Road. Massimo Luongo, Matt Smith and Eberechi Eze were all also on target for the hosts, who fell behind thanks to Manning’s own goal, before taking full control.

Martyn Waghorn hit two goals in as many minutes as Ipswich drew 2-2 at home with Millwall, who had Jake Cooper and George Saville on target.

Nottingham Forest’s home clash with Barnsley was postponed due to a waterlogged City Ground pitch.

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