Middlesbrough 0-0 Leicester City: Foxes hold off Boro

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  • Guzan keeps clean sheet
  • Boro controls match
  • Five total shots on goal

Brad Guzan‘s first Premier League start since Aug. 28 ended with the same score line, as Middlesbrough failed to find the net in a scoreless draw with visiting Leicester City on Monday.

The American made four saves as Boro remains 16th and Leicester joins Stoke on 21 points.

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Guzan handled his first bit of danger by gobbling up a barely-hit product of an eighth minute Leicester free kick. Christian Fuchs dragged a counter attack wide of the goal moments later.

The Riverside thought lightning quick Adama Traore had won a PK with a darting move past Robert Huth, but referee Bobby Madley wasn’t moved by Traore’s spill.

A chippy end to the half saw a pair of chances for Riyad Mahrez, though Boro held up on defense with Guzan making a 41st minute save.

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George Friend put a charge into the match with a 68th minute move from the left, cutting in to send a shot across Kasper Schmeichel‘s frame.

Boro was brighter in the second half, but Aitor Karanka‘s side couldn’t find a breakthrough against the visiting Foxes even with five minutes of stoppage time.

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