Middlesbrough 1-1 West Bromwich Albion: Early fireworks yield draw

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  • Morrison opens it up
  • Negredo converts PK
  • Boro with 62 percent possession
  • James Morrison and Alvaro Negredo had the scoring settled within the match’s first 20 minutes, as Middlesbrough held West Brom 1-1 at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday.

    Boro moved two points clear of the drop zone, while West Brom remains eighth with 33 points.

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    It was the ex-Boro man who opened the scoring after just six minutes. A corner kick bobbled its way outside the 18, where Morrison was ready to apply the finish.

    The hosts responded within 15 minutes, with Negredo adding to his team lead in goals with a penalty kick.

    Ben Foster saved West Brom from an own goal when Allan Nyom turned a ball on his own frame before halftime.

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