X

Tuesday 20
August

Middlesbrough

Shot-shy Boro frustrate Pulis

31st March 2019, 07:19 by Michael Holland

Middlesbrough paid the price for not taking their chances during the 1-0 defeat against leaders Norwich, boss Tony Pulis said.

Onel Hernandez's 54th-minute strike, his seventh league goal of the season, earned the in-form pacesetters a seventh successive victory, to leave Boro empty-handed.

Pulis, however, felt it was a familiar tale of his side failing to take any of the numerous chances that came their way.

Being blunt in front of goal has hampered Boro all season, and they have now lost four games in a row to drop to eighth position in the table.

Boro have scored the fewest number of goals in the top half of the Championship - 40 in 38 matches - and Pulis said: "It was a very good opening 45 minutes and we had very good opportunities to score. We need to finish the chances we are creating and we have been saying that since I came here.

"Goals change games but when we get opportunities we don't put them away. We came back into it, we had three, great opportunities to score and, again, we have to score goals."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.

More Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Boro back in for Dijksteel

5th August 2019, 16:40

Middlesbrough are hoping to wrap up a deal for Charlton defender Anfernee Dijksteel after tabling a third bid.

Middlesbrough

Woodgate keen to get more players

1st August 2019, 14:04

Middlesbrough boss Jonathan Woodgate says he hopes to add at least one new face before the trip to Luton on Friday.

Recent Sport Headlines

Leeds United

Why Leeds aren’t missing Jansson

20th August 2019, 20:57

Leeds United fans were furious when Pontus Jansson was sold to Brentford – but that anger was perhaps premature.

West Ham United

Fabianski will not rule out top-six push

20th August 2019, 19:58

West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski says he will not rule out a potential top-six charge this season, but says the team must play to their maximum.

Huddersfield Town

Is the loan system fit for purpose?

20th August 2019, 19:58

Is it time to severely restrict the amount of players Premier League clubs are allowed to register and then send out on loan?

Real Madrid

Diaz set for spell out

20th August 2019, 19:26

Real Madrid midfielder Brahim Diaz is set for another spell on the sidelines due to an abdominal injury, the club has confirmed.

Tottenham Hotspur

Poch rejected Eriksen swap deal

20th August 2019, 18:57

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly rejected a proposal from Juventus to swap Christian Eriksen for Paulo Dybala this summer.

Sheffield United

Sharp reveals Blades plan

20th August 2019, 18:57

Billy Sharp says he hopes to continue playing for Sheffield United for the next two years and has no plans to drop down the divisions.

Manchester United

Giggs describes James deal as “no brainer”

20th August 2019, 18:57

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs says it was an easy decision for the club to sign Daniel James from Swansea City.

Bournemouth

Cherries starlet Ibe could resurrect his career with Bhoys

20th August 2019, 18:57

Jordon Ibe's disappointing spell with Bournemouth could be coming to an end this summer with Celtic vying to do a deal for his signature.