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Chris Wilder issues honest verdict after Middlesbrough concede stoppage time equaliser at Stoke City

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Many had Boro as one of the favourites for promotion before a ball was kicked and whilst it’s far too soon to make any proper judgements, it’s a surprise that they haven’t won in four.

However, the north-east outfit really should’ve won last night, as they were in control for large parts against Stoke City before a 91st minute header from D’Margio Wright-Phillips ensured Boro left with just a point.

Despite the obvious frustration, Wilder would focus on the positives when speaking to Teesside Live as he praised the performance.

I think the most ardent of Stoke City supporters, if seeing it honestly, will be looking at that and wondering how they’ve got something from that game. It was a game we absolutely dominated.

We’ve done more than enough. I’ve been in the Championship many years and I don’t think I’ve ever come away and dominated a game away from home the way we dominated that game tonight.”

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The verdict

You can understand Wilder’s reaction here as Boro were by far the better team last night and the manager seemed to be in disbelief that they didn’t actually win.

Of course, they could’ve, and should’ve, done more with their defending on the goals, particularly the last one but in the big picture that was a good performance.

So, Wilder was right not to lash out at the players in public and he knows that if they maintain those levels moving forward they should start climbing the table pretty quickly.

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