Result: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Middlesbrough

Amex Stadium
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Two of the Championship's playoff chasers couldn't be separated as Brighton & Hove Albion and Middlesbrough played out a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium this afternoon.

Two of the Championship's playoff chasers couldn't be separated as Brighton & Hove Albion and Middlesbrough played out a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium this afternoon.

The game was full of chances from start to finish as Julio Arca came close early on for the visitors with a shot from long range.

Gus Poyet's side responded at the other end as firstly Will Buckley and then Alan Navarro forced saves from Jason Steele.

Middlesbrough continued to be a threat themselves but were foiled by a string of fine stops from Brighton stopper Peter Brezovan.

When Boro eventually did take the lead it came courtesy of a slice of fortune as Marvin Emnes's header deflected in via Seagulls defender Liam Bridcutt.

Several missed chances later, Boro were made to pay when Brighton equalised to earn a point.

Inigo Calderon was the unlikely goalscorer as he headed in from Kazenga Lua Lua's corner to level the scores and keep Albion above their opponents in the table.

Grant Leadbitter
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6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds301311645331250
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8Birmingham CityBirmingham3013893830847
9Cardiff CityCardiff30111273833545
10Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest30101283125642
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12Brentford30117124244-240
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14Preston North EndPreston3091292728-139
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16Leeds UnitedLeeds30812102934-536
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3088144044-432
18Blackburn RoversBlackburn2861392525031
19Fulham29611124449-529
20Bristol City30610142547-2228
21MK Dons2976162341-1827
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham3074193655-1925
23Bolton WanderersBolton30412142849-2124
24Charlton AthleticCharlton3059162656-3024