Joe Nicholson's Middlesbrough player ratings as Jordan Archer penalty save earns point for Neil Warnock's side

Middlesbrough came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Luton – and there were some impressive performances for Neil Warnock’s side at Kenilworth Road.

Saturday, 1st May 2021, 5:59 pm
Middlesbrough defender Grant Hall.

Boro fell behind in the 19th minute when Glen Rea headed home a rebound from a corner, yet the Teessiders responded immediately when Duncan Watmore scored his ninth goal of the season via a deflection.

Both sides could have won it in the second half, as Luton striker James Collins saw a penalty saved by goalkeeper Jordan Archer

The 28-year-old will be out of contract at the end of the season and won’t have done his chances of earning a new deal any harm here.

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Had to punch a few Luton corners which were threatening. Made a penalty save to keep out James Collins. 7

Boro also went close as George Saville’s effort hit the crossbar with just minutes remaining.

The result sees Warnock’s side drop to 10th in the Championship table ahead of their final game of the season against Wycombe.

Here’s how Boro fared at Kenilworth Road.

Assured at the back against Luton’s physical forwards Collins and Elljah Adebayo. 8
Unfortunate to concede a penalty but was excellent on the right of defence for most of the match. Made some important tackles. 8
Stood up to the physical challenge when Luton’s strikers received the ball with their backs to goal. 7
Delivered the cross which led to Boro’s equaliser but his crossing was erratic. 6
Looked a threat when he received the ball on the right in the first half. Faded after the break. 7
Protected Boro’s defence as Luton saw more of the ball and Boro withstood the visitors' pressure. 6
Unfortunate not to score a late winner when he hit the bar. Made a few important tackles on the edge of Boro’s box. 6
Operated in a central role but spent most of the game on the fringes. Had a few flashes in the first half. 6
Registered his ninth goal of the season to earn Boro a point. Made some probing runs to stretch the Luton defence. 7
Produced a couple of neat touches and flicks but was quiet at times playing up front. 6
(for Bolasie, 83) A late cameo for the striker. N/A