Who was the standout performer for Middlesbrough against Aston Villa and who got a 4?

Alan Hutton and Adama Traore battle for the ball.
Alan Hutton and Adama Traore battle for the ball.

Middlesbrough's promotion hopes were ended by Aston Villa at Villa Park.

Villa led 1-0 from the first leg and the goalless draw last night ensured it was Steve Bruce's side that progressed to the Championship play-off final against Fulham on May 26.

Who stood out and who flopped in the second leg of the Championship play-off semi final?

Middlesbrough (4-1-4-1)

Darren Randolph: Fortunate to get away with a rushed clearance after ten minutes. Quiet first half but a big second with big saves from Grabban and Grealish. Boro's best player...7

Ryan Shotton: Adomah was targeting his side but coped well after a nervy start. Had his work cut out against Adomah....5

Dael Fry: Nervy start for the 20-year-old but he grew into the game and didn't let anybody down....6

Ben Gibson: Gave the ball away too often first half. Dealt with Grabban well.....5

George Friend: Not his best game for Boro but produced an outstanding tackle to deny Hourihane first half.....5

Adam Clayton: Needed to impose himself on the game more. Produced a couple of good defensive blocks. Lot of sideways balls....5

Muhamed Besic: Looked to keep Boro moving but was liable to giving the ball away at times. Boro lack quality in attacking areas....5

Jonny Howson: Gave the ball away early on but grew into the game. Effort and commitment couldn't be questioned....5

Stewart Downing: Downing was another one to struggle and contribution in open play below his usual standards. Hit the crossbar...5

Adama Traore: Again the winger was being double marked but kept plugging away. Boro needed to get the ball to him quicker.....5

Britt Assombalonga: Offered little first half bar a half-hearted penalty appeal after a strong run. Subbed with 20 minutes to go....4

Subs:

Patrick Bamford (for Assombalonga, 68): Tried to make an impact....5

Rudy Gestede (for Howson, 73): Didn't cause the Villa defenders any problems...5

Fabio: (for Shotton, 82): Had little time to make an impact....5

Subs Not Used: Konstantopoulos, Cranie, Leadbitter, Gestede.

Booked: Friend (13), Besic (80)

Villa (4-2-3-1): Johnstone, Bree, Chester, Terry, Hutton, Jedinak, Hourihane (Whelan, 85), Snodgrass, Grealish, Adomah (Bjarnason, 90+1), Grabban (Kodjia, 79).

Villa subs: Bunn, Samba, Onamah, Hogan.

Booked: Snodgrass (34), Hutton (44), Grealish (60), Johnstone (87)

Referee: Mike Dean

Attendance: 40,505