Arsenal 1-1 Middlesbrough Highlgihts

Kolo Toure’s late strike salvaged a point for Arsenal against valiant Middlesbrough who had Mido sent off.

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Ex-Gunner Jeremie Aliadiere gave the visitors a shock lead when he converted Tuncay Sanli’s superb cross. But with just five minutes remaining Toure leapt highest to head in Cesc Fabregas’ corner from the right. Fabregas also had a shot blocked by Mark Schwarzer and a header hit the post before Mido was sent off for a high tackle of Gael Clichy. The result means Arsenal have now not won in four league games, but more importantly they have allowed bitter rivals Manchester United to keep hold of the top spot. The omens were not good for the home side coming into the game having not recorded a win over Middlesbrough under the leadership of Gareth Southgate.

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