Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray criticised referee Carl Boyeson for being "too clever for his own good" as he controversially dismissed Barry Robson at the end of a 2-0 defeat to Leeds.

The game was lost by half-time, Robert Snodgrass firing underneath Jason Steele in the 18th minute and Luciano Becchio converting Ross McCormack's cross following a mistake by Justin Hoyte.

But Boyeson ruled against Robson after a tangle of arms and legs with Leeds' Adam Clayton, the latter receiving only a yellow card for his part in it and Mowbray said: "I think it was one of those scenarios where the referee was trying to be too clever for his own good."

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