Allardyce down after draw

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Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce left Middlesbrough feeling he had suffered a defeat despite extending his unbeaten run to eight games.

The 54-year-old saw his side pass up a series of opportunities to secure a third win in six Barclays Premier League games and instead record a fourth draw as Boro were indebted to keeper Brad Jones for his one-man show at the death.

Both sides slipped into the bottom three as a result of the stalemate at the Riverside Stadium, but Allardyce was devastated not to be leaving with maximum points, saying; "I am feeling like we have lost here after what we have gone out and done on the field."

He added: "To only come away with a point is bitterly disappointing for us. We feel we have thrown the opportunity, yet again, away to win a game of football we should have won.

"We can't find that ruthless edge to secure the three points and we keep throwing away opportunities to win.

"We are on a great undefeated run, but we have had too many draws and it's leaving us in a very difficult position because other teams are winning and picking up three points and we are left back in that bottom three again.

"We are undefeated in six Premier League games, but from that, we should have had at least four wins and two draws - and possibly more - and today should have been one of those wins.

"We are making life extremely hard for ourselves."

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