Newcastle United salvaged a draw from their trip to the Riverside thanks to a late leveler from Toon Army youngster Andy Carroll. Chris Hughton’s side had taken an early lead through Peter Lovenkrands but goals from former Celtic pair Barry Robson and Scott MacDonald gave Middlesbrough the edge before Carroll scored his 12th of the season.
The point keeps Newcastle United four points clear of nearest rivals West Brom and the Geordies still have a game in hand and look good for a swift return to the top flight.
The point kept up an impressive record of just one league defeat since late October.
Middlesbrough 0-1 Newcastle United (Lovenkrands)
Middlesbrough 1-1 Newcastle United (Robson)
Middlesbrough 2-1 Newcastle United (MacDonald)
Middlesbrough 2-2 Newcastle United (Carroll)