SCOTT McDonald headed a late equaliser to rescue a point for Middlesbrough against mid-table npower Championship rivals Barnsley - who had Paul McShane sent off, writes Digital Editor Graham Walker.
Mark Robins’ Barnsley appeared to be on course for their first win in eight league games away from Oakwell as they defended a slender lead given to them by Marlon Harewood in the 22nd minute.
But Republic of Ireland defender McShane was sent off by referee Chris Sarginson for violent conduct in the 69th minute and Boro capitalised, with McDonald heading home his 11th goal of the season with six minutes left.
Barnsley took the lead in the 22nd minute with only their second effort on goal.
Tykes midfielder Nathan Doyle’s shot was blocked by Kevin Thomson and from Kieran Trippier’s subsequent corner the ball fell to Harewood six yards out and the on-loan Blackpool striker converted into the bottom corner.
Middlesbrough had only had one shot themselves prior to Barnsley’s breakthrough, Rhys Williams letting fly from 30 yards, but his shot fizzed wide.
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