Middlesbrough and Leeds United both go into the international break with 14 points to their names following the 0-0 draw at Elland Road between the top two Championship sides.
And, while Middlesbrough will be disappointed with the fact that they were not able to take all three points away from the game, manager Tony Pulis will be pleased that his team were able to keep their opponents out.
Under Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds had started the season in free-scoring form, registering two goals or more against Stoke City, Derby County, Rotherham, Swansea City and Norwich City.
However, Bielsa’s men hit a brick wall versus Middlesbrough with the Teesside club putting in a solid defensive performance as expected.
£2.7m-rated (via Transfermarkt) midfielder Adam Clayton, in particular, put in a tireless display and will no doubt play a big part in Middlesbrough’s push for promotion back to the Premier League.
Have a look at what Middlesbrough supporters are saying on Clayton below…
— Craig Renwick (@CraigRenwick) 31 August 2018
Our most underrated player! Should be captain! Him and fry were superb tonight!
— Daniel forster (@DanielForster92) August 31, 2018
— Richard Preston (@HeyPresto35) August 31, 2018
— Gary staton (@Gazstaton) August 31, 2018
Beast of a display from clayts
— Dan Robinson (@DanAndiRobinson) September 1, 2018
Adam Clayton is the Kante of the Championship.
— azy (@azymanzur) August 31, 2018
Ahhaahha it’s 2018 and Adam Clayton is still picking up Championship MOTM awards.
King of the championship, absolute warrior #UTB
— cam (@campark_) 31 August 2018