Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis felt the officials got it wrong when they dismissed Mo Besic during the 1-1 draw at home to Blackburn.
Ten-man Middlesbrough staged a stirring second-half comeback to claim a point from a 1-1 draw with Blackburn.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith knew his players could make a big impression at the Riverside Stadium where Middlesbrough lost 3-0 in front of the TV cameras.
Tony Pulis admitted he chose the wrong tactics as Preston held Middlesbrough to a 1-1 draw at Deepdale to leave Boro outside the automatic promotion spots.
Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis hailed his side's resilience as they continued their fine run of form with a 2-1 win at Brentford.
In-form Middlesbrough moved back into the Sky Bet Championship's top two with a 2-1 win at struggling Brentford.
Brentford will pay their respects to former technical director Robert Rowan at their home game against Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Stoke manager Gary Rowett has stressed Championship promotion is a marathon and not a sprint after his side's goalless draw with Middlesbrough.
Tony Pulis felt his Middlesbrough side were good value for their 1-0 Carabao Cup win against Crystal Palace at the Riverside Stadium.