WATCH - Scott Hogan comically denies Conor Hourihane late Aston Villa winner
Struggling Aston Villa again failed dismally to improve their lowly position as they were held by Middlesbrough to their second goalless Championship home draw in the space four days.
Villa had few excuses as for an hour they battled against 10-man Middlesbrough after Adama Traore had been sent off in the fourth minute.
In a game which failed to hit any high notes, Villa's Henri Lansbury was also shown red midway through the second half.
Villa boss Steve Bruce said: "We had 73% possession and 19 attempts on target and you cannot believe that you can miss them at this level.
"It is endless and it is a huge frustration in a big game especially when the referee did his best to level things up with the sending off of Lansbury.
Villa's current plight was emphasised late in the game when Scott Hogan, who has declared to play for Ireland, blocked Irish international Conor Hourihane's shot while on Middlesbrough's goalline.
Watch the crazy incident below: