Football fans react to shocking stat involving Middlesbrough striker

Middlesbrough striker Rudy Gestede has now gone 39 Premier League matches without being on the winning side following his side’s 0-0 draw against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.

Boro are in desperate need of points as they look to avoid being relegated back to the Championship at the first time of asking, but they could only get one in south Wales to leave them four points from safety.

In fact, the former Aston Villa attacker – who lasted tasted success in a top flight match for Villa against Bournemouth in August 2015 – had the ideal chance to snatch victory for his current club in injury-time, but he could only head wide.

Football fans were quick to have their say on the story via social media, with the incredible sequence stretching across spells with Boro, Villa and Cardiff City in the Premier League.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction to the shocking stat…