Louise Taylor at the Riverside Stadium

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Nov 05

Middlesbrough go fifth and heap more misery on managerless Sunderland

Steve Gibson’s pre-season pledge to “smash the Championship” has rung a little hollow in recent weeks but, little by little, Middlesbrough are starting to suggest promotion may be possible after all.At the end of an afternoon on which Marcus Tavernier’…

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Apr 17

Mesut Özil supplies respite for Arsenal but despair for Middlesbrough

Arsène Wenger unveiled a new formation and his players remembered how to win away as Middlesbrough were left wondering what might have been had Steve Agnew replaced Aitor Karanka a little sooner.

Admittedly Agnew has taken only two points from five games in charge and Boro’s aim of avoiding relegation looks even less feasible than the prospect of Arsenal finishing in the top four but their performances have improved.

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