Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland: Boro make it back to back wins at the Riverside

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Boro enjoyed a home victory against Sunderland AFC at the Riverside Stadium on Monday. Boro arrived at the match looking to pick up more points, following defeat to Watford. Sunderland AFC, meanwhile, had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 3-0 victory against Rotherham United. Boro are now in 17th place, with 9 points from 8 matches, while Sunderland AFC sit in 8th, with 11 points from 8.

Boro started the match strongly, when Riley McGree found the net, 25 minutes in, and they saw out the first half 1-0. Both teams struggled to produce anything meaningful in the second half, leaving the final score at 1-0.

Substitutions for Boro included Anfernee Dijksteel, Duncan Watmore, Marc Bola and Tommy Smith for Paddy McNair, Riley McGree, Rodrigo Muniz and Alex Mowatt, respectively. Sunderland AFC brought on Amad Traore, Elliot Embleton, Leon Dajaku and Bailey Wright, to replace Patrick Roberts, Alex Pritchard, Dennis Cirkin and Lynden Gooch.

There were bookings for Paddy McNair, Matt Clarke, Matt Crooks, Isaiah Jones and Tommy Smith from Boro, and Alex Pritchard, for Sunderland AFC.

Boro will next travel to Blackpool, while Sunderland AFC will face Millwall at home.

Technical card:
Middlesbrough:Liam Roberts, Rodrigo Muniz (Marc Bola, min.89), Matt Crooks, Isaiah Jones, Jonny Howson, Paddy McNair (Anfernee Dijksteel, min.51), Riley McGree (Duncan Watmore, min.68), Dael Fry, Matt Clarke, Alex Mowatt (Tommy Smith, min.89) and Ryan Giles
Sunderland AFC:Anthony Patterson, Dan Neill, Patrick Roberts (Amad Traore, min.68), Lynden Gooch (Bailey Wright, min.75), Alex Pritchard (Elliot Embleton, min.68), Ellis Reco Simms, Corry Evans, Jack Clarke, Dennis Cirkin (Leon Dajaku, min.75), Danny Batth and Luke O’Nien
Stadium:the Riverside Stadium
Goals:Riley McGree (1-0, min. 25)