Championship Round-Up: Middlesbrough beaten while Hull thrash lowly Charlton
Jan18

Championship Round-Up: Middlesbrough beaten while Hull thrash lowly Charlton

Hull City are now just two points behind the leaders Middlesbrough as they closed the gap at the top of the Championship with a sensational 6-0 victory over Charlton, ensuring Jose Riga’s second spell in charge at the Addicks got off to the worst possible start. Abel Hernandez’s first-half hat-trick sealed the win with barely 40 minutes played, along with a wonderful finish from Robert Snodgrass that gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead at the...

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Championship Preview: Managerless Bristol City host leaders Middlesbrough
Jan15

Championship Preview: Managerless Bristol City host leaders Middlesbrough

Table-toppers Middlesbrough travel to the West Country to take on a struggling and now managerless Bristol City side. Boro are five points clear at the top and not conceded a goal in any of their last nine matches, in which they’ve recorded eight victories. Meanwhile, the Robins, who are two points adrift of safety, sacked boss Steve Cotterill on Thursday after going six matches without a win. Remarkably, City recorded their...

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Championship Round-Up: Middlesbrough extend lead at the top as Derby are held
Jan13

Championship Round-Up: Middlesbrough extend lead at the top as Derby are held

Middlesbrough have extended their lead at the top of the Championship to six points after a hard-fought 1-0 victory away at Brentford. The Bees dominated possession but it was a mistake by David Button that gifted the visitors their goal. The goalkeeper misjudged a corner, punched the ball over his head and into the goal. Aitor Karanka’s side have now won eight of their last nine matches and haven’t conceded in that time. Derby...

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Championship Preview: Leaders Boro face tough Brentford trip
Jan11

Championship Preview: Leaders Boro face tough Brentford trip

Middlesbrough travel to Brentford on Tuesday night looking to maintain their four-point lead at the top of the table. Aitor Karanka’s side are unbeaten in eight league matches, winning seven, and will have fond memories of playing the Bees after beating them in the play-semi finals last season. Brentford boss Dean Smith, who saw his side knocked out the FA Cup by former club Walsall on Saturday, will be aiming for a seventh home...

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Championship: Manager, Player and Goal of the Month (December)
Jan05

Championship: Manager, Player and Goal of the Month (December)

Player of the Month: George Friend (Middlesbrough) Aitor Karanka’s side had a fantastic December, winning four and drawing one of their five matches without conceding a goal. A key contributor to the club’s recent success is the form of left-back George Friend. A near ever-present for Boro this season, the underrated 28-year-old has been a consistent performer since signing from Doncaster in 2012. Alongside the equally...

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Championship Round-Up: Middlesbrough extend lead at the top after beating Derby
Jan04

Championship Round-Up: Middlesbrough extend lead at the top after beating Derby

Middlesbrough extended their lead at the top of the Championship to four points after two late goals meant they beat second-placed Derby County 2-0. Boro, who have now set a new club record having gone nine home league matches without conceding a goal, took the lead through Albert Adomah in the in the 83rd minute. George Friend doubled their lead just two minutes later when David Nugent set up the left-back to tuck the ball into the...

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