Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland: Riley McGree goal downs Black Cats in tight Championship game

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Middlesbrough 1-0 Sunderland: Riley McGree goal downs Tony Mowbray’s Black Cats in his second game in charge… win boosts Chris Wilder’s side to edge of relegation zone

  • Middlesbrough beat play-off chasing Sunderland in tight game at Riverside 
  • Riley McGree nets second goal of the season for Middlesbrough in 25th minute
  • Win puts Boro within two points of Cardiff City and out of relegation zone
  • Loss damages Sunderland’s early season push for Championship play-off spots 

Middlesbrough stood firm to take three points off of Tony Mowbray’s Sunderland in the Championship fixture at the Riverside Stadium.

Riley McGree scored the decisive goal for Middlesbrough in the 25th minute as he took the ball away from Sunderland’s Danny Batth before poking past Anthony Patterson to give his side.

Sunderland tried to get back into the game and Duncan Watmore went close in the final stages but could not beat Liam Roberts in the Boro goal.

Riley McGree poked home in the 25th minute to give Middlesbrough a first-half lead

Riley McGree poked home in the 25th minute to give Middlesbrough a first-half lead 

McGree celebrates scoring against Sunderland, his second goal in eight Championship games

McGree celebrates scoring against Sunderland, his second goal in eight Championship games

Tony Mowbray was taking charge of his second Sunderland game since his appointment

Tony Mowbray was taking charge of his second Sunderland game since his appointment

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