Middlesbrough 1-0 West Brom: Reaction as Ayala scores dramatic late winner for Boro

Warwickshire thrash Kent to win Division Two title Cricket. Take That Take That apologise after fans experience problems buying tickets. Keep up to date with breaking news and opinion on our Boro live blog which brings you breaking transfer news, as well as views, opinion and a whole lot more about Middlesbrough FC. There was certainly a case to be made for the latter in the early stages of the season when the squad was still a work in progress and looked unbalanced. And the resulting corner came to nothing as a Rodriguez shot was blocked before Brunt lashed high and wide. After an opening day defeat the Baggies have since turned a corner winning two and drawing one to give them seven points from a possible

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Thanks for following Another win, another clean sheet. Another good night for Boro. Thanks for following tonight. A dream come true for Hugill. Thoughts on the game We played a team with Premiership quality, it was important we were nice and solid.

I felt we created enough chances to come in at least two in front. So a few in and a few out. Moore's reaction Darren Moore tells Sky: I thought we played very well. They stifled us and nullified us, you have to give them credit. We applied ourselves in the right manner. The goal conceded he has used his hand as well to control the ball. A reminder that Ayala is a centre-half The moment Ayala struck.

The centre-half bundles home a late winner as Boro extend their superb start to the season. Boro really do mean business.

Waiting for the whistle His first start of the season, his first goal of the season. Just as the board goes up to indicate stoppage time, Ayala bundles home at the back post. Into four added minutes Late drama? Into the final four minutes plus stoppages now. A moment of concern Livermore got in behind in the Boro box then and for a split second it looked extremely concerning for Boro. Thankfully they had plenty of men back and were able to crowd out the cross.

Hugill is on, replacing Assombalonga for the last 10 minutes. Go on then, Jordan, please the scriptwriter Into the last 15 minutes Will we see a late winner? Here does come the first change Right on cue, Pulis makes a change. Mo Besic is back! A roar for the Bosnian as he is introduced in place of Stewart Downing. Ben Davies was the only regular rested with Darnell Fisher banned and Paul Gallagher dropping to the bench.

Jordan Storey and Brandon Barker continued their respective runs of starting every round of the League Cup while Ben Pearson was back from his ban. Tony Pulis on the other hand made 11 changes which reflected the respective starts to the season of both sides. What followed was a game that was largely easy on the eye with chances aplenty at both ends, the shoot-out defeat harsh on North End. The boss will need to use every ounce of his man management experience on that front.

But are Boro united because they are winning or winning because they are united? There was certainly a case to be made for the latter in the early stages of the season when the squad was still a work in progress and looked unbalanced.

The team at Preston on Tuesday was evidence of the strength in depth in the squad now. Every one has been scored. But they all fancied it. Read that in full HERE. By Dominic Shaw Advanced content sport writer. Video Loading Video Unavailable.

Click to play Tap to play. The video will start in 8 Cancel Play now. Join us for Wednesday's Middlesbrough news and views. We also look ahead to Saturday's trip to Hull. Join Dominic Shaw for Boro updates throughout the day. Key Events On the back today Thanks for following That brings the blog to a close today. Thanks for joining us. The Pulis vow on togetherness is more than just lip service to Boro fans.

They play Leeds three days later before a trip to Sheffield United. And those games come on the back of deflating defeats to Wigan and Reading.

Eric Lichaj admits the Tigers are desperately need of a boost. What we learnt at Preston Anthony Vickers was on what we learnt duty this morning. He discusses the strength in depth, nerves of steel from the spot and Lewis Wing. On Wing, he writes: Quite the age gap. Alex Neil was 'desperate to win' last night Alex Neil, like Tony Pulis, made a whole host of changes for the first two rounds of the Carabao Cup. Test your knowledge of the history of FA Cup derbies.

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