CHRIS­TENSEN CLINCHES IT

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Ful­ham 2 Mid­dles­brough 1 (af­ter ex­tra time, 1-1 at 90mins)

FUL­HAM left Mid­dles­brough stunned to put a smile back on Slav­isa Jokanovic’s face.

Jokanovic’s row with the club’s hi­er­ar­chy over their trans­fer pol­icy and re­liance on stats guru Craig Kline over­shad­owed the build-up to this sec­ond round tie.

But his play­ers helped take his mind off the off-field turmoil by fight­ing back from a goal down to beat their Premier League visi­tors. Boro took the lead af­ter just eight min­utes when David Nu­gent (right) beat two Ful­ham de­fend­ers to head in Fabio da Silva’s cross.

But Ful­ham lev­elled in the 55th minute af­ter Boro mid­fielder Julien de Sart put through his own net.

And, with five min­utes to go in ex­tra time, Ful­ham grabbed a de­served win­ner when Lasse Vi­gen Chris­tensen put in Scott Malone’s cross.

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