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Sunday Sun - - Football -

Mid­dles­brough chair­man Steve Gib­son and chief ex­ec­u­tive Neil Bau­sor watch­ing the drama un­fold at the River­side and Boro sud­denly had lift-off. As­som­ba­longa, who also wasted an op­por­tu­nity for his sec­ond, dived to head Mid­dles­brough in front on the hour mark when John­son picked him out with a beau­ti­ful chip into the six-yard box fol­low­ing a run to the by­line.

Rangers went within an inch of lev­el­ling late on when an un­marked Pawel Ws­zolek crashed an ef­fort against the post, but Boro held on.

Boro:

Ran­dolph, Christie, Fry, Gib­son, Fabio, Lead­bit­ter (How­son, 56), Clayton (Fletcher, 45), Baker, Down­ing (For­shaw 78), As­som­ba­longa, John­son.

Kon­stan­topou­los, Friend, Shot­ton, Bam­ford.

Smithies, Fur­long, Bap­tiste, Robin­son, Bid­well, Luongo, Free­man, Man­ning, Wheeler (Syl­laa, 68), Smith (Mackie, 45),Lua Lua (Ws­zolek, 45),

Bo­ry­siuk, N’Gbakoto, Osayi-Sa­muel, Lumley

Un­used subs: QPR: Un­used subs:

SHOTS ON TAR­GET SHOTS OFF TAR­GET COR­NERS As­som­ba­longa cel­e­brates his goal

Boro’s Lewis Baker takes on QPR

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