Hold the press – Middlesbrough have scored a goal.
After Sunderland were relegated to the Championship yesterday, Boro will have been alerted to just how much of a possibility it is that they will suffer the same fate. It appears to have provoked a reaction.
Alvaro Negredo has given the relegation-battlers an unlikely advantage over former side Manchester City. The Spaniard fire towards goal mid-slip, his effort hit the post and found it’s way into the back of Willy Cabellero’s net. City have work to do at the Riverside.