Middlesbrough 2-0 Ipswich

Middlesbrough maintained their 100% start at the Riverside with a hard-fought win over struggling Ipswich.

Luke Williams scored Boro's first when he fired in from the edge of the penalty area.

Mustapha Carayol sealed the victory for the Teessiders with a 12-yard effort in stoppage time.

The visitors went close through Tommy Smith, who forced a save from Jason Steele, and Paul Taylor, who fired wide from distance.

Steele also prevented Michael Chopra from getting on the scoresheet, palming away the former Cardiff forward's 12-yard strike.

Tony Mowbray's Middlesbrough had other opportunites, with Aaron Cresswell clearing a header from Ishmael Miller, who also had a close-range shot beaten away by keeper Scott Loach.

George Friend's 20-yard shot was cleared by Luke Chambers, while substitute Lukas Jutkiewicz flashed a left-footed shot wide.

The win leaves Middlesbrough seventh, and just two points off leaders Blackburn, while Ipswich sit in the bottom three on goal difference.

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