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  1. Boro XI: Valdes, Barragan, Ayala, Gibson, Friend, Forshaw, Clayton, Stuani, Downing, Fischer, Negredo.
  2. Palace XI: Mandanda, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward, McArthur, Ledley, Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend, Christian Benteke.

Live Reporting

By Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    That's all from me - I've got a match report to finish off. 

    But you can follow all the reaction to Saturday's games here.


    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Marten de Roon with it but it doesn't beat the first man and Palace have their first win of the season. 

    Boro's unbeaten run comes to an end.


    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Oh my word!

    Boro think they have a penalty - but it's a free-kick just on the edge of the box as George Friend is brought down by Wilfried Zaha - role reversal for Palace's second goal. 

    Who's gonna take this?

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    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Adama Traore again with space down the right - but his drilled ball in doesn't beat the first man.

    Time's running out...

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    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Jonathan Benteke has time to play in a team-mate, run the clock down, but he shoots tamely from outside the box to hand the ball back to Boro. 

    Adam Traore's cross is again brilliantly cleared by the Palace defence - James Ward rising high to head away.

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    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Is this petering out now? Stewart Downing shanks an effort wide.

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    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    There were some big shouts for a penalty from Boro's players in that chance - the ball struck Damian Delaney's arm but it would have been very harsh. 

    FIVE minutes added on. Can they do it?

  8. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Is Middlesbrough's unbeaten run coming to an end?

    Alvaro Negredo is denied on the line by some superb Palace defending - the goal was there for the taking after Steve Mandanda parried Gaston Ramirez's shot, but Martin Kelly edges in and clears acrobatically. 

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    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Inside the last three minutes. Boro have been huffing and puffing but nothing's going for them.

    Superb handling from Steve Mandanda to pluck Gaston Ramirez's cross from the air.

  10. 'Palace have to get a monkey off their back'

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Kevin Kilbane

    Former Everton and Sunderland winger on Final Score

    We are seeing a different style of play from Middlesbrough now. They have made changes and are pushing bodies forward. It's not what the manager Aitor Karanka normally likes to do, but needs must... 

    Palace have to get a monkey off their back. They have to get this winless hoodoo off them, so it will be so significant if Palace can hold onto the win. Because there is mounting pressure on Alan Pardew.


    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Not every day you see this. Christian Benteke is replaced by his brother Jonathan, 21. 

    Mathieu Flamini also replaces Joe Ledley in Palace's final two changes.

    Just over five to go...


    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    A change. New signing from Aston Villa Adama Traore is on for Boro, Christian Stuani coming off. 

    James Ward goes in the book for timewasting as Palace prepare to bring on Mathieu Flamini.

  13. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Ten minutes to go. Boro are still knocking but just lacking that final flourish. 

    They have to keep on like this but will they leave themselves too open? 

  14. CHANCE!

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Antonio Barragan gets to the byline, lifts a cross over Steve Mandanda but there's nobody around to finish the move!

    On the replay of that handball it's Scott Dann who touched it - a very decent shout for a spot-kick. 

    Daniel Ayala rises to meet a corner but heads over the bar after Andros Townsend is replaced by Chung-yong Lee for Palace.

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    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Fifteen minutes for Middlesbrough to preserve their unbeaten start to the season. 

    Can they find a goal?


    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Huge appeal from Boro's players as the ball strikes Damien Delaney's hand in the box when cutting out a cross. Ball to hand? Nothing in it? That's what the ref makes of it. Not seen a replay yet.

  17. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Jason Puncheon floats it in and Damian Delaney should do better at the back stick as Scott Dann's flick on opens up space for his fellow centre-back. Prodded over on the head with a gap at Victor Valdes' near post waiting.

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    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    ...which is boomed clear by the head of Daniel Ayala. Palace back with it though. And it's another corner as Andros Townsend is blocked down the left. Good spell this for Palace.

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    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    Gaston Ramirez tries to turn away into space in front of the Palace back four but Jason Puncheon's now flourishing as a re-branded midfield enforcer. He leans Ramirez off the ball and plays Palace up and away with Zaha down the right and Martin Kelly eventually wins a corner on the opposite flank...

  20. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Crystal Palace

    There's a nice moment as Ward thanks Negredo for not making a huge deal of that. He's fine.