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Saj Chowdhury

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    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    Spurs hold on. They weren't under too much pressure in the final moments, but looked a little flaky under the aerial threat of Boro.

    Mauricio Pochettino
  2. Time is running out

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    Boro have tons of possession around the Spurs area. Just play the ball in, just play the ball in...ahh... the ball goes out of play.


    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    There's five minutes of stoppage time. Five.

    Can Boro mount one last effort? Or two?


    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    Ben Gibson pushes Spurs' Vincent Janssen as he leaves the field. The forward was applauding the away fans as he walked off but Gibson appeared to be ruffled by his lack of urgency in coming off the field of play.

    Ref Graham Scott had a word but nothing more.

  5. Bending

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    Spurs sub Erik Lamela has a sight on goal but his low bending shot fails to bend enough past the reach of Victor Valdes.

  6. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    Boro have a corner. It's that man Adama Traore again, whose shot is deflected out.

    However, on this occasion the set-piece comes to nothing. Spurs look shaky at the back though, just like Boro's were in the first half.

  7. All Rhodes lead to...

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    Jordan Rhodes times his leap just right to meet Stewart Downing's centre from the left, but the ex-Blackburn man heads straight at Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris.

    Jittery on the away bench.


    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    Son Heung-min... shapes up to shoot... will this be the hat-trick? No. Calum Chambers blocks his fierce strike.

  9. Traore teasing Tottenham

    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    Adama Traore is tearing past the Spurs defence again, but again his final ball doesn't match is efforts.

    Surely they won't equalise?


    Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    Moussa Sissoko takes a knock to the head and is replaced by Erik Lamela.

  11. GOAL - Middlesbrough 1-2 Tottenham

    Ben Gibson


    Yup, bit of a Tortoise and Hare this.

    Spurs have taken the foot off the pedal and been punished.

    Stewart Downing's free kick is met by the head of Ben Gibson who nods the ball downwards and past the reach of Hugo Lloris.

    Ben Gibson celebrates

    Middlesbrough 0-2 Tottenham

    Yellow for Kyle Walker. Was it for putting the hand on the ball when he fell to the ground?

  13. Crowd lifted

    Middlesbrough 0-2 Tottenham

    Sub Adama Traore runs through the Spurs midfield who look to be treading water. Fantastic - the run, rather than the 'treading water'.

    But his pass for Jordan Rhodes is a wee bit too strong.

    Lifts the crowd.


    Middlesbrough 0-2 Tottenham

    The Boro fans start singing.

    Anyway, Adama Traore comes on for Gaston Ramirez and Alvaro Negredo is pulled for Jordan Rhodes.

    They need to make an impact pretty sharpish.

  15. Post update

    Middlesbrough 0-2 Tottenham

    ...which comes to nothing.

  16. 'It's just like watching Braz..'

    Middlesbrough 0-2 Tottenham

    Great one-touch footy from the men in Spurs uniform. But Christian Eriksen's effort is blocked.

    Anyway, Spurs have a corner which the hard-working Vincent Janssen won. 

  17. Cheap

    Middlesbrough 0-2 Tottenham

    Note to Middlesbrough: Stop giving the ball away so cheaply. It's 'last day of the New Year Sales' cheap.

    I fear for them against a team like Leicester.

  18. Post update

    Middlesbrough 0-2 Tottenham

    Vincent Janssen, who still hasn't got going for his new side despite scoring in midweek against Gillingham, races into the area and sees the ball nicked off him by Ben Gibson just as he is about to shoot.

    At least he's trying.

  19. KICK-OFF

    Middlesbrough 0-2 Tottenham

    Here we go again.

  20. Boro come out... very early

    Middlesbrough 0-2 Tottenham

    The home side are on the pitch about two minutes before their opponents. It's the sort of thing that happens when a team's been battered in the first half.