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Summary

  1. Ramirez scores with six-yard header
  2. Boro's third win of league season
  3. Boro move up to 13th in the table
  4. Hull manage two shots on target
  5. Tigers remain in bottom three

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's a wrap

    While you draw up a shopping list for Hull City, let's call it a night.

    See you tomorrow for the Champions League. 

  2. Post update

    How much will Hull spend in January and how much do they need?A goalscorer is a priority but you'll need a barrow-load of cash. Championship clubs were spending £15m+ in August.

    Can you see Hull with a £30m striker?

  3. 'Not good enough'

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull

    Hull City

    Hull defender Curtis Davies: "We weren't good enough in the first half, we hung in there and allowed too many crosses into the area.

    "We tried to press them more in the second half but we have conceded from a set-piece again which has been our downfall this season. 

    "We know Gaston Ramirez well, he is not renowned for his heading ability but we gave him a free header in the box.

    "Our first shot on target was in the 92nd minute and that is not good enough.

    "We need help. We made signings in the summer and they have done their bit but they were all last minute. We are thin up top and we need someone who can put the ball in the net."

  4. 'We need investment'

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull

    Hull City

    More from Hull boss Mike Phelan: "Hopefully come January we will look different. We need that investment. We can't afford any more injuries, it is going to be a hard slog throughout Christmas.

    "Our aim has always been to stay up and we are not adrift."

  5. 'We need more firepower'

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    Hull City

    Hull manager Mike Phelan: "We were short from an attacking point of view. Every time we played forwards we gave the ball away, we couldn't get up the field.

    "Our lack of threat is down to the fact that we haven't got the firepower you need to compete at this level. We have injuries and suspensions and it is difficult to be an attacking force."

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    James Youdale: Boro showing again why we're only set up to stifle and counter-punch against teams who try to play against us. Huge win, though

  7. 'A ridiculous goal'

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull

    Hull City

    Hull boss Mike Phelan: "We tried to drag something out of it but it was really really disappointing. We gave away a ridiculous goal from a set piece, we all have jobs to do and we didn't concentrate.

    "We defended well at times and after they scored we came into it but we have to do better and don't concede when we don't need to. We all understand the predicament we are in and hardship that we face but we have enough players to do certain jobs.

    "We are short on the ground, we have added a couple but we are where we are because of the beginning of the season. We have to keep our heads above water."

  8. 'We deserved to win'

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull

    Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka: "We deserved to win, we had a lot of chances and all of the possession. We were confident on the pitch and once we went ahead we had the experience to manage the game.

    "I am really proud of the team. It is difficult to play in the Premier League.

    "Sometimes Gaston Ramirez will score, sometimes another player but we won promotion to the Premier League by playing as a team and that is how we stay.

    "We have 15 points, we must keep going and working together. We have to fight with the teams in the relegation positions because we are a newly-promoted team. We have done nothing yet."

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    SMS Message: The Allam family are strangling the life out of the club but that is no excuse for the 11 on the pitch to not turn up. from Dan, Hull.
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  11. What next?

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull

    Boro travel to Southampton on Sunday while Hull host Palace on Saturday afternoon. 

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    Thomas Broadley: Negative football from both teams. How do Hull expect to compete in the Premier League if they don't have a go against Boro?

  14. 'You need to beat the teams around you'

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    Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson: "We have played well without getting results and we clung on, that was massive. You need to beat the teams which will be around you.

    "Gaston Ramirez is very important for us, on any given day he can slice open a defence and it was a great finish. You can't get carried away with a win, we need to maintain our levels."

  15. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull

    Ben Gibson looks very, very pleased with that win as the Boro players come off the pitch. Not a great performance but three points. that's what matters.

  16. 'Hull will go down'

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

    I'm very fearful for Hull - looking at them and what they have got I think they will go down.

    Quite simply the best team won and the best player on the pitch scored and that is the end of the matter.

    Michael Dawson and Curtis Davies challenge
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    Tom McQuillin: I never thought I'd see a less passionate performance than England against Iceland but it appears Hull have proved me wrong..

  18. Post update

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    Middlesbrough hang on to win a poor game, they climb to 13th while Hull stay in 19th. 

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  20. Post update

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    Hull pump the ball into the box and Calum Chambers does really well once more to head out.