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Summary

  1. Both sides make one change
  2. Gaston Ramirez is back for Boro
  3. Modou Barrow comes in for Swansea
  4. Get involved using #bbcfootball

Live Reporting

By Patrick Jennings

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's your lot from me, but you can head over here for reaction to all of Saturday's games. 

    Until the next time.

  2. FULL-TIME

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    A fine win for Boro, just their fourth of the season. 

    Swansea are in serious trouble.

    Jay Fulton
  3. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    A huge mix-up between Swansea keeper Lukasz Fabianski and Alfie Mawson almost lets Adam Forshaw in to sweep home a fourth, but the white shirts rush back and Forshaw can't get his shot away or find Adama Traore next in line.

  4. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Borja Baston flicks on to Jefferson Montero in the box, whose lashed shot is somehow kept out by a thicket of Boro legs. 

    How did that not go in? Fine block from Ben Gibson.

    Three minutes added on.

  5. GREAT SAVE!

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Jefferson Montero's cross hangs in the air and Fernando Llorente strains those sizable neck muscles to head across goal. 

    It's met with a fine save by Victor Valdes to preserve the clean sheet. 

  6. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Fabio is off and Adama Traore on in an attacking move from the home side with just three minutes to play. 

    Swansea are set to drop to 19th - unless Hull can find an equaliser at West Ham. That would see Bob Bradley's slide slip to bottom of the pile.

    As it stands, Boro are up to 14th.

  7. PENALTY APPEAL

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Gylfi Sigurdsson feels a shove in the back from Marten de Roon and goes down, but the ref says there's nothing doing. Would have been a harsh call.

    Sigurdsson rests on the turf. 

    But as Swansea win it back Sigurdsson's found again, and he lifts himself to drive a shot just wide of the far stick. It's just not happening for him. 

  8. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Fabio zips up the park as Boro break after clearing the corner, he's got George Friend to his left and finds him, but Friend wastes the brilliant chance for a fourth with a rushed drive that sails over the bar and beyond.

  9. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Calum Chambers' poor header loops up straight to Leroy Fer, who wants to smash in his seventh of the season with a cracking volley. Huge power, but Ben Gibson is in the right place at the right time and the ball cannons out for a corner.

  10. Post update

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Under 10 minutes to play and there's little sign of a Swansea consolation even. 

    George Friend and Fabio combine down the left searching for a glossy fourth, but the away side hoover up the danger. 

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    The final throw of the dice from Swansea boss Bob Bradley. Jefferson Montero comes on for Wayne Routledge.

    There are some extremely glum faces in the Swansea end. It's only 320 miles back home...

  12. Post update

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    If you're up for an early night, we just might be able to help you out with that. 

    Boro are retreating into see-it-out mode, Swansea gamely chasing. 

    Just over 15 minutes to play. 

  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Leon Britton the man replaced by Dutch midfielder Leroy Fer. Definitely got a goal in him - he's Swansea's joint top scorer with six. 

  14. Post update

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Swansea corner. Borja Baston buys it off Antonio Barragan. They are still pushing hard, Bob Bradley's side. 

    Alfie Mawson loops a header over the bar from Gylfi Sigurdsson's delivery. 

    Leroy Fer is set to come on.

  15. CLOSE!

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    A great sliding block from Antonio Barragn denies Borja Baston - who just came on for Modou Barrow a few minutes ago. 

    Borja was on route to smashing in Wayne Routledge's low cut-back but in came the Boro right-back with a crucial challenge. 

    That's the closest Swansea have come. Fernando Llorente's been feeding on scraps, but maybe Borja can change things?

  16. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Gaston Ramirez - an injury doubt before this game - is off, replaced by George Friend now his job's been done with that lovely assist for Boro's third goal. 

    Friend will shore things up at the back. Left-back for a winger.

    Middlesborough substitution
  17. Post update

    Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    It's the first time Boro have scored three in any game this season, and only Gaston Ramirez's poor pass in search of Stewart Downing means they miss out on big chance for a fourth. 

    There were acres of space down the Swansea right. 

    The away side must gamble to get back into this, but risk leaving themselves hugely exposed.

  18. GOAL - Middlesbrough 3-0 Swansea

    Marten de Roon

    This is a lovely, lovely goal. 

    Marten de Roon cushions home from the edge of the six-yard box as Gaston Ramirez's killer curling pass totally bamboozles the Swansea defence at the end of a flowing Middlesbrough move. 

    The home fans are in raptures. They think this one's done. 

    Marten De Roon
    Marten De Roon
  19. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Swansea

    Middlesbrough pegged back.

    Cross after cross comes into the Boro box but the delivery is lacking every time. They must make this pressure tell, Swansea.

    But down the other end, a Christmas gift hastily wrapped as a sloppy pass hands possession over to the home side, who won't be taking too many risks from here.

  20. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Swansea

    Sloppy. Antonio Barragan plays a free-kick straight at Gylfi Sigurdsson and apologies to the Boro team-mates who help him out by covering back. 

    Very careless. 

    Stewart Downing cuts in from the left and blasts a right-footed drive straight into Lukasz Fabianski's clutches.