A scrappy goal settles a scrappy match but Burnley won't care about that. They're on 20 points. Halfway to safety by Boxing Day. Not bad going at all.
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Four minutes added.
Phew. I was worried we were going to go five minutes without a yellow card there.
Jeff Kendrick has stepped up to the plate with a foul on Cristhian Stuani.
Ten bookings and counting.
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That is absolutely superb skill.
That is why Burnely missed Andre Gray at the start of the season. He's back now and you can see his quality.
You can't teach that, instinctive finishing.Copyright: Rex Features
That was as straightforward a goal as you will see, but it has to go down as an error by Boro goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
Tom Heaton's long punt forward was flicked on by Sam Vokes and Gray was on hand to smash an instinctive shot from 20 yards out.
However, as good as the shot was it there for Valdes to save, but the Barcelona goalkeeper somehow spilled it and the ball just crept in.Copyright: Reuters
Fabio makes it nine bookings.
A final change for the hosts: Johann Berg Gudmundsson is on for Scott Arfield.
The injured Dean Marney comes off and Steven Defour takes his place.
And we're up to eight bookings: Burnley 5-3 Middlesbrough.
Andre Gray - largely anonymous so far - lamps the ball away after the whistle had gone.
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Cristhian Stuani has just not quite been at it today.
He is presented with another opening from a corner but fails to get a telling connection with his head.
Sam Vokes comes on for Ashley Barnes.
Another tasty challenge and another booking - the seventh of the game - is doled out.
Stephen Ward of Burnley is the aggressor this time with hefty tackle on Cristhian Stuani.
A bit of saving practice for Tom Heaton there as Cristhian Stuani's header from a corner floats towards goal but never had the pace to beat the home goalkeeper.
The already-booked Gaston Ramirez is subjected to cries of "off, off off" by some home fans after he goes in full-blooded on Ashley Barnes.
Referee Pawson rules it a mis-timed 50-50 and gives only a foul.
Correct decision, I would say.
Free-kick in a dangerous position for Boro here after Dean Marney handles on the edge of the Burnley area.
Ramirez is over it... but it's a horribly tame effort and Tom Heaton saves easily.
Jon Flanagan is now in the book. We're up to six cautions.
The Burnley full-back was late on Gaston Ramirez as Boro won a free-kick in a dangerous area, but the hosts escaped without further punishment.Copyright: Reuters
A few half-hearted penalty shouts from the home fans there as George Boyd went down with Calum Chambers in attendance, but the replay clearly showed there was no contact between the two at all, and in fairness to Boyd he did not claim there was.
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Burnley have been the aggressors in the first half here - Valdes has had a fair bit to do.
So the referee blows his whistle to bring to an end a scrappy half of football that Burnley just about edged.
Victor Valdes had to make a couple of decent stops in the Boro goal but the best chance of the half perhaps went to the visitors when Cristhian Stuani flashed wide from 18 yards.