Saturday, 15 August 2009

Boro sink Swans

Boro picked up their first win of the Championship season this afternoon with a convincing 3-0 victory at Swansea's Liberty Stadium. Paulo Sousa's side never recovered after Adam Johnson opened the scoring.

Marvin Emnes smashed a second shortly after the break before substitute Tuncay sealed the points in the closing stages. Swans keeper Dorus De Vries failed to collect Mark Yeates' corner and the Turk headed home.

The result brings to an end a club record run of 12 consecutive away defeats. Boro are up to third in the embryonic league table after the biggest away win of Gareth Southgate's tenure. Today marks the first time Boro have won an away game by three goals since Pogatetz, Parnaby and Hasselbaink scored in a 3-0 win over Sunderland in January 2006.

Boro can now look forward to Tuesday's trip to League One play-off winners Scunthorpe United. The Iron also earned their first win of the season today, with an impressive 3-2 triumph against Derby. With 2,000+ fans travelling to Glanford Park, its a real opportunity for Gareth Southgate to finally build some positive momentum.

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