Middlesbrough helps survival bid with win over Sunderland

Marten de Roon put the ball through goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s legs after eight minutes to earn Middlesbrough a 1-0 victory over bottom-placed Sunderland.

Sunderland's Adnan Januzaj in action with Middlesbrough's Adam Forshaw (L) and Adam Clayton.   -  Reuters

 

Middlesbrough sent Sunderland closer to relegation and helped its own faint hopes of survival with its first Premier League win in more than four months on Wednesday.

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Marten de Roon put the ball through goalkeeper Jordan Pickford’s legs after eight minutes to earn a 1-0 victory over bottom-placed Sunderland.

Middlesbrough is six points behind 17th-place Hull with four games to go to stay in the Premier League. Sunderland is 12 points from safety with five games remaining, although it has a game in hand over Hull.

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