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Riverside Stadium (ATT 15,440) 2nd March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

M'boro Middlesbrough vs Cardiff City Cardiff

M'boro 2

K Dyer (13)
S Ameobi (17)

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Cardiff 1

A Gunnarsson (67)

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray delighted by player's character after 2-1 win over Cardiff

Last Updated: 02/03/13 7:37pm

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Tony Mowbray: Crucial win for Middlesbrough

Tony Mowbray: Crucial win for Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray praised his side's character after they ended a dreadful run of form with a 2-1 win over Cardiff.

Kieron Dyer, who is on a pay-as-you-play basis arrangement at the Riverside, grabbed the opener with his first league goal in six years and on-loan striker Sammy Ameobi added a second.

Aron Gunnarsson pulled a goal back for Cardiff and they created chances to level in a frantic finale but Boro held on to secure the win.

"The character got us through," said Mowbray, whose side had taken just four points from nine games and slipped out of the Championship play-off places.

"Sometimes when you have been on a run like we have you forget how to win football matches.

"It has been a tough run and sometimes we haven't got what we deserved but we worked and we battled and showed real character and we got through in the end.

"Cardiff gave us a lot of problems in the second half. They had some big lads in our box and at times it was like Land of the Giants.

"It was frantic at the end but we got there."

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 45 54
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 45 25

Match Reaction

Vital victory delights Mowbray

Vital victory delights Mowbray

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray praised his side's character after they ended a dreadful run of form with a 2-1 win over Cardiff.