Scotland League Cup

Ramirez goal seals win for Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough overcame Hull City in an English Premier League relegation battle with a 1-0 win Monday thanks to a second-half header from Gaston Ramirez at Riverside Stadium.

Alvaro Negredo had a great chance early on, but he blazed his shot over the bar after a neat pass from Marten De Roon. Adam Forshaw then hit a shot from the edge of the area which David Marshall did well to turn around the post.

Viktor Fischer had the ball in the back of the net of the half-hour mark for Boro (3-6-5), but his effort from a Negredo flick-on was rightly ruled offside. The home side started the second half well and went ahead on 60 minutes when former Hull standout Ramirez nodded home a Fischer corner at the back post to make it 1-0.

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