Lukas Jutkiewicz celebrates with team mate Adam Reach

Middlesbrough 2 Aldershot Town 1

LUKAS Jutkiewicz saved the weekend for his team and ruined it for his mates.

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Five steps to save Newcastle United

TYNESIDE awoke to a blizzard on Monday. It was not just the ominous storm that carpeted Tyneside in snow, though.

Boro boss Tony Mowbray

Second tier not second best now claims Tony Mowbray

TONY Mowbray believes this season’s Championship is stronger than it has ever been and the gap between it and the Premier League’s bottom half is not as big as many believe.

We must get even better – Tony Mowbray

TONY MOWBRAY believes his Middlesbrough team need to improve on their impressive league form so far this season if they are to win promotion.

Mike Williamson

Mike Williamson: We could not match Seagulls

MIKE Williamson insists Newcastle United did not underestimate Brighton and Hove Albion – despite being knocked out of the FA Cup by the Seagulls for the second time in under a year.

Boro boss Tony Mowbray

Depleted Boro determined to give it everything in Cup

TEN senior players may be twiddling their thumbs tonight, but Tony Mowbray is promising to "leave nothing behind" when his buoyant Middlesbrough side make the short trip down the A19.

Sunderland and Boro embroiled in cup tickets row

MIDDLESBROUGH have angrily hit out at Sunderland for their decision to restrict the number of away fans for this month’s much-anticipated Capital One Cup clash.

Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray sounds a cautionary note

AS he wanders Asda shopping for potatoes, Middlesbrough supporters try to catch Tony Mowbray’s eye, and tell him promotion to the Premier League this year is in the bag.

Simon Mignolet

Simon Mignolet reveals his No 1 priority

SIMON Mignolet is ready to take on all-comers for the right to be Sunderland’s first-choice goalkeeper with a pledge he will work even harder than ever before to become one of the Premier League’s best.

Nathaniel Clyne of Crystal Palace

Newcastle United in meetings to sign Nathaniel Clyne

NEWCASTLE United have opened negotiations with Crystal Palace over full-back target Nathaniel Clyne.

John O'Shea

Sunderland ace John O'Shea's Euro 2012 reprieve

JOHN O'Shea has received a Euro 2012 reprieve after scan results showed his injury was not as bad as first feared.

Stephane Sessegnon in action for Sunderland against Chelsea

Stephane Sessegnon settles titanic FA Cup tie

STEPHANE Sessegnon was Sunderland’s FA Cup hero last night as he decided a titanic fourth-round struggle with neighbours Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough 0 Burnley 2

THE Championship promotion race is widely acknowledged to be a war of attrition, so setbacks like this are to be expected over the course of Middlesbrough’s season.

Are Middlesbrough strong enough to cope?

TARGETS are dangerous, and Tony Mowbray's only one is to finish as high up the Championship table as possible.

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Danny Welbeck hopes to follow Carroll's lead

DANNY Welbeck is hoping Sunderland will help him follow in the international footsteps of Andy Carroll as he neatly side-stepped questions about his future on Wearside.

Bennett seeks to learn from master Alves

MIDDLESBROUGH youngster Joe Bennett is trying to learn from Barcelona full-back Daniel Alves as he looks to build on a promising start to his first team career.

Middlesbrough 1 Norwich City 1

THE Championship table might not show it, but Middlesbrough are finally making progress under Tony Mowbray.

Middlesbrough 1 Bristol City 2

TONY Mowbray was charged with flying Middlesbrough to the moon when he arrived on a wave of popular approval.

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We know what's needed - Jonas Gutierrez

JONÁS Gutiérrez believes Newcastle United’s players have a much clearer idea of what is expected of them than when they were last in the Premier League.

Martyn Waghorn has to be given fair hearing

Sunderland have a hard decision to make on Martyn Waghorn and Chief Sports Writer Luke Edwards is worried the striker is not going to get a fair crack of the whip.

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