Relegated Middlesbrough picked up six points out of 27 under Steve Agnew. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Steve Gibson is frequently, and usually quite rightly, presented as exhibit A when it comes to listing the properties required to run a football club (...)

 Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus scores a late equaliser. Photograph: Reuters

Middlesbrough 2 Manchester City 2 Gabriel Jesus saved Pep Guardiola from severe embarrassment on Teesside, the young Brazilian’s late header earning (...)

Middlesbrough’s Marten de Roon scores in the Premier League game againbst Sunderland at  The Riverside Stadium. Photograph: Lee Smith/Action Images via Reuters/ Livepic

Middlesbrough 1 Sunderland 0 Middlesbrough finally got round to winning their first Premier League game of 2017 as the so-called “derby of the doomed(...)

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Photograph: PA

Middlesbrough 1 Arsenal 2 Arsène Wenger unveiled a new formation and his players remembered how to win away as Middlesbrough were left wondering what(...)

Harry Maguire scored Hull’s fourth as they beat Middlesbrough 4-2. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/Afp

Hull City 4 Middlesbrough 2 Hull climbed out of the bottom three of the Premier League for the first time since October and shoved Middlesbrough clos(...)

Middlesbrough goalkeeper Victor Valdes claws the ball away as his side managed to escape  Swansea with a point. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Swansea City 0 Middlesbrough 0 Perhaps it was inevitable that a must-win game for both clubs would end this way. Neither Swansea City nor Middlesbrou(...)

Middlesbrough have parted company with manager Aitor Karanka. Photograph: Ryan Browne/Reuters

Aitor Karanka has left his post as Middlesbrough manager following the club’s slide into the Premier League relegation zone. The 43-year-old Spaniard(...)

Manchester City’s Belgian defender Vincent Kompany in action at Selhurst Park. Photograph: Getty Images

Manchester City eased into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win at Crystal Palace that showed why their hosts are at such risk of relegation. (...)

Liverpool fans spill onto the pitch after Adam Lallana scores his side’s third goal of the game during their Premier League clash with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. Photo: Richard Sellers/PA

Middlesbrough 0 Liverpool 3 The cameras attempted to pan towards Liverpool’s dropped goalkeeper on more than one occasion here but no one was reall(...)

Gaston Ramirez’s header gave Middlesbrough a vital win against Hull City. Photograph: Reuters/ Getty

Gastón Ramírez harbours unhappy memories of Hull City and will doubtless have enjoyed taking his frustrations out on Mike Phelan’s spirited but under-(...)

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