Jordan Hugill harm each himself and Middlesbrough’s hopes of Championship survival with a brilliantly lobbed winner for Queens Park Rangers on the Riverside.
Hugill’s ultimate contact of the sport proved to be each chic and decisive simply after the half-hour mark, lifting the ball over Boro goalkeeper Dejan Stojanovic with a half-volley from 25 yards.
Neil Warnock’s Boro dominated a lot of the second half however failed to search out an equaliser to raise them out of the underside three.
Lukas Nmecha wastefully prodded the most effective likelihood to rescue a degree over the bar late on, as QPR held on to choose up their first factors for the reason that Championship’s restart after the coronavirus pandemic-enforced break.
Victory for Stoke in opposition to fellow strugglers Barnsley on Saturday noticed Boro slip into the underside three forward of Rangers’ go to and what was Warnock’s first residence sport in control of the Teessiders.
And there they continue to be, one level adrift of Hull in 21st place, with 5 video games remaining.
More to observe.