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Middlesbrough masters of their own downfall as they lose to Hull City

Wasteful Middlesbrough failed to take the big chances in the game as Hull capitalized on a defensive mistake to take all three points.

Emmanuel Latte Lath gave Boro an early lead in a game where they were very comfortable but second half goals from Liam Delap and Ozan Tufan were enough to give Hull all three points.

Boro were boosted by the return of Isaiah Jones and Anfernee Dijksteel who returned straight back into the starting 11 after missing Saturdays 2-0 defeat to Ipswich

These changes seemingly paying off as Boro took the lead in the sixth minute as Latte Lath finished off a nice move after the ball bobbled round a bit after a blocked Jones shot, the ball fell nicely to Latte Lath who was able to fire in his seventh in all competitions.

Middlesbrough’s bright start continued as when Lukas Engel intercepted a Hull pass and played the ball into Latte Lath, Boro found themselves two-on-two, Latte was able to play the ball nicely into Jones who found himself with time and space on the right hand side of the box, but he scuffed the shot and fired his shot the wrong side of the post.

Boro were dominant in the first half with the visitors offering very little other than a few tame shots which Seny Dieng was able to gather easy, they would start to fade away and lost the momentum they started with as half-time came at a good time for both teams with Boro going in 1-0 up.

The second half started how the first half ended with Boro in control but they failed to capitalise as they seemingly got too comfortable which was proven by Hulls equalizer which came from a corner, ex-Boro target Jacob Greaves rose highest at the near post which fell to Delap unmarked at the back post to nod home in the 69th minute.

Boro woke up a bit with a couple of chances the best being a Matty Crooks header from six yards out but he could only head it straight at Hull keeper Ryan Allsop who saved it with ease.

Hull would then take the lead in the 82nd minute as a Dijksteel mistake left him vulnerable for substitute Ruben Vinagre to get past him whose ball across the box ended up at Dan Barlasser’s feet but he failed to clear it properly as he passes it to Greg Docherty who played a simple pass into Tufan whose first time finish beat Seny Dieng to find the bottom corner.

Boro would have a late flurry of chances to get the equalizer in stoppage time but a great triple save from Hull keeper Allsop meant that Hull left with all three points.