Brighton 0 Middlesbrough 1: Emnes strikes it lucky

Middlesbrough scorer Marvin Emnes takes on Brighton's Bruno Saltor today.

Middlesbrough scorer Marvin Emnes takes on Brighton's Bruno Saltor today.

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A deflected first half strike from Dutchman Marvin Emnes was enough to give Middlesbrough their fourth successive away win – in manager Tony Mowbray’s 100th match in charge.

Striker Emnes enjoyed a fair slice of good fortune in notching his fourth goal of the campaign, his 21st-minute effort from the edge of the penalty area taking a wicked deflection to wrong-foot Brighton’s Polish international keeper Tomasz Kuszczak.

It proved to be the only goal of the game as Middlesbrough extended their impressive record against the Seagulls to 10 matches in all competitions.

* Full report in tonight’s Football Echo