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LIVE: Middlesbrough v Sunderland - All the build-up, live updates and match reaction from tonight's Premier League clash

Relegation-threatened Sunderland and Middlesbrough meet tonight at the Riverside in what could be a make or break clash at the foot of the Premier League table.

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Newcastle celebrate promotion.

Tony Gillan: Nevermind Middlesbrough - at least Sunderland won’t have to endure Newcastle United derby next season

Excitement is mounting for this evening’s fixture at the Riverside; but I couldn’t tell you where. It’s not in our house.

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10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Middlesbrough

10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Middlesbrough

We take a look at 10 players who have played for both Sunderland and Middlesbrough over the years.

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Ugo Ehiogu

Middlesbrough chairman pays emotional tribute to Ugo Ehiogu

Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson has paid an emotional tribute to former Boro defender Ugo Ehiogu, who has died at the age of 44.

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Former Middlesbrough and England defender Ugo Ehiogu was a massive music fan who found new passion after football

Ugo Ehiogu tackled life after football with as much passion as he showed on the pitch - from becoming a partner in a new record label to helping develop the next generation of talent at Tottenham.

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Middlesbrough defender Calum Chambers

Middlesbrough handed fitness boost ahead of crucial Bournemouth clash

Calum Chambers is back in contention for Middlesbrough's crucial Premier League trip to Bournemouth.

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Former England, Middlesbrough and Aston Villa defender Ugo Ehiogu has died aged 44, Tottenham have announced.

Tributes to former England and Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu

Tributes have been paid to former Middlesbrough and England player Ugo Ehiogu, who has died aged 44.
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Middlesbrough goalkeeper Brad Guzan

Middlesbrough have faith in goalie Brad Guzan for big Sunderland relegation derby

Brad Guzan has been backed to step into Victor Valdes’ boots as Middlesbrough attempt to drag themselves back from the brink of relegation from the Premier League.

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Alvara Negredo celebrates his goal against Arsenal. Picture by Tom Collins.

Middlesbrough boss still up for fight ahead of Sunderland showdown

Middlesbrough boss Steve Agnew says he and his players are still up for the fight as they bid the stay in the Premier League.

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Alvara Negredo in action against Arsenal. Picture by Tom Collins.

Middlesbrough heading closer to relegation after Arsenal defeat

Middlesbrough slid closer to the Premier League exit door with defeat at home to Arsenal last night.

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Aitor Karanka

Middlesbrough legend Craig Hignett on survival fears and his bust-up with Aitor Karanka

Craig Hignett concedes it will be a “big ask” for his beloved Middlesbrough to stay in the Premier League – even though he thinks the club’s decision to put Steve Agnew in charge was a good one.

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Boro's Bernardo Espinosa in action against Swansea's Jordan Ayew at the weekend.

INSIDE KNOWLEDGE CAN HELP us - agnew

Steve Agnew will return to former club Hull hoping his inside knowledge will help secure a priceless Premier League victory for struggling Middlesbrough.

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Boro defender Ben Gibson shows his determination against Everton's Romelu Lukaku. Picture by Tom Collins

Swansea City v Middlesbrough: Ben Gibson fired up for huge week in Boro’s battle for top-flight safety

Ben Gibson is not in any mood to pretend otherwise – Middlesbrough surviving in the Premier League is “vital”.

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Jonathan Woodgate

Former Newcastle United and Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate rejoins Boro as first-team coach.

Former Middlesbrough defender Jonathan Woodgate has rejoined the Premier League club as first-team coach.

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Rudy Gestede backs Steve Agnew to be a success at Middlesbrough

Rudy Gestede is backing interim head coach Steve Agnew to steer Middlesbrough to Premier League safety.

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Former Sunderland midfielder confident of delivering safety to Boro

Steve Agnew has admitted keeping Middlesbrough in the Premier League would be the biggest achievement of his life.

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Axed Boro boss Aitor Karanka (right) with assistant Steve Agnew, who has taken interim control

Steve Agnew in interim control as Boro look for way ahead after end of Karanka reign

Steve Agnew could get the chance to stake his claim for the Middlesbrough job as chairman Steve Gibson plots the way forward after the departure of head coach Aitor Karanka.

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Adebayo Akinfenwa, left, in action for previous club AFC Wimbledon at Pools.

Heavyweight heroes: Footballers who defied their physique and terrace taunts

Hartlepool United face a big challenge on Saturday when 16st striker Adebayo “The Beast” Akinfenwa arrives in town with Wycombe Wanderers.

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Former Sunderland star appointed caretaker Middlesbrough boss as Aitor Karanka sacked

Middlesbrough have sacked manager Aitor Karanka – and made ex-Sunderland boss Steve Agnew as caretaker manager.

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Boro winger Viktor Fischer threatens Oxford United in last month's FA Cup fifth round tie. Picture by Tom Collins.

Middlesbrough v Manchester City: Boro urged to be positive in FA Cup quarter-final

Boss Aitor Karanka has urged Middlesbrough to be positive in tomorrow’s FA Cup quarter-final tie at home to Pep Guardiola’s star-studded Manchester City.

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