Middlesbrough 0 Cardiff City 2: Boro slip up to play-off rivals

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Cardiff leapfrogged npower Championship play-off rivals Middlesbrough back into the top six thanks to a 2-0 win at the Riverside today.

Defender Ben Turner headed home Liam Lawrence’s corner in the 11th minute and early sub Joe Mason converted another Lawrence assist from close range eight minutes later.

Boro winger Adam Hammill struck the post with a vicious shot early in the second half and substitute Marvin Emnes forced Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall into a fine save with 15 minutes left, but otherwise Tony Mowbray’s side were restricted to long-range efforts as they chased the game after the break.