MIDDLESBROUGH’S superb start to the season went powering on with a fine win over a frustrated Burnley at Turf Moor – leaving boss Tony Mowbray purring at the performance.
Mowbray’s men secured all three points with goals from Nicky Bailey and Joe Bennett as Boro won at Turf Moor for the first time in 17 years.
Middlesbrough now sit third in the table – a start Mowbray is more than proud of.
And to add to their delight, it was a club record fifth away league win in a row.
“It was important to keep the run going,” said Mowbray.
“I thought the defence and goalkeeper were tremendous.
“Sometimes an international break can change momentum, but we’ve been winning on the road this season and we managed to come here and keep it up.
“It’s always good when someone who you don’t expect to score pops up with one and I’m delighted for Bails (Nicky Bailey) and Joe Bennett, with all the talent he possesses.
“To get enough points in this league [to win promotion] you have to score 70/80 goals and they’ve got to come from everywhere. We can’t just rely on Scott McDonald and Marvin Emnes every week.
“I thought we were disciplined and we got our rewards for hard work and organisation.”