Dec 14, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Riverside Stadium
BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
FT(HT: 0-0)
Upson (85')
Upson (70')

Result: Late Matthew Upson goal downs Middlesbrough

Matthew Upson scores for Brighton during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Barnsley at The Amex Stadium on December 03, 2013
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Matthew Upson's 86th-minute winner proves the difference as Brighton & Hove Albion secure a 1-0 victory away to Middlesbrough this evening.

Brighton & Hove Albion have moved to within two points of the playoffs in the Championship with a narrow 1-0 victory at Middlesbrough this afternoon.

Boro, who were unbeaten at the Riverside Stadium since the opening day of the season, went behind on 86 minutes to Matthew Upson.

The defender rose highest to nod home Cardiff City loanee Craig Conway's corner four minutes from the end.

The hosts, who had not failed to find the net in any of their previous home fixtures this season, pushed for an equaliser, but Aitor Karanka's men failed in their attempts and the visitors remain within touching distance of Leeds United in the hunt for a playoff spot.

Boro player Grant Leadbitter in action during the npower Championship match between Middlesbrough and Hull City at Riverside Stadium on October 23, 2012
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