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Nov 5, 2017 at 12.15pm UK at ​Riverside Stadium
Attendance: 29,277
Middlesbrough
1-0
Sunderland
FT(HT: 1-0)

Result: Sunderland stay bottom of Championship after defeat at Middlesbrough

Result: Sunderland stay bottom after Boro defeat
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Sunderland remain rooted to the bottom of the Championship table following a 1-0 defeat away at Middlesbrough in Sunday's Tees-Wear derby.

Sunderland have succumbed to a 1-0 defeat away at Middlesbrough on Sunday to remain rooted to the bottom of the Championship table.

The Black Cats, with Billy McKinlay and Robbie Stockdale in caretaker charge, could have been ahead inside the opening three minutes.

Darren Randolph fumbled a long-range effort from Didier Ndong into the path of Lewis Grabban, but the 29-year-old's effort was straight at the Boro goalkeeper.

Sunderland would come to rue that miss as Marcus Tavernier opened the scoring for the hosts after just six minutes.

The 18-year-old sneaked in front of the Black Cats defence to meet a Marcus Braithwaite cross and slot the ball beyond Robbin Ruiter.

The visitors initially responded well as Randolph was forced to tip behind an effort from Lee Cattermole and got his hands to a Billy Jones header, though the 30-year-old was offside.

However, the action became scrappy by the end of the first half and Boro improved after the interval.

Shortly after the restart, Britt Assombalonga did well to tee up Braithwaite in the area, but Ruiter produced a smart save to keep out the striker's effort.

Ruiter also saved Stewart Downing's free kick in the closing stages, but Boro were able to hang on to their lead until the final whistle and edge up to fifth in the table.

In addition to the defeat, Sunderland also saw Jones and Ndong substituted in the game due to knocks and will be sweating over their fitness.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich1710342820833
2Middlesbrough178721981131
3Leeds UnitedLeeds1786329171230
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd179352719830
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1784537251228
6Derby CountyDerby178452520528
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest176922316727
8Swansea CitySwansea177551913626
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn176832021-126
10Queens Park RangersQPR178271822-426
11Aston Villa176652723424
12Birmingham CityBirmingham175932320324
13Bristol City176472019122
14Stoke CityStoke175751920-122
15Brentford175662723421
16Wigan AthleticWigan176291926-720
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds175572130-920
18Preston North EndPreston174672630-418
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham174671423-918
20Reading174492429-516
21Millwall174492229-716
22Hull City174491624-816
23Bolton WanderersBolton174491123-1216
24Ipswich TownIpswich171881428-1411

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