Emmanuel Ledesma's goal earned Middlesbrough a 1-0 win at The Riverside, causing Burnley to slip from top spot in the Championship.

Ledesma drove in from 25 yards midway through the first half to put Aitor Karanka's side ahead.

Shay Given pulled off a fine save from Danny Ings's header and Junior Stanislas was also denied by the Boro goalkeeper.

Burnley's third away loss of the season allowed Leicester to move above them.

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Albert Adomah and Lukas Jutkiewicz both went close in the early stages, before Ledesma drove just over the bar.

But Ledesma, who scored in the 2-0 win at Millwall, opened the scoring when he cut in from the right and beat Clarets goalkeeper Tom Heaton at his near post.

Given blocked an Ings header just before the break, then Ledesma hit a shot wide after a fine run.

Dean Marney headed over from close range from a Keith Treacy cross, before Given denied Stanislas as Boro picked up back to back league victories for the first time in 2013.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka:

"In my first few games the team played well but results did not go well. We made late mistakes too many times and that affects confidence.

"When you are more confident you are more sure in your decisions. You try more, you succeed more and that grows through the team.

"Now we have beaten the team who are top of the table and that will create more confidence."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"Their bench's reaction told a story. They were up and screaming, they were buzzing. You'd have thought they had won the lottery rather than scored against Burnley but that is a sign of how far we have come.

"In this league it is all about fine margins. In this game the margins were incredibly tight."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Middlesbrough

  • 12 Given
  • 08 Varga Booked
  • 03 Friend
  • 18 Whitehead
  • 39 Woodgate
  • 26 Ayala (Gibson - 85' )
  • 27 Adomah
  • 33 Smallwood
  • 10 Emnes (Leadbitter - 59' )
  • 09 Jutkiewicz (Main - 70' )
  • 11 Ledesma

Substitutes

  • 04 Williams
  • 06 Butterfield
  • 07 Leadbitter
  • 13 Konstantopoulos
  • 14 Williams
  • 22 Gibson
  • 23 Main

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 08 Marney
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 37 Arfield Booked (Treacy - 74' )
  • 14 Jones Booked
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Ings
  • 19 Kightly (Stanislas - 57' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Stanislas
  • 15 Edgar
  • 22 Stock
  • 26 Treacy
  • 28 Long
  • 33 Hewitt
  • 40 Liversedge
Ref: Mark Clattenburg
Att: 20,689

Match Stats

Shots

12 8

On target

5 3

Corners

5 6

Fouls

7 7

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Middlesbrough 1, Burnley 0.

90:00 +5:49 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Burnley 0.

90:00 +5:06

Offside, Burnley. Jason Shackell tries a through ball, but Keith Treacy is caught offside.

90:00 +4:19

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

90:00 +4:09

Attempt saved. Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top left corner.

90:00 +1:28

Attempt missed. Keith Treacy (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

90:00 +1:04

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:04

Foul by Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough).

90:00 +0:31

Attempt saved. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

88:32

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

87:28

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Shay Given.

87:24

Attempt saved. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by David Jones.

86:25

Attempt missed. Curtis Main (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by George Friend.

84:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Ben Gibson replaces Daniel Ayala because of an injury.

82:33

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

82:01

Delay in match (Middlesbrough).

81:59

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

79:14

Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Keith Treacy with a cross.

78:45

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by József Varga.

77:55 Booking

Booking József Varga (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card.

77:46

József Varga (Middlesbrough) has gone down, but that's a dive.

75:56

Attempt missed. Albert Adomah (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

75:32

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Junior Stanislas.

73:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Scott Arfield.

73:02

Offside, Burnley. Danny Ings tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

70:17

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by József Varga.

69:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Curtis Main replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

69:37

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:37

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough).

68:07

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:07

Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

67:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

66:49

Delay in match Dean Marney (Burnley) because of an injury.

65:32 Booking

Booking Scott Arfield (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

60:39

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by József Varga.

58:23

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Middlesbrough. Grant Leadbitter replaces Marvin Emnes.

57:27

Delay in match Sam Vokes (Burnley) because of an injury.

56:36

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma.

56:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Michael Kightly.

54:58

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

54:40

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Marvin Emnes.

53:52

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Michael Kightly.

52:26

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

52:26

Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

49:49

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by József Varga.

47:31

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

45:00

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 1, Burnley 0.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Middlesbrough 1, Burnley 0.

43:48

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:48

Foul by Dean Whitehead (Middlesbrough).

40:49

Offside, Burnley. Jason Shackell tries a through ball, but Scott Arfield is caught offside.

40:35

Attempt blocked. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

40:17

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Shay Given.

40:09

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Dean Marney.

37:19

Dangerous play by Michael Duff (Burnley).

37:19

Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

36:45

Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

31:49

Offside, Burnley. Dean Marney tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

28:52

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:52

Foul by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough).

25:01 Booking

Booking David Jones (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

24:35

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

24:35

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:20 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Burnley 0. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marvin Emnes.

20:26

Attempt saved. Jonathan Woodgate (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma.

19:42

Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:42

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

19:25

Richard Smallwood (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:25

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

14:36

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough).

14:36

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:36

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

12:49

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:49

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

12:24

József Varga (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:24

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

10:30

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Marvin Emnes.

8:41

Attempt missed. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniel Lafferty.

5:30

Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Albert Adomah with a cross.

4:15

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Scott Arfield.

2:49

Offside, Middlesbrough. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma tries a through ball, but Albert Adomah is caught offside.

1:32

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jonathan Woodgate.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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