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Summary

  1. Ramirez scores with six-yard header
  2. Boro's third win of league season
  3. Boro move up to 13th in the table
  4. Hull manage two shots on target
  5. Tigers remain in bottom three

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By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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That's a wrap

While you draw up a shopping list for Hull City, let's call it a night.

See you tomorrow for the Champions League. 

How much will Hull spend in January and how much do they need?A goalscorer is a priority but you'll need a barrow-load of cash. Championship clubs were spending £15m+ in August.

Can you see Hull with a £30m striker?

'Not good enough'

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Hull City

Hull defender Curtis Davies: "We weren't good enough in the first half, we hung in there and allowed too many crosses into the area.

"We tried to press them more in the second half but we have conceded from a set-piece again which has been our downfall this season. 

"We know Gaston Ramirez well, he is not renowned for his heading ability but we gave him a free header in the box.

"Our first shot on target was in the 92nd minute and that is not good enough.

"We need help. We made signings in the summer and they have done their bit but they were all last minute. We are thin up top and we need someone who can put the ball in the net."

'We need investment'

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Hull City

More from Hull boss Mike Phelan: "Hopefully come January we will look different. We need that investment. We can't afford any more injuries, it is going to be a hard slog throughout Christmas.

"Our aim has always been to stay up and we are not adrift."

'We need more firepower'

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Hull City

Hull manager Mike Phelan: "We were short from an attacking point of view. Every time we played forwards we gave the ball away, we couldn't get up the field.

"Our lack of threat is down to the fact that we haven't got the firepower you need to compete at this level. We have injuries and suspensions and it is difficult to be an attacking force."

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James Youdale: Boro showing again why we're only set up to stifle and counter-punch against teams who try to play against us. Huge win, though

'A ridiculous goal'

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Hull City

Hull boss Mike Phelan: "We tried to drag something out of it but it was really really disappointing. We gave away a ridiculous goal from a set piece, we all have jobs to do and we didn't concentrate.

"We defended well at times and after they scored we came into it but we have to do better and don't concede when we don't need to. We all understand the predicament we are in and hardship that we face but we have enough players to do certain jobs.

"We are short on the ground, we have added a couple but we are where we are because of the beginning of the season. We have to keep our heads above water."

'We deserved to win'

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Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka: "We deserved to win, we had a lot of chances and all of the possession. We were confident on the pitch and once we went ahead we had the experience to manage the game.

"I am really proud of the team. It is difficult to play in the Premier League.

"Sometimes Gaston Ramirez will score, sometimes another player but we won promotion to the Premier League by playing as a team and that is how we stay.

"We have 15 points, we must keep going and working together. We have to fight with the teams in the relegation positions because we are a newly-promoted team. We have done nothing yet."

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The Allam family are strangling the life out of the club but that is no excuse for the 11 on the pitch to not turn up.

Dan, Hull.

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Cursed!

Blurgh...😒 That was a dull game. Huge 3 points for Middlesbrough though. Hull's Monday Night curse in the PL continues. #bbcfootball

What next?

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Boro travel to Southampton on Sunday while Hull host Palace on Saturday afternoon. 

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Things aren’t looking too clever for West Ham and Leicester.

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Thomas Broadley: Negative football from both teams. How do Hull expect to compete in the Premier League if they don't have a go against Boro?

'You need to beat the teams around you'

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Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson: "We have played well without getting results and we clung on, that was massive. You need to beat the teams which will be around you.

"Gaston Ramirez is very important for us, on any given day he can slice open a defence and it was a great finish. You can't get carried away with a win, we need to maintain our levels."

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Ben Gibson looks very, very pleased with that win as the Boro players come off the pitch. Not a great performance but three points. that's what matters.

'Hull will go down'

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Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

I'm very fearful for Hull - looking at them and what they have got I think they will go down.

Quite simply the best team won and the best player on the pitch scored and that is the end of the matter.

Michael Dawson and Curtis Davies challenge
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Tom McQuillin: I never thought I'd see a less passionate performance than England against Iceland but it appears Hull have proved me wrong..

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Middlesbrough hang on to win a poor game, they climb to 13th while Hull stay in 19th. 

FULL-TIME

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Hull pump the ball into the box and Calum Chambers does really well once more to head out. 

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Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

If somebody had gambled at the far stick there, that would've been an equaliser.

CLOSE!

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Hull have started playing! From the corner, Ahmed Elmohamady flicks it on and Adama Diomande slides in, he is very close to turning it home but the ball skids off and out.

Boro players and fans alike are super nervous now...

Ahmed Elmohamady
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GREAT SAVE!

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FOUR MINUTES added on and Hull have their best moment of the whole night! Adama Diomande has the ball on the left, he cuts inside and lashes in a shot which Victor Valdes has to claw out!

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I wish the Allams would sell Hull City so we at least have a chance. It's almost like he's punishing the fans and the club for not getting his way. Give us our club back so we can have a future.

James, Hull Fan

Lincoln hold on to shock Oldham

FT: Lincoln 3-2 Oldham

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It was close, but National League side Lincoln cling on to knock League One club Oldham out of the FA Cup.

Cameron Burgess missed the target with a free header, but the Latics struggled to create many chances after pulling back from 3-0 down to 3-2.

Theo Robinson, who only joined the Imps on a short-term contract in October, was the hero for the hosts with a goal in each half.

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Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

Boro have just gone very, very negative.

Gaston Ramirez has been the class act in a very poor game. 

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SHOT ON TARGET. Hull have a shot on target, this is not a drill.

Michael Dawson gets his head on a floated free-kick and it's easy for Victor Valdes to catch it.

Gaston Ramirez has a knock and he limps off, Stewart Downing is on. 

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Hull will have lost eight of their last 10 if they can't save this one. They still haven't had a shot on goal!

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Heartfelt words.....

I'm not a Hull fan but i am a supporter of young British football talent and I really hope Jarrod Bowen takes his opportunity. EPL managers prefer experienced foreign imports to home grown talent and it takes something special like Kane and Rashford to break through. Good luck to him.

Shaun of Bristol

SUBSTITUTION

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Adam Clayton comes off for Boro as Cristhian Stuani comes on .Calum Chambers then wins a commanding header and lands right on his face. Ouch!

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Boro sitting back, is this a dangerous game?

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Oldham back in the game

Lincoln 3-2 Oldham

Still about 10 minutes to go at Lincoln where Oldham have fought back from 3-0 down with two quick goals from Peter Clarke and Billy McKay...

The fog has come in hard now too.

Clarke gets a goal back for Oldham.
McKay adds a second for Oldham.

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Mark Lawrenson

Former Liverpool defender on BBC Radio 5 live

It's a real chance. He's got lots of time and lots of space, but he's looped it over the bar.

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Chance for Hull! A rare one as Sam Clucas is left free at the front post at a corner, the ball is a touch too high for him and he can only steer a header over the top. 

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Alvaro Negredo is up for a header but once more Curtis Davies stands strong to get a block onto it and the danger has gone. Such a toothless display from Hull tonight. Have a go someone! 

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There will be a 5 live football social after the match tonight - and all manner of issues are up for discussion. Problems for Leicester, the story at Man City - and of course the situation at both Boro and Hull. 

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Any tweets from Robbie Mustoe or Phil Stamp?

Come on Boro, come on Boro...Lets get those 3 points in the bag tonight. Keep fighting guys 👊👊👏👏 @Boro @GazetteBoro @AllAboutBoro @boro

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Question: Which one of the Bens below is more wrong? 

Ben Tap: Great to see Ramirez score. He's had a tough few months & i'm still amazed Chelsea let him go

Ben Webster: I mean I wouldn't mind Harry Kane making the switch from the Lane to Hull. We both don't have Champions League football.

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Boro just keeping the ball in midfield now. There is 20 minutes still to go, can't just knock it around all day...

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Nervy finish at Lincoln

Lincoln 3-2 Oldham

Mere moments after Peter Clarke got Oldham's first, Billy McKay slots in a second for the Latics.

There's still 15 minutes left for them to complete an unlikely turnaround. Are we having a Curzon Ashton moment?