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Summary

  1. Victory sends Middlesbrough top
  2. Gaston Ramirez scores both of Boro's goals
  3. Ben Gibson's own goal a late consolation for Wolves

Live Reporting

By Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Middlesbrough 2-1 Wolves

    You have to say, going into the final stages of this season, it's going to be tight but Middlesbrough will definitely be challenging for automatic promotion back to the Premier League.

    Kenny Jackett's Wolves looked depleted even before Gaston Ramirez's superb double and were fortunate to even come away with a consolation, albeit through Joe Mason's header deflecting off Ben Gibson for an own goal.

    But Middlesbrough have given Burnley, Hull and Brighton a lot to think about tomorrow. The race to the Premier League is just hotting up.

    Thank you for joining us and enjoy the rest of your Friday night.

  2. Still to come

    Middlesbrough 2-1 Wolves

    So that's two matches down with 10 more to go in the Championship this weekend.

    While we've seen Middlesbrough comprehensively beat Wolvesat the Riverside Stadium tonight and Birmingham City overcome Hull on Thursday, the weekend is just getting started.

    There is a live text commentary double offering on Saturday as we follow Bristol City and Cardiff (12.00 GMT) at Ashton Gate and Burnley's home game against Blackburn Rovers (12.30 GMT).

    Andre Gray in action for Burnley

    Also on the menu are eight 15:00 GMT kick-offs:

    Brentford v Charlton Athletic

    Derby County v Huddersfield Town

    Ipswich Town v Nottingham Forest

    Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers 

    MK Dons v QPR

    Preston North End v Bright & Hove Albion

    Reading v Fulham

    Sheffield Wednesday v Rotherham United

  3. FT: Middlesbrough 2-1 Wolves

    Middlesbrough midfielder Albert Adomah told Sky Sports:

    "When you lose a game you always want to react and having this game for three points to go top of the league what could be better?

    "We're top, we just have to maintain it and hopefully results go our way tomorrow.

    "I'm enjoying myself and I just have to keep what I am doing for the team."

  4. FT: Middlesbrough 2-1 Wolves

    Middlesbrough's Gaston Ramirez told Sky Sports:

    "For once it's this game. For us it's important to win tonight and the performance was great for us.

    "I was lucky [for the second goal] because the defender touched the ball and the keeper couldn't take it. We won the game, we're at the top and we fought well."

  5. FULL-TIME

    Middlesbrough 2-1 Wolves

    It's all over and thanks to Gaston Ramirez's superb double, Middlesbrough take all three points and move two points clear of second-placed Burnley at the top of the Championship after winning their game in hand.

    Wolves drop a place to 14th after a poor performance on Teesside despite Joe Mason's late consolation.

    Middlesbrough celebrate
  6. Middlesbrough 2-1 Wolves

    Conor Coady tries to find a late, late equaliser with a fierce deflected shot on the edge of the 18-yard line, but Dimi Konstantopoulos claims.

  7. GOAL (Mason)

    Middlesbrough 2-1 Wolves

    Game on? Or just a consolation? You decide. Either way, Joe Mason does well to latch on to Matt Doherty's cross and head past the diving Middlesbrough keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos.

    That's his third goal in a Wolves shirt since signing from Cardiff for £3m in January.

  8. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    The man who scored both of Middlesbrough's goals tonight comes off. Gaston Ramirez is replaced by Julien De Sart to the applause of 21,000 appreciative Boro fans.

  9. Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    The game has quietened down as we approach full time at the Riverside. Wolves seemed to have given up trying to get anything from this match a long, long time ago. Middlesbrough, on the other hand, seem content with their 2-0 lead.

  10. Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    Another chance for Boro as Emilio Nsue curls a high ball to Jordan Rhodes at the far post but he heads just wide.

  11. Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    Dominic Iorfa does well to win the ball on the wing and deliver a ball into the box which is cleared out into the path of Matt Doherty who controls and shoots high and wide.

    Wolves' goalless run on the road looks set to continue.

  12. Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

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    Plenty of talk about Middlesbrough in the Premier League next season. Right now, they are on their way to the top of the Championship.

    This topic of conversation might dominate in the coming weeks.

  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald is replaced by Jack Price in Kenny Jackett's second change of the night for the visitors.

  14. Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    Middlesbrough's Adam Forshaw receives the ball 40 yards out, chests it down and unleashes a shot that fails to trouble Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme but Boro eventually work it back to Jordan Rhodes who would have scored were it not for a fine sliding save by Ikeme.

  15. Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    Matt Doherty spares Wolves' blushes and denies Boro a third with a last-ditch tackle on Jordan Rhodes at close-range.

  16. YELLOW CARD

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    Wolves midfielder Kevin McDonald receives a yellow card for dissent.

  17. Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    Jeremy Helan stays on his feet in the Middlesbrough box despite a challenge and wins a corner for Wolves which is eventually worked to Joe Mason, who tries a shot but Boro keeper Dimi Konstantopoulos parries the ball away.

  18. Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    Just to reiterate the earlier point about Wolves struggling to find the net away from home, here is a tweet and the ever so informative BBC match stats.

    Boro v Wolves stats
  19. YELLOW CARD

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    Albert Adomah receives a caution for a poor challenge on Wolves forward Bjorn Sigurdarson. The visitors are awarded a free kick from around 40 yards out which Joe Mason comically sends well wide of Dimi Konstantopoulos' post.

  20. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Wolves

    Joe Mason replaces Nathan Byrne for Wolves as Kenny Jackett throws a striker on the field in search of goals.

    Will he make the difference? There's 25 minutes of normal time remaining.