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Summary

  1. Gaston Ramirez solo goal puts Boro in front
  2. Josh King hits woodwork for Bournemouth

Live Reporting

By Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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  1. FULL-TIME

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    It's all over. Boro win their first Premier League game at home this season. 

    Follow reaction to this game and the rest of Saturday's matches by clicking here. 

  2. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Benik Afobe gets on the end of a Bournemouth free-kick but his header loops on to the crossbar as the visitors are denied a late goal.

  3. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Boro will have to wait for four minutes of added time before they can celebrate a win properly.

  4. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Boro's support are in good voice as a home win looms on the horizon.

  5. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth might have 10 men but they are doing all the pressing. Adam Smith has a shot at goal but it goes over.

  6. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth will have to play the rest of the game with 10 men after Andrew Surman goes off injured with manager Eddie Howe having already made his three substitutions.

  7. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth have got better since the changes but Boro are holding firm for the time being.

  8. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Was that a penalty? Ben Gibson has a bit of Benik Afobe's shirt as the Bournemouth player goes down in the box but referee Stuart Attwell waves away the visiting side's penalty appeals.

  9. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth have a free-kick 25 yards out and Harry Arter takes it but can only send it over.

  10. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    An opening for Bournemouth. Charlie Daniels squares the ball to Adam Smith and his shot is blocked on its way over.

  11. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Gaston Ramirez gets one of the loudest cheers of the afternoon as he goes off and is replaced by Grant Leadbitter.

  12. Post update

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    It should be 3-0 to Boro. Alvaro Negredo is played through on goal but his first-time shot is struck tamely and keeper Artur Boruc easily saves.

    Alvaro Negredo
  13. SUBSTITUTION

    Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe makes a double substitution to try to get his side back in the game. Callum Wilson is replaced by Benik Afobe and Jordon Ibe is hauled off as Ryan Fraser comes on.

  14. GOAL - Middlesbrough 2-0 Bournemouth

    Stewart Downing

    Stewart Downing's delivery hasn't been the best this afternoon but he atones with his side's second goal. Adama Traore crosses for Alvaro Negredo, who nods the ball back across goal from the left and Downing side-foots in at the far post for his first goal of the season.  

    Stewart Downing
    Stewart Downing
  15. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Bournemouth

    Jordon Ibe looked dangerous in the first half for Bournemouth and, if his team-mates can get the ball to him up the pitch, that might be their best way back into the game.

    All even so far after the break.

  16. Post update

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Bournemouth

    Can Bournemouth get themselves back in the game? Or can Boro earn a first league win in eight games? Let's find out as the second half gets under way...

  17. Ramirez's goal - in a graphic

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Bournemouth

    Now this in absolutely no way does any justice to the great goal that Gaston Ramirez has just scored, but it does show that he ran from almost the halfway line before scoring for Middlesbrough.

    This is one goal to make sure you watch on Match of the Day later.

    Opta
  18. HALF-TIME

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Bournemouth

    Gaston Ramirez's wonder goal separates the two sides as the referee blows for half-time. 

  19. Important day for Middlesbrough

    Middlesbrough 1-0 Bournemouth

    Martin Keown

    Former Arsenal defender and MOTD2 pundit on Final Score

    Gaston Ramirez has been playing quite well actually, in a Middlesbrough team that I think has been struggling.

    The celebrations that have gone on then just show how important this is for Middlesbrough. 

    Gaston Ramirez celebrates
  20. GOAL - Middlesbrough 1-0 Bournemouth

    Gaston Ramirez

    What a goal. That is one to tune into Match of the Day for. Gaston Ramirez picks the ball up in his own half, flicks it past one player and goes on a storming run at the Bournemouth goal. He gets into the area, checks inside Andrew Surman before sending in a shot. Wow.

    Gaston Ramirez scores