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Bamford: Karanka a lot like Chelsea boss Mourinho

Striker Patrick Bamford believes Aitor Karanka is similar in style to his Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

Bamford, who scored in the 2-0 win over Manchester City on Saturday, is currently working under the Basque boss at Middlesbrough, where he is on loan from Chelsea.

Karanka was formerly Mourinho's assistant at Real Madrid, before both men left the Spanish capital in 2013.

Aitor Karanka, left, and Jose Mourinho, right, worked together at Real Madrid. Credit: PA

"Training is very similar and the big thing is the desire to win. You could see that on Saturday - the passion, every detail is in there.

"He doesn't miss out a thing and he is very rigorous with his approach to every single game, whether it is Manchester City or whoever else we might play.

"Even if it was a lower-league team in the cup, it would be the same approach. It is all about winning."


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Woman, 73, bitten by police dog 'very poorly' in hospital

A 73-year-old woman has been bitten by a German Shepherd police dog that was searching her garden for a suspect. The pensioner is said to be "very poorly" in hospital after she suffered a number of bites to her body in the attack at 9.30pm yesterday at her home in Penrith Road, Middlesbrough.

Police outside of woman's home in Middlesbrough. Credit: ITV News

Neighbour Ray Wood, 67, said: "There needs to be an inquiry into what happened here, it is horrifying. I'm really concerned that Irene may not come back out of hospital after something like this. She was already very frail and ill." Officers had been given consent to carry out the search when she was injured, Cleveland Police said.


Car crashes into family home

A stolen Land Rover Freelander crashed through the window of a family home in Middlesborough, hurling a nine-year-old child across the room.

The red four-by-four vehicle smashed through the front of the semi-detached house, throwing the child from the sofa to the floor. The youngster was uninjured but treated for shock at the scene.

Substantial damage was caused to the property during the incident in the Netherfields area of the town last night.

Police said the car had been reported as stolen and that two men were seen running from the scene after the crash.