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Middlesbrough must 'keep going' after Bournemouth clash

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says his side must 'keep going' despite the outcome against league leaders Bournemouth this weekend.

Second-placed Boro welcome the Championship leaders to the Riverside on Saturday. The two teams level on points, so the winners of that game are guaranteed to be top of the table.

However, Karanka isn't getting carried away and insists there's a long way to go until the end of the season.

Middlesbrough 'play well' against the big teams

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says his side head into tonight's Championship clash with Norwich City in a confident mood.

Speaking ahead of the match at the Riverside, Karanka said:

It's another great challenge for us but I'm confident because always against these kind of teams we normally play well.

– Aitor Karanka, Head Coach of Middlesbrough FC

Middlesbrough are currently third in the table, but could go top with a victory over Norwich this evening.

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Boro out of League Cup after nailbiting 30 penalties

Albert Adomah after missing his second penalty of the epic shoot-out Credit: PA/Peter Byrne

Middlesbrough are out of the League Cup after their third round match against Liverpool at Anfield, but they didn't go down without a fight.

Liverpool were 2-1 up in extra time, when in stoppage time, Boro's Patrick Bamford was brought down, and kept his head to score from the spot and take the game to penalties.

He then missed the first one - but every one of his teammates managed to score, including goalkeeper Jamal Blackman. The game finally ended 14-13 on penalties after Albert Adomah went wide on his second penalty.

Full match report on ITV Football: click here.

Transfer Deadline Day: What it meant for our clubs

Newcastle Midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa signed a last-minute loan deal to go to Hull, and defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa went to Roma on a season-long loan.

Sunderland Defender Sebastien Coates joined on loan from Liverpool, as did Ricardo Alvarez from Inter Milan.

Valentin Roberge joined Reims on a season-long loan and Modibo Diakite left by mutual consent.

Middlesbrough Jelle Vossen signed on a season-long loan from Genk. Yanic Wildschut signed a two-year deal from Heerenveen, and Jamal Blackman arrived on loan from Chelsea.

Seb Hines joined Coventry on loan.

Hartlepool Luke James has signed for Peterborough for an undisclosed fee.

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