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Boro sweep the board in Championship's Jan awards

Middlesbrough's Championship promotion campaign is gathering pace - and silverware. The club today won both the manager and player of the month awards for January.

Lee Tomlin was given the player of the month award. He gave an outstanding set of performances last month, scoring three goals and starring in Boro's tremendous FA Cup win at Manchester City.

Lee Tomlin Credit: PA

Aitor Karanka took the manager of the month honours. His team went four games unbeaten in the league, including three wins. There was also the added bonus of that famous cup win at the Etihad Stadium.

Aitor Karanka Credit: PA

Middlesbrough currently stand 3rd in the Championship table and they entertain Charlton Athletic at the Riverside tomorrow.

FA Cup fifth round draw tonight at 7:20pm

Kike helped Boro to beat Manchester City in the fourth round of the FA Cup Credit: PA

Middlesbrough will find out which team they will face in the fifth round of the FA Cup later.

The Boro knocked the Premier League champions Manchester City out of the competition at the weekend.

The draw for the next round will take place at 7:20pm tonight and is broadcast live on BBC 1. The matches will be played on the weekend of the 14th and 15th February.

Sunderland will need to replay their match against Fulham before they can progress to the next round, after drawing nil-nil at the weekend.


Middlesbrough prepare to take on the champions in FA Cup clash

Aitor Karanka's Middlesbrough are currently riding high, just one point behind league leaders Bournemouth in the Championship. Credit: PA
If Boro can beat Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City side it will be a giant-killing of epic proportions. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough are preparing to take on the Premier League champions, Manchester City, in the FA Cup.

The fourth round clash kicks-off at the Etihad Stadium at 3pm today.

The last time Boro faced Manchester City was five years ago when they suffered a 1-0 home defeat, also in the FA Cup.

Middlesbrough are currently second in the Championship, just one point behind league leaders Bournemouth.

Meanwhile, in another fourth round contest, Sunderland will welcome Championship side Fulham to the Stadium of Light today. That game is also at 3pm.

FA Cup tie will be 'amazing' for Middlesbrough fans

Middlesbrough Head Coach Aitor Karanka says this weekend's FA Cup tie against Manchester City will be a great day for the club's supporters.

Boro travel to the Etihad to face the Premier League champions in the Fourth Round on Saturday.

The club also played against Liverpool at Anfield in the Capital One Cup earlier this season and Karanka is expecting another big occasion against Man City.

Middlesbrough second in the Championship

Aitor Karanka, Middlesbrough FC manager Credit: PA

Middlesbrough FC have moved to second in the Championship after beating Cardiff City 2-1 at home last night.

Patrick Bamford, who is on loan from Chelsea, netted the first goal from close range to put Boro in front. Lee Tomlin scored Middlesbrough's score goal at 79 minutes.

Kenwyne Jones headed in Cardiff's first goal with four minutes of normal time left, but Boro held on for the full three points to go just one point behind Championship leaders Bournemouth.

Middlesbrough have lost only one of their matches in their last 15 games.

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