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Full Time: Middlesbrough 3 - 0 Swansea

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It was a comfortable home win for Middlesbrough, which sent Swansea further into the relegation zone.

Alvaro Negredo scored twice. His first; an excellent finish from an Adam Clayton cross. His second; Boro's first penalty of the season.

A much needed win for Aitor Karanka's side, moving the Boro up to 14th in the Premier League table, four points from the bottom three.

Swansea slip one place to 19th after Sunderland's 1-0 win over Watford.



Kirchhoff ruled out for six weeks with hamstring injury

Jan Kirchhoff lying injured on the field Credit: PA

Sunderland midfielder Jan Kirchhoff has been ruled out for a minimum of six weeks with a hamstring injury.

The former Bayern Munich player was stretchered off during Sunderland's draw against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

A subsequent medical scan showed his recovery will take between six and eight weeks.

Middlesbrough boss Karanka joins Twitter

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka has joined the social media site Twitter.

The Spaniard, 42, posted a video message in a "special week" for the club as they prepare to face Stoke City in their first Premier League match since 2009.

County Durham referee Mark Clattenburg to take charge of Euro 2016 final

County Durham referee Mark Clattenburg will take charge of the Euro 2016 final Credit: PA

County Durham referee Mark Clattenburg will take charge of Sunday's Euro 2016 final.

The 41-year-old Premier League official, who refereed the Champions League final in May, will work on the final between France and Portugal in Paris.

He becomes the second man to referee the Champions League and European finals in the same year, following on from Portuguese official Pedro Proenca in 2012.

Clattenburg, born in Consett, will be joined by English assistants Simon Beck and Jake Collin, while fellow Premier League referees Andre Marriner and Anthony Taylor will serve as additional assistants.

Clattenburg also refereed the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace in May and becomes the first English referee of a European Championship final since Arthur Holland in 1964.

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