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Billy Sharp fires late winner on Leeds debut

Leeds denied Middlesbrough pizzas and a point as debutant Billy Sharp answered Massimo Cellino's call to score goals quickly.

Boro's request for the Italian dish to be left in their dressing room at full-time was turned down by Leeds - surprising considering they are heavily under the Sardinian influence of owner Cellino - but they had more to worry about than pizza as Sharp's 88th-minute debut goal condemned them to a 1-0 loss.

Sharp signed from Southampton on Wednesday and was immediately told by Cellino to "hurry up and score some goals".

The 28-year-old left it until two minutes from time to do just that but was in the right place at the right time to finish after Tomas Mejias failed to hold Michael Tonge's shot.

Boro bring in Clayton


SIGNING: Adam Clayton has completed his move from Huddersfield Town and has signed a four-year contract with the club. #UTB


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Boro keen on Chelsea duo

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka confirmed he is aiming to sign two players on loan from Chelsea after watching his side win 3-0 at Oldham in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Boro are chasing striker Patrick Bamford and midfielder George Saville as they bid to launch a Sky Bet Championship promotion campaign.

We are improving every day and showing we are a good team, but I also want to sign more players.

We are not strong enough at the moment. I want players who can't sleep because they are worried that someone else will take their place.

I hope we will sign the two from Chelsea. The club are working on that, but we have got seven games in 22 days so I'm concentrating on the games.

– Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka


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