Big-money recruit Kike was on the scoresheet as Middlesbrough kicked off their Sky Bet Championship with a 2-0 victory over Birmingham
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Tony Mowbray has left his position as Middlesbrough manager.
The club confirmed that assistant Mark Venus would take over from the 49-year-old, who has been at the helm since 2010, until a permanent successor is appointed.
A statement on their official website read: "Middlesbrough Football Club have today announced that manager Tony Mowbray has left the club with immediate effect.
"Assistant manager Mark Venus will take charge of the team until further notice."
Top-a-de-morny-to-ya from Ipswich England. I can see Norwich from my window ? So close. Game day, can't wait to put on my new colors. #Boro
A late goal from substitute Jordi Gomez rescued Wigan a point from a Sky Bet Championship draw with Middlesbrough.
The home side had led through Grant Holt's early penalty, but found themselves trailing when George Friend equalised before half-time, with Grant Leadbitter putting the Teessiders ahead inside the final quarter.
Gomez, though, ensured a share of the spoils when he drilled home a brilliant free-kick five minutes from time.
Alex Brister scored a wonder goal as Fulham recorded successive Under-21 Premier League wins by beating Middlesbrough 1-0 at Craven Cottage.
What a shame there was no-one there to see it.
Marvin Emnes plundered a stoppage time leveller as Middlesbrough ended Blackpool's 100 per cent start in a scrappy 1-1 draw at the Riverside.
Emnes scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to claim a last gasp draw to cancel out Chris Basham's 83rd minute score for the Seasiders
Lukas Jutkiewicz deservedly handed Middlesbrough the points against Charlton with a goal midway through the second half at The Valley.
The striker took advantage of some miscommunication in the home defence to nod home the winner following Grant Leadbitter's corner.
Millwall have completed the signing of forward Scott McDonald from Middlesbrough on a two-year deal.