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Puncheon leaves Boro on the ropes

20 Nov 2010 19:30:17

Puncheon leaves Boro on the ropes

A debut goal from on-loan Southampton midfielder Jason Puncheon secured a 1-0 away win for Millwall over Middlesbrough - their first victory in five npower Championship matches - to leave the hosts in the relegation zone.The Lions dominated the early part of the game but Boro had the best chances with Kris Boyd having a shot blocked and goalkeeper David Forde tipping over Gary O'Neil's deflected effort.The away side took the lead on the quarter hour as Liam Trotter crossed for Puncheon, signed on loan from Southampton on Tuesday, to convert from inside the box.Middlesbrough searched in vain for a second-half equaliser but Leroy Lita missed with two headers meaning Boro slipped into the drop zone.


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