Neil Warnock makes instant impact as Middlesbrough beat Stoke

27 June 2020 04:21
Neil Warnock had the immediate effect Steve Gibson hoped for when Middlesbrough’s owner sacked Jonathan Woodgate on Tuesday and replaced him with a 71-year-old who is correctly billed as a Championship specialist. Warnock’s expertise was hired to try to avert relegation and, after this convincing win over a muted Stoke, Boro are two points clear of danger with seven matches left.City, though, drop to 20th and trail Boro by a place and a point, thanks to a goal in each half, one from Ashley Fletcher and the other by Marcus Tavernier. To make matters worse for Stoke, who travel to Wigan on Tuesday, they had Nick Powell sent off a minute from time. Related: Taking on Middlesbrough challenge was 'no-brainer', says Neil Warnock Related: Leeds return to top as Patrick Bamford sparks clinical defeat of Fulham Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian