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Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle LIVE: Championship result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Middlesbrough face Plymouth Argyle in the Championship today.

An increasingly competitive second tier in English football remains an intense and exciting competition, with the prize of a place in the Premier League on offer at the end of the season.

Last year Southampton, Leicester City and Leeds United were relegated from the top flight and all are hopeful of making a quick return - but the likes of Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland all have real promotion ambitions too.

At the other end of the table, QPR, Cardiff City and Birmingham City will hope for better campaigns than last year’s relegation struggle - while newcomers Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to survive after dramatic progress through the play-offs.

Follow live updates from today’s game in the live blog below.

Middlesbrough FC 0 - 2 Plymouth Argyle FC

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:58

Match ends, Middlesbrough 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:57

Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:57

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Lukas Engel.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:54

Attempt blocked. Sam Greenwood (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:52

Emmanuel Latte Lath (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:49

Attempt saved. Alfie Devine (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:49

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Lewis Gibson.

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16:46

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ashley Phillips replaces Julio Pleguezuelo because of an injury.

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16:44

Foul by Emmanuel Latte Lath (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:43

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Ben Waine replaces Ryan Hardie.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:43

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Bali Mumba replaces Darko Gyabi.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:43

Foul by Paddy McNair (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:41

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Conor Hazard.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:41

Attempt missed. Anfernee Dijksteel (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser with a cross following a corner.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:41

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Brendan Galloway.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:41

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Lukas Engel replaces Luke Thomas.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:41

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Alex Gilbert replaces Sam Silvera.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:41

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Anfernee Dijksteel replaces Luke Ayling.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:38

Attempt missed. Sam Silvera (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Emmanuel Latte Lath.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:36

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Brendan Galloway.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:36

Foul by Daniel Barlaser (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:35

Foul by Brendan Galloway (Plymouth Argyle).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:35

Rav van den Berg (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:35

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Joe Edwards replaces Matthew Sorinola.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:35

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Alfie Devine replaces Morgan Whittaker.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:35

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:30

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Matthew Sorinola.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:30

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Latte Lath (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:27

Foul by Emmanuel Latte Lath (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:25

Sam Silvera (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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16:23

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Marcus Forss.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:22

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Daniel Barlaser.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:22

Attempt blocked. Darko Gyabi (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:28

Attempt blocked. Sam Greenwood (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis O'Brien.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:21

Emmanuel Latte Lath (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:21

Attempt missed. Jordan Houghton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mickel Miller.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:19

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Sam Greenwood replaces Riley McGree.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:19

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Emmanuel Latte Lath replaces Finn Azaz.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:17

Lewis O'Brien (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:15

Foul by Sam Silvera (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:15

Daniel Barlaser (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:15

Attempt missed. Sam Silvera (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Luke Thomas.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:13

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Paddy McNair.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:15

Attempt blocked. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Darko Gyabi with a through ball.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:12

Offside, Middlesbrough. Sam Silvera is caught offside.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:10

Attempt missed. Finn Azaz (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Daniel Barlaser with a cross following a corner.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:09

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Matthew Sorinola.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:08

Offside, Middlesbrough. Luke Ayling is caught offside.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:07

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Luke Thomas.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:07

Attempt blocked. Morgan Whittaker (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Houghton.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

16:05

Second Half begins Middlesbrough 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:50

First Half ends, Middlesbrough 0, Plymouth Argyle 2.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:54

Offside, Plymouth Argyle. Morgan Whittaker is caught offside.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:41

Offside, Middlesbrough. Sam Silvera is caught offside.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:40

Attempt saved. Jordan Houghton (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:43

Attempt missed. Darko Gyabi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:40

Attempt saved. Lewis Gibson (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Morgan Whittaker with a cross.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:38

Luke Ayling (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:38

Foul by Luke Ayling (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:49

Attempt blocked. Adam Randell (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:36

Attempt saved. Morgan Whittaker (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Darko Gyabi.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:36

Foul by Sam Silvera (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:36

Julio Pleguezuelo (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:36

Foul by Jordan Houghton (Plymouth Argyle).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:36

Daniel Barlaser (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:36

Attempt blocked. Lewis Gibson (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Randell with a cross.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:33

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Tom Glover.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:33

Attempt saved. Adam Randell (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:33

Attempt saved. Adam Randell (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Conor Hazard.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:31

Goal! Middlesbrough 0, Plymouth Argyle 2. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:31

Attempt blocked. Daniel Barlaser (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:38

Attempt blocked. Marcus Forss (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis O'Brien with a through ball.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:29

Luke Thomas (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:29

Offside, Middlesbrough. Marcus Forss is caught offside.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:27

Mickel Miller (Plymouth Argyle) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:27

Hand ball by Mickel Miller (Plymouth Argyle).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:24

Foul by Sam Silvera (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:23

Foul by Marcus Forss (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:23

Attempt missed. Julio Pleguezuelo (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:21

Attempt blocked. Matthew Sorinola (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:21

Attempt blocked. Matthew Sorinola (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:24

Attempt blocked. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:18

Attempt saved. Morgan Whittaker (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Darko Gyabi.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:18

Lewis O'Brien (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:15

Jordan Houghton (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:15

Foul by Lewis O'Brien (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:18

Attempt blocked. Sam Silvera (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Riley McGree.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:12

Foul by Riley McGree (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:10

Attempt blocked. Lewis O'Brien (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:08

Goal! Middlesbrough 0, Plymouth Argyle 1. Matthew Sorinola (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:10

Attempt saved. Darko Gyabi (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Morgan Whittaker.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:12

Attempt blocked. Ryan Hardie (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:03

Attempt missed. Luke Ayling (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the six yard box.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

15:01

First Half begins.

Middlesbrough vs Plymouth Argyle

14:30

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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14:00

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