How did the players fare in Middlesbrough's 1-0 win at Charlton?

CHARLTON (4-4-2):

Phillips 6; Matthews 5, Oshilaja 6, Pearce 5, Purrington 4 (Hemed 83); Cullen 5, Pratley 4, Lapslie 4 (BONNE 46, 6), Williams 4 (Doughty 66, 5); Taylor 6, Green 5.

Subs (not used): Amos (gk), Davis, McGeady, Smith.


7 Stojanovic: Couldn’t have wished for an easier afternoon as he replaced Pears to make his Middlesbrough debut

7 Howson: Marked Williams out of the game on the right of the Boro defence and got forward effectively on occasion

7 Shotton: Won the vast majority of things that came his way in the air and successfully shackled the dangerous Taylor

8 Moukoudi: Is becoming more and more influential by the week – looks an extremely astute January addition

6 Johnson: Didn’t look in trouble defensively but wasn’t able to offer much in an attacking sense from the full-back berth

8 Clayton: Delivered one of his best displays for quite some time when it mattered most – got Boro on the front foot in the first half

8 McNAIR: Was the catalyst for most of Boro’s best attacking moves and produced a composed finish to settle things

6 Tavernier: On the plus side, he got himself into some great positions – as a negative, he wasted the vast majority with some questionable decision-making

6 Wing: Broke forward purposefully on a number of occasions, but wasn’t able to find his shooting range as he rushed a number of efforts

7 Coulson: Looks perfectly at home in a more advanced midfield role and delivered some excellent balls into the box

8 Gestede: Took a physical battering from the Charlton defence, but kept coming back for more as he led the line superbly


Saville (for McNair, 81)

Spence (for Tavernier, 86)

(not used): Pears (gk), Morrison, Nmecha, Fletcher, Assombalonga.

Man Of The Match: PADDY McNAIR – The Northern Irishman has been doing a job in defence, but his impact on this game proves why central midfield is by far and away his best position.