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Boro pile pressure on Plymouth

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Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan was delighted with his side as they claimed their first away win since January at the expense of relegation candidates Plymouth.

Central defender Stephen McManus and substitute Jonathan Franks scored from measured deliveries by Boro's outstanding skipper Barry Robson while goalkeeper Brad Jones played his part by saving Alan Judge's 42nd-minute penalty.

"It was one of those end-of-season games with a wind blowing about and a bobbly pitch, two teams desperate for points, both wanting a win," Strachan said. "It got a bit hectic out there. I would have liked to see us pass it about a bit more but conditions dictated we couldn't."

He added: "We did all right at times. It's a good result for us and a bit unfortunate on Plymouth. They missed a penalty but we have done that two or three times this season so I know what that feels like. It was a good save by Brad, he's a good goalkeeper."

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