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Toffees punish wasteful Boro

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Andrew Johnson and James McFadden took advantage of Middlesbrough´s lack of finesse in the final third to earn Everton a 2-0 win in their Barclays Premier League clash at the Riverside.

Second-half strikes from the Everton pair were enough to ensure a win for David Moyes´ European hopefuls but it was Boro´s inability to find a final ball - as well as a fine save from Tim Howard - which set up the win.

Stewart Downing had the best of the hosts´ chances but Boro boss Gareth Southgate will look on enviously at the coolly-taken goals which kept the Toffees on course for the UEFA Cup.

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James McFadden
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Gareth Southgate
Everton
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Andrew Johnson
Middlesbrough

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