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Pressure mounts on Southgate

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Gareth Southgate's position as Middlesbrough boss was under more pressure on Saturday night after a goalless Barclays Premier League draw with Wigan stretched Boro's winless league run to 14 games.

Southgate watched in agony as Gary O'Neil saw an 86th-minute drive deflected to safety off keeper Chris Kirkland's legs as the visitors hung on in a game marred by a serious-looking injury to Didier Digard.

Digard was stretchered off in the 16th minute after a challenge by former Boro midfielder Lee Cattermole, while O'Neil and Brazilian Afonso Alves were both controversially booked for diving.

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Chris Kirkland
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