United hopes dashed by Alves brace

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Afonso Alves scored twice to dash Manchester United´s hopes of restoring a five-point gap at the top of the Barclays Premier League as Middlesbrough held them to a 2-2 draw.

The Brazilian´s first goals for Middlesbrough capped a thrilling match at the Riverside and it was left to Wayne Rooney to grab an equaliser when defeat was looming.

Earlier, Cristiano Ronaldo had struck his 37th goal of the season to open the scoring.

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