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Error was crucial - Mowbray

Error was crucial - Mowbray

Manager Tony Mowbray admitted that a bad defensive error effectively cost Middlesbrough defeat to Watford at the weekend.

It arose as skipper Rhys Williams attempted to chest the ball back to goalkeeper Jason Steele but instead allowed Matej Vydra to steal in for the first of two goals as the visitors triumphed 2-1 at the Riverside.

"Our defenders had nothing to do in the first half but it's about concentration," Mowbray told BBC Tees. "Top players don't make mistakes like that, but it's probably cost us the game because of the way they play."

Boro slipped to fifth in the table but are still just a couple of points short of the automatic promotion places.

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Date:Monday January 14 2013
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2 Arsenal 22 14 5 3 47 27
3 Spurs 22 13 7 2 46 29
4 Liverpool 22 13 6 3 45 24
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6 Man Utd 22 11 8 3 41 12
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8 WBA 22 9 5 8 32 2
9 Stoke 22 7 7 8 28 -6
10 West Ham 22 8 4 10 28 -7
11 Southampton 22 7 6 9 27 -4
12 AFC Bournemouth 22 7 5 10 26 -7
13 Burnley 22 8 2 12 26 -9
14 Watford 22 6 6 10 24 -13
15 Leicester City 22 5 6 11 21 -13
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