Writer: Vital Boro
Date:Monday April 9 2012
Mon 9th Apr 3pm
Middlesbrough's promotion hopes continue to seriously falter after a second costly defeat in the space of three days against Hull City at the KC Stadium.
Matt Fryatt ended a run of five straight defeats for the hosts with a late winner as his side came from behind following Marvin Emnes' thirteenth-minute opener.
Josh King equalised just before the hour and then delivered for Fryatt to settle the contest with only a couple of minutes remaining.
It means Boro are now without a victory in their last eight games and still a couple of points outside the play-offs with only four games remaining.
Scott McDonald saw an early shot blocked for the visitors after both Fryatt and King had already threatened at the other end before Emnes cut inside from Barry Robson's through pass and struck across Vito Mannone to open the scoring.
Emnes again went close when calling the home keeper into further action while Nicky Bailey produced a timely block on Robert Koren before the visitors scrambled away a dangerous Fryatt cross early into the second-half.
Boro were still struggling to find the final ball and Emnes dragged wide after ignoring the support of McDonald before King escaped away from Justin Hoyte and drove high past Jason Steele to level from inside the area.
Manager Tony Mowbray made changes and both Bart Ogbeche and McDonald were close to reward until Fryatt showed them how it should be done when turning in substitute Cameron Stewart's cross with only a couple of minutes remaining.
Goalscorer King then went down the right and supplied Corry Evans to drag another opportunity wide for the hosts from only around six-yards out.
Hull City: Mannone, Dawson, Chester, Cooper, Evans, Koren (Olofinjana 90), Cairney, Brady (Stewart 77), King, Garcia, Fryatt
subs (unused): Gulacsi, East, Cullen
Goals: King (58), Fryatt (88)
Middlesbrough: Steele, McMahon, Hines, McManus, Hoyte, Bailey, Robson (Martin 87), Arca (Hammill 74), Smallwood, McDonald, Emnes (Ogbeche 74)
subs (unused): Thomson, Jutkiewicz
Goals: Emnes (13)
Date:Monday April 9 2012
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