Marcus Tavernier.

'Influential': Middlesbrough player ratings after Marcus Tavernier and Riley McGree goals in win over Cardiff City

Middesbrough boosted their play-off aspirations with a 2-0 win over Cardiff City at the Riverside Stadium – but how did each player fare for Chris Wilder’s side?

By Joe Nicholson
Wednesday, 27th April 2022, 9:58 pm

Boro took the lead in the 28th minute when Marcus Tavernier’s low shot from outside the box beat Cardiff goalkeeper Dillon Phillips.

The hosts then doubled their advantage eight minutes after half-time when Riley McGree’s effort deflected in off defender Curtis Nelson.

Boro’s win moves them up to seventh in the Championship table, two points behind Sheffield United a place ahead of them.

Here’s how each Boro player fared at the Riverside:

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