Anfernee Dijksteel of Middlesborough battles for possession with Famara Diedhiou of Bristol City.

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Middlesbrough missed the chance to put pressure on teams around them as they were beaten 3-1 by Bristol City at the Riverside.

Wednesday, 24th February 2021, 9:05 am

After an excellent away 2-0 win at Reading, Neil Warnock’s side were made to pay for defensive mistakes against the Robins and found themselves three goals down before half-time.

Bristol City striker Famara Diedhiou was linked with a move to Boro in January and caused all sorts of problems against the Teessiders.

The 28-year-old netted a 12-minute brace before strike partner Nahki Wells added a third before the interval.

Boro threw men forward in the second half and managed to pull a goal back when Dael Fry bundled the ball home ten minutes from time – his first of the season.

It was far too little too late, though, as Boro remained three points off the top six ahead of this weekend’s meeting with Cardiff City.

Here’s how they fared:

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