RECAP: Middlesbrough 1 Sunderland 0 – where the game was won and lost

Sunderland face Middlesbrough at the Riverside this afternoon.
Sunderland face Middlesbrough at the Riverside this afternoon.

Sunderland made the short journey to face North East neighbours Middlesbrough today – but it was the same outcome as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat.

Richard Mennear and Phil Smith were at the Riverside with all the action and reaction. Recap how the game was won and lost via our matchday blog, along with manager and fan reaction, plus the latest manager hunt news.