Excellent Assombalonga, average Shotton – The best and the worst-rated Middlesbrough players vs Bristol City

Middlesbrough Player Ratings vs Bristol City: Who impressed and who did not?

Middlesbrough continued their dominance at the top of the table with a third straight win in the Championship. Tony Pulis’s men beat Bristol City 0-2 at Ashton Gate, sending them to the top of the table for now.

Middlesbrough looked confident and cohesive going forward. Their back line was spot on as well and barely looked threatened. Tony Pulis’ side must now be confident, heading into their next game and are surely one of the early title contenders.

Here, we take a look at how all of Boro’s stars fared in their win against Bristol City.

Middlesbrough Player Ratings

Darren Randolph (7/10)

The former West Ham goalkeeper enjoyed an impressive game and made a number of vital saves to keep his clean sheet.

Ryan Shotton (6/10)

The 29-year-old looked solid in the defence but failed to produce anything going forward. He was, nevertheless, one of the best defenders of the night.

Aden Flint (8/10)

Flint enjoyed a superb game and once again played a crucial role at the back for Middlesbrough.

Dael Fry (9/10)

The youngster has shown glimpses of brilliance at such a young age and will surely be a vital member of Tony Pulis’ squad this season.

George Friend (7/10)

The English wing-back whipped in a number of crosses in the final third but none found its way into the net. His supply proved dangerous for Bristol’s defence.

George Friend

Lewis Wing (8/10)

Wing was unable to build on his two assists so far but the youngster has proven to be thorn against any side. His marauding runs gave the defenders a torrid time at the back.

Adam Clayton (8/10)

Clayton’s influence in the middle of the park is unrivalled and he played a key role for Middlesbrough today.

Jonny Howson (6/10)

Howson endured a quiet game for his standards but definitely played his part.

Stewart Downing (8/10)

Everything seems to be going through Downing at the moment. The former Liverpool man picked up an assist and his deliveries posed all kinds of threats.

Stewart Downing

Britt Assombalonga (9/10)

The Congo international got his second goal of the season and he must continue his strong form in front of the goal.

Martin Braithwaite (8/10)

The Dane scored a neat finish to give Boro the lead. He came close on other occasions as well.

Substitutes

Marcus Tavernier (5/10)

Tavernier brought in a sense of stability and ensured Boro saw out the win.

Ashley Fletcher (5/10)

Fletcher got a few minutes and a couple touches on the ball but didn’t have enough time to play his game.

Patrick McNair (6/10)

McNair came on and used his tough-tackling defensive prowess to shut out the game and wrap up the win.

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