Mowbray keen to cut out nervy finishes
Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray admitted his team have to learn how to close out games after a nervous finish to a 2-0 Riverside win over Ipswich.
They went ahead in the first half with a strike from teenager Luke Williams and sealed victory in stoppage-time as Mustapha Carayol streaked clear to stroke home, but the home side had to dig deep and withstand a second-half siege as Ipswich piled on the pressure. "We have to learn how to win games comfortably," Mowbray said. "The second goal gives you a breathing space in games. We never had that often last season at home and we let a few games slip away. "We weren't great today and we perhaps made it harder than we had to for ourselves. But we have to look at the positives. That is a game that last year we might have drawn. "But we stood up to it. The defence were magnificent, very physical and very strong and when you are under pressure you need that. "We got a clean sheet and that is important."