Aston Villa 1-2 Middlesbrough Highlights

Tuncay profited from two shocking defensive errors to give Middlesbrough victory at Aston Villa and send them eighth in the Premier League.

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He struck first after 34 minutes, lashing home from six yards after Nicky Shorey failed to clear a cross.

The hosts hit back within three minutes through Steve Sidwell.

But, after Afonso Alves had somehow missed for Boro from three yards, Sidwell’s dreadful back pass set up Tuncay to score an 88th-minute winner.

Villa went into the game with their eyes on moving into the Champions League places at the expense of Manchester United but ended with nothing after a game dominated by expensive mistakes.

The hosts were the first to show, with Ashley Young robbed as he was about to pull the trigger and Gabriel Agbonlahor having his follow-up shot blocked.


Aston Villa 1-1 Middlesbrough
12 March 2008 – Ref: Steve Bennett
Villa scorer: Barry 74 pen
Middlesbrough scorer: Downing 23

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