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Derby County 0 Middlesbrough 1: Rejuvenated Tuncay's sharp finish cuts helpless Derby adrift

They are still proud but not so loud at Pride Park these days. The town's fine old club reached the Premier League last season too soon for their own good and the reward for Billy Davies, the manager behind that triumph, was to be sacked after winning only one of the first 14 games in this campaign.

Prime (12A)

Prime is set in Woody Allensville, a half-Jewish, half-Wasp New York neighbourhood where the highbrow residents spend their days talking to their analysts and conducting troublesome romances with much younger partners. The difference here is that the age imbalance is tipped in the opposite direction from the one that Allen is so keen on: a 37-year-old woman, Uma Thurman, is dating a 23-year-old man, Bryan Greenberg. Caught in the middle is Meryl Streep as a therapist who's telling Thurman that she should revel in the relationship, while telling Greenberg that he should get together with a nice Jewish girl instead.

Nightmare display shows depth of United's malaise

Middlesbrough 4 Manchester United 1

Pires' sharpness edges Arsenal closer

Middlesbrough 0 - Arsenal 1

Football: Queudrue brings Boro's long hangover to an end

Middlesbrough 1 Queudrue 35 Blackburn Rovers 0 Half-time: 1- 0 Attendance: 30,564

Good Stead stands in and rewards Souness' faith

Middlesbrough 0 Blackburn Rovers 1

Curtis delivers the kiss of death to Adams' men

Middlesbrough 3 Leicester City 3

Viduka's tale of the unexpected

Middlesbrough 2 Leeds United 3

Football: Wednesday earn just reward despite Boro revival

Sheffield Wednesday 1 Middlesbrough 0

FOOTBALL: Ginola's exit tests Graham's beliefs

Middlesbrough 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1

Football: Juninho inspires revival

Middlesbrough 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1

Football: Parkinson's solo run puts paid to Middlesbrough

Tranmere Rovers 2 Middlesbrough 1
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