Middlesbrough made it seven wins on the bounce in all competitions, beating an error-strewn Leeds United 3-0 to move within a point of the Championship summit.
The goal was initially given, only for a long consultation between referee Neil Swarbrick and linesman Scott Ledger to end with the latter retrospectively raising the flag for offside.
Leeds’ misery was compounded when Diego Fabbrini punished Sol Bamba’s slip to finish the game off in the 81st minute, his effort following up David Nugent’s opener and a Giuseppe Bellusci own goal.
The Teessiders, roared on by a big home crowd, drew first blood after just three minutes when excellent work down the right from Cristhian Stuani bamboozled Charlie Taylor and while the rest of the United rearguard dithered, Nugent nipped in to fire his third goal of the season past Silvestri from close range.
“In general we did what I asked my players to do”. He has to be 100 per cent sure.
“I don’t want to comment on the interview, the timing of the interview or the context of the interview – that is not up to me”, Rosler told a press conference. When they scored, it could have changed the game.
The visitors need to make a decision over Sam Byram after failed contract talks, while DR Congo global Jordan Botaka was hoping for a debut.
“This is all a bit of a high for us going to the match, but then it’s a bit like groundhog day, back to square one”.
“I think it is for me more important how we played, how we tried to take the game to them, how we stuck to the game plan and there was a lot of positives today”.
Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has insisted that he has a good relationship with the club’s controversial chairman Massimo Cellino, saying that the Itlian has not interfered with his team selection during his time at the club.