New recruit Didier Digard scored a brilliant long-range winner as Middlesbrough beat Carlisle 2-1 in Cumbria on Tuesday night.
The sides had been level after Danny Carlton equalised following Jeremie Aliadiere's 46th-minute opener.
But French midfielder Digard, who joined from Paris Saint Germain earlier this summer, smashed home the decisive goal from 30 yards to earn Boro the win.
Boro: Jones (Steele 71); Young (capt) (McMahon 79), Huth (Grounds 67), Wheater, Taylor (Bennett 79); Aliadiere (Emnes 79), Shawky, Digard (Arca 67 (capt from 79)), Johnson; Alves, Mido (Tuncay 46).
Carlisle United: Howarth; Raven, Bridge-Wilkinson (Hackney 69), Murphy (capt), Graham (G Smith 69), Joyce, Gowling, Taylor (Thirlwell 69), Bridges (Livesey 46), Campion (Carlton 46), J Smith (Madine 69). Unused subs: Williams (gk); Horwood, Dobie.
The Digard goal was fantastic.I've watch it at Boro World.Simply brilliant guy! Nice buy Southgate!