GORDON STRACHAN'S first game ended in defeat as Plymouth kept a clean sheet for the first time this season, Adam Johnson missed a penalty and Emanuel Pogatetz was taken off on a stretcher,
Middlesbrough: Jones; Hoyte, Wheater (Capt), St Ledger, Pogatetz (Grounds 52), Arca (Yeates 87), O'Neil, Williams, A Johnson, Lita, Emnes (Bent 46). Unused subs: Coyne (gk); McMahon, Digard, Franks.
Plymouth Argyle: Larrieu; Sawyer, Gray, Lowry, Judge (Clark 81), Gow (Barnes 81), Fletcher (Capt), Duguid, Arnason, Mackie, Folly. Unused subs: Letheren (gk); Paterson, Timar, Mason, Sheridan.
Referee: Mike Russell
Plymouth Argyle: Fletcher, 79, dissent.
Attendance: 21,141 (711 Plymouth)
Conditions: Warm and sunny with a gentle breeze.
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