Alvaro Negredo’s brace helped Middlesbrough return to winning ways as they beat Swansea City 3-0 at the Riverside.
The striker broke the deadlock on 18 minutes, converting Adam Clayton’s cross past Lukasz Fabianski.
He doubled the lead from the penalty spot 11 minutes later after Jordi Amat’s foul on Adam Forshaw.
Marten de Roon’s goal just before the hour ended hopes of a comeback by Swansea, who had only two shots on target.
The result lifts Boro to 14th, six points ahead of Swansea who are second from bottom.