Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Adomah at the Double in Easy Win for the Boro; MIDDLESBROUGH 3 WOLVERHAMPTON 0

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Adomah at the Double in Easy Win for the Boro; MIDDLESBROUGH 3 WOLVERHAMPTON 0

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SIX-SHOOTING Boro cruised into tonight's fourth-round Capital One Cup draw with a routine Riverside win over Wolves.

It was the on-song Teessiders' sixth successive victory, four of those having come in the Championship and two in knockout action.

Boro made hard work of the opening half-hour but once Albert Adomah rammed home before the break there was only one outcome.

Diego Fabbrini drilled in a wellworked second just before the hour mark and Boro quickly added a third, Adomah again on target.

Boro fans unfurled a "Save Our Steel" banner before the game with the future of the Redcar plant in the balance.

Boro almost carved through on five minutes as a neat touch by Emilio Nsue sent Adomah to the byline on the right - but his cut-back was just cut out by a defender before Kike could pounce.

After a stodgy spell Boro were back on the attack on 15 minutes as new boy Carlos de Pena, a PS2.6m deadline day from Uruguayan side Nacional, found Kike in the box to twist and turn but he couldn't find an angle to shoot.

Then a deep Adomah cross picked out Kike with his back to goal but he was squeezed out by the goalkeeper and defender Doherty.

Wolves perked up and had a spell of possession and won two corners but they were calmly cleared.

Boro broke forward in numbers with a neat passing move on 25 minutes, but when the final ball came to Fabbrini his weak stabbed shot was deflected behind by a defender.

Then when Leadbitter's corner was flicked on, defender Doherty stuck out a foot to send it screwing inches outside the post.

A minute later when Fabbrini touched into the box Kike turned well but his angled effort was charged down and flashed across the face of goal and Adomah just failed to connect with it.

Wolves then had another spell of pressure without threatening before Boro finally broke the deadlock on 37 minutes.

De Pena whipped in a cross from the left and defender Ebanks-Landell misjudged it completely.

When the ball squeezed through his legs, the alert Adomah rifled home from eight yards out.

Boro started brightly after the break and Wolves' Doherty had to head a corner clear at the far post, and when Adomah chipped it back in the defender again nodded clear. …

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