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Middlesbrough go second after win over Bolton

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Middlesbrough go second after win over Bolton
Soccer Football - Championship - Middlesbrough v Bolton Wanderers - Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, Britain - September 19, 2018 Bolton Wanderers' Pawel Olkowski shakes hands with a ball boy after they previously clashed Action Images/Craig Brough   -   Copyright  CRAIG BROUGH(Reuters)

LONDON (Reuters) – Middlesbrough moved second in the English Championship as they eased to a 2-0 victory over Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday.

George Saville capitalised on a defensive mix-up to put Tony Pulis’s side in front and Britt Assombalonga sealed victory in stoppage time as Boro cut Leeds United’s lead to one point.

Sheffield United moved into sixth spot after a 0-0 draw with Birmingham City.

Big-spending Nottingham Forest won for only the second time in the league this season, with summer signings Lewis Grabban and Joao Carvalho on target in a 2-1 defeat of Sheffield Wednesday that moved them into mid-table.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond)