Second half substitute Christian Stuani scored his first
league goal for new club Middlesbrough as they resisted a second half comeback
to beat Sheffield Wednesday by 3 goals to 1 away from home.
Stuani who arrived from Espanyol for a fee of just under £3
million had already netted 4 goals against lower opposition in the Capital One
Cup but was yet to register in his four league appearances.
Boro hadn’t won at Hillsborough since 2009 but took the lead
on 42 minutes when a Grant Leadbitter corner wasn’t cleared and Adam Reach
stroked away the follow up.
Wednesday were yet to lose on home turf in the league and
drew level after the break when Marco Matias’s shot deflected off Boro defender
Ben Gibson and into the roof of the net.
However the host’s fight back was short lived and within the
space of three minutes Boro had retaken the lead thanks to a calm finish from Diego
Stuani sealed the points four minutes from time when he
lashed the ball across goal past Owls Lewis Price to spread the icing well-constructed
It’s a result which moves Boro up to 6th in the table with
eight points after five games and going into this week’s international break
they are five points better off than at this stage last season.