Taylor-Flecther 21,26 , Adam 83
BORO were brought back down to earth with a bump by Blackpool tonight.
Boro hammered QPR at Loftus Road at the weekend as manager Gordon Strachan recorded his maiden success in charge since succeeding Gareth Southgate.
But two goals in the space of five first-half minutes from Gary Taylor Fletcher and a late third from Charlie Adam ensured the Scot remains without a home win.
Middlesbrough: Jones; R Williams (McMahon 46), St Ledger, Wheater, Pogatetz (Capt from 61), Arca (Digard 80), Osbourne, O'Neil (Capt) (Yeates 61), Johnson, Lita, Kitson. Unused subs: Coyne (gk); Hoyte, Emnes, L Williams.
Blackpool: Rachubka; Baptiste, Evatt, Crainey, Southern, Bannan (Bangura 84), Adam (Capt), Vaughan, Ormerod, Taylor-Fletcher (Euell 84), Edwards (Eardley 15). Unused subs: Gilks (gk), Martin, Bouazza, Demontagnac.
Referee: Mr R Shoebridge, Derbyshire.
Middlesbrough: Pogatetz, 50, foul.
Blackpool: Crainey, 53, foul.
Attendance: 18, 089 (1,836 Blackpool)
Conditions: Cold, dry and breezy
Website Boro Man of the Match: Mark Yeates