GLENN MURRAY ended his eventful week with a fluke FA Cup winner as Brighton edged into the fifth spherical.
The Seagulls’ high scorer and his spouse Stacey have been arrested on Tuesday evening on suspicion of a £1.1million tax fraud.
However Murray got here off the bench on the Riverside to attain within the final minute – after George Buddy’s clearance cannoned in off him.
The outcome was harsh on Championship Boro, who have been the higher facet for giant components, with Adama Traore hitting the put up within the first half.
The jet-heeled winger had one run which led to a high-quality probability for Ashley Fletcher, however the striker – on a uncommon begin – fluffed his close-range effort broad.
Centre-half Daniel Ayala, who has scored three in 4 video games, had the hosts’ subsequent effort but he slipped earlier than he related with Martin Braithwaite’s nook and his header ended up being tame.
Ryan Shotton’s lengthy throw was additionally inflicting the Seagulls issues and considered one of his missiles resulted in Patrick Bamford hanging a bicycle kick onto the roof of the online.
Then simply earlier than half-time, Fletcher slipped in Traore whose highly effective drive on purpose was brilliantly tipped on to the put up by Brighton keeper Tim Krul.
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The guests improved after the break with Beram Kayal’s long-rang strike spilled by Randolph, who received up and recovered effectively to disclaim Jiri Skalak’s rebound.
Czech winger Skalak received his leg trapped within the course of and was quickly subbed, earlier than Kayal was in on purpose however blazed his effort excessive and broad.
By this stage, Traore was Boro’s solely supply of vitality and he had Krul scrambling throughout his purpose for a 20-yard shot which hit the facet netting.
However Murray grabbed a late, late winner when Markus Suttner swung a cross in and Buddy smashed the ball in opposition to the striker and it flew previous a helpless Randolph.