Chuba Akpom set the record for becoming the first player to score in nine successive Championship home games.
The Nigerian-born Englishman netted in Middlesbrough’s 3-1 home triumph over Hull City.
The hosts turned on the style in the second half as they overcame a deficit at the break after Allahyar Sayyadmanesh’s opener but Hayden Hackney, Cameron Archer, and Akpom were all on the score sheet to keep their hopes of automatic promotion alive.
Michael Carrick’s side is now eight points adrift of second-placed Sheffield United, who have a game in hand.
Boro is also now finely placed to secure a playoff spot after snapping Hull’s five-game unbeaten run.
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