On this day in 2018, Boro made it five successive wins over north east neighbours Sunderland thanks to a 2-0 victory at the Riverside in the FA Cup third round.

Adama Traore offered an exciting glimpse as to what he'd showcase over the next few months under new manager Tony Pulis. 

The flying winger nutmegged one opponent and breezed past two more before an incisive pass that allowed Rudy Gestede to steer beyond former Boro man Jason Steele in the Sunderland goal.

Martin Braithwaite tucked home a scruffy second before half-time to effectively ensured Boro's place in the next round, though Josh Maja did hit the woodwork for the struggling Black Cats before Tyias Browning produced a stunning save from Darren Randolph.