Just a week on from a 4-0 defeat away to Wolves in a league fixture, Mark Tinkler's side returned to form in spectacular style, reversing that result on a wet and windy day.

Two-up at the break, Boro went on to win 4-0 with goals from Joe Gibson, Jack Hannah, Gabby McGill and Layton Watts.

It supplemented their hugely impressive 6-1 win away to Swansea in their opening group game.

Boro sit top of the group with one game to play, against second-placed Tottenham just before Christmas.

Should Spurs, who beat Wolves in their opening game, beat Swansea in their next match next month, then both they and Boro will reach the next stage as the top two in the group go through.