Neil Warnock was delighted with his side's showing as Boro beat Bristol City on the road.
George Saville snatched the winner for the Teessiders to crown a display full of endeavour throughout.
"I thought we deserved it, we did really well," he said.
"We really gave them very few options and we dominated the game for long periods.
"All right, it's a gift but it still needed finishing. He had a tough job Sav and he just kept going. He covered every blade of grass, but he wasn't on his own.
"it was a good all round performance, and I think you could see the lads are enjoying it."
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