"Two sides promoted to the Premier League in May, but only one of them looked like staying there as Middlesbrough secured a precious home win over Hull. You will struggle to see a more comprehensive 1-0 victory this season. Middlesbrough turned the contest into attack versus defence for an hour until Gaston Ramirez broke Hull's stubborn defence with a fine header from a corner."
"Ramirez, once again emphasising his importance to Aitor Karanka's team, headed a second-half winner to lift Middlesbrough four points clear of the relegation zone and towards the sunlit uplands of mid-table security. He may not have been operating in his preferred position but Ramirez had been industry personified and deserved his moment of glory."
"Aitor Karanka has laid down solid foundations to keep the Teessiders in the top flight. All that was lacking was a killer touch able to turn grinding draws into three points and gain some breathing space on the bottom three. And despite visitors Hull parking the bus, Ramirez was able to provide that on Monday."
"Gaston Ramirez has been revitalised since moving to the Riverside, and he popped up with the sixtieth-minute winner for his second goal in three home games. Middlesbrough have lost just one of their last six, and despite the scoreline, Mike Phelan's men were completely outplayed."
"Gaston Ramirez did not enjoy his time at Hull, but he proved his worth with the winning goal - a towering header, no less - to maintain Aitor Karanka's incredible home league record under the lights. Ramirez has been outstanding for Boro this season and his goal owed as much to bravery and desire as it did technique."