High flying Boro impress in win against Preston

Middlesbrough continued their impressive form under Michael Carrick as they comfortably beat Preston North End to move within three points of second place in the Championship.

Chuba Akpom finished off an excellent team move to put the hosts ahead as Boro took control after an even opening to the first half.

Cameron Archer got Middlesbrough's second shortly after the restart as he blasted home having reacted to a mistake from Bambo Diaby.