Middlesbrough fans react on Twitter to Adam Clayton's performance v QPR

Boro beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 on Friday night.

It was Grant Leadbitter who netted the late penalty and winner for Middlesbrough against QPR on Friday night. But the Championship promotion contenders also had Adam Clayton to thank after a superb display from the midfielder.

And Boro fans did just that on Twitter after the game, praising the 26-year-old after a result that leaves Aitor Karanka's side third in the Championship table after Saturday's action.

Middlesbrough supporters were less enamoured with their team's performance as a whole. Many felt it was a laboured 90-minute display and it was only a late spot-kick that separated Boro from QPR, of course.

But at least fans of the Teesside outfit aren't in the position of the R's faithful. Several points separate the two teams in the table now and, no matter how close the scoreline was, Friday was another big boost for Boro in their promotion push.

Clayton impressed in particular for Middlesbrough and the praise poured in for the 26-year-old midfielder on social media after the game. Next up for Karanka's men is a trip to Huddersfield Town, while QPR host Leeds United.

Here's how Boro fans reacted on Twitter to Clayton's performance against the West London side:

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