Muhamed Besic scored one and arrange one other as Middlesbrough survived a late scare to maneuver high of the Championship with a 2-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday on Friday.
Adam Attain went closest to opening the scoring within the first half with a header towards the crossbar, but it surely was Boro who took management after the restart with two objectives within the area of six minutes.
Besic was integral, netting his second away purpose in as many video games with a neat end throughout Cameron Dawson.
The midfielder turned supplier quickly after, teeing up Britt Assombalonga for a easy end after Tom Lees' calamitous error enabled Boro to interrupt.
However Wednesday rallied, Attain persevering with his run of spectacular objectives with a sensational 82nd-minute volley to arrange a grandstand end.
Jos Luhukay's males seemed set to grab some extent within the closing minute of stoppage time, Lees squandering the prospect to atone for his earlier mistake as he did not tuck house from point-blank vary, Daniel Ayala's block making certain Boro held agency amid a goalmouth scramble to return to the summit.