Middlesbrough failed to grab that top spot in current English Championship standing after suffering a shock home defeat from Leeds United on the weekend.
Playing in front of their home crowd, Boro were very determined in snatching maximum points to keep their challenge for first place position.
However, the home side found themselves trailing after just three minutes when Alex Mowatt put his side ahead in that early minutes.
The home side tried hard to get themselves back into that tie, but none of their efforts were successful.
No more goals were scored until the final whistle was blown as Leeds holding on to their slender lead.