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Boro scored only their second away win of the season in the FA Premier League -- the other was at Manchester City in September-- and they fully deserved the success that keeps survival hopes alive.
The goal that decided the contest came after 35 minutes from a Paul Wilkinson header, but the man who tormented Ipswich the most was roving raider John Hendrie.
Baker was busier than Ironside although both goalkeepers were forced to bring off vital saves.
Ipswich were lightweight up front, lacking dominance in midfield and often stretched at the back -- which was the recipe for a shock defeat.
For some reason Ipswich have struggled against clubs at the foot of the league this season.
They have been doubled by Oldham, been beaten by Sheffield United and last night went down to a Middlesbrough side which had lost its previous six matches.
Superb Middlesbrough, though, welcomed back skipper Kernaghan to the heart of their defence after being out since November with a stress fracture.
Kernaghan was superb at the back and seemed to inspire those around him.
Boro manager Lennie Lawrence has a reputation for engineering great escapes and on this form he may achieve yet another.
As to whether Ipswich can raise their game against the Gunners is quite another matter and certainly the atmosphere from a full house on Saturday will be very different to last night.