Aston Villa made sure it was a miserable start to life at Middlesbrough for former West Brom boss Tony Pulis.

Steve Bruce’s men left the Riverside Stadium with all three points after Robert Snodgrass scored the only goal of the game.

The result sees Villa draw level on points and goal difference with Sheffield United, who occupy the fourth and final play-off spot.

Here is how we rated the Villa players after the full-time whistle.

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