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Strachan stunned at Middlesbrough's second half collapse

Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan was left "shell-shocked" by his side's second-half collapse in the 3-0 defeat at QPR. Boro were looking comfortable after a goalless first half but fell apart by conceding three goals in ten minutes.

"I thought it was a smashing first half, everyone got their money's worth," said Strachan.

"But in the second half only the QPR fans got their money's worth.

"They'll be feeling fantastic but we feel quite shell-shocked.

"Those are the mood swings you get in football."

"They are a good side when they get in the lead," added Strachan.

"There is ability there, and they had a freshness and an enthusiasm, especially in the second half.

"That's what you get when you score goals, and we went the reverse."

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