Caltex Socceroos defender Bailey Wright lead in-form Bristol City to a win, striker Tomi Juric was red-carded in Switzerland and Jackson Irvine lost his club manager.
Wright, who captains City, put in a perfect cross which was met by Joe Bryan to open the scoring for Bristol City in the English Championship.
Three minutes later City made it 2-0 via Jamie Patterson and despite a late own goal, held on against Boro.
Lee Johnson's men are third on the ladder.
Elsewhere, attacking midfielder Jackson Irvine continues to start for Hull City. The Caltex Socceroo also played a full game as City drew 2-2 away to Sheffield Wednesday.
Hull are winless in seven are now must look for a new manager after Leonid Slutsky parted ways with the Tigers today.
Massimo Luongo played a full game for QPR in their 1-0 away loss at Preston.
Rangers ended the game with nine players after two red cards.
Caltex Socceroos skipper Mile Jedinak remains on the injured list at Aston Villa after injuring his shoulder.
And in Europe, Tomi Juric was red-carded after 81 minutes of Luzern's 2-1 home win over Sion.
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