George Boateng grabbed the other for Boro while Rovers' midfielder Tugay was sent off in the first half.
Liverpool fought back from 2-0 at Fulham to earn all three points in a 4-2 win despite having to play the final minutes with 10 men.
Full-back Josemi was sent off for two yellow cards after fouling the player who scored both Fulham goals Luis Boa Morte.
But an own goal, Milan Baros, a brilliant Xavi Alonso free-kick and Igor Biscan earned victory for Liverpool.
Bolton leapt into the top four with a 1-0 win against Crystal Palace, Kevin Davies heading in the winner.
Late goal for Toffees
Everton snatched a late winner at home to Southampton, Leon Osman scoring in the final minutes.
The battle between two promoted sides, West Bromwich and Norwich ended goalless.