Middlesbrough fans unhappy with Rudy Gestede

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Middlesbrough booked their spot in the fourth round of the EFL Cup courtesy of a penalty-shootout win over Preston North End on Tuesday night.

The two teams could not be separated at the end of 90 minutes, but Boro converted all four of their spot-kicks to advance to the next round of the competition.

As expected, head coach Tony Pulis shuffled his pack following a busy period of Championship football.

And there was a first start of the season in the final third for Rudy Gestede.

The January 2017 arrival from Aston Villa has missed the first few weeks of the 2018-19 campaign through injury, but was in the XI against Preston.

Gestede netted in the shoot-out as Boro advanced, but the 29-year-old was guilty of missing a couple of excellent chances during the 90 minutes of football.

The striker has only actually scored six times in 41 appearances since arriving at the Riverside Stadium, which is not exactly the best of records.

And a number of Boro supporters have taken to social media to criticise the Frenchman.

A selection of the Twitter reaction from the club’s fans can be seen below: