In terms of results, everything is going swimmingly for Middlesbrough at the moment.
The club currently reside second in the Championship table, level on points with Leeds United after nine games.
On Tuesday evening, Tony Pulis’s side had a test of a different kind as they took on Preston North End in the third round of the EFL Cup.
To progress to this stage of the competition, Boro defeated Notts County on penalties and then overcome Rochdale 2-1.
Against Preston at Deepdale, it was an exciting game as Pulis’s side had to come from behind twice.
Marcus Tavernier nabbed an equaliser that made the game 2-2, but Boro could not find the winner in normal time and a penalty shootout ensued.
The visitors managed to get over the line 4-3 to send themselves into the next round of the competition.
Tavernier particularly impressed the fans as his goal kept Boro in the game.
The 19-year-old has been at the club since 2013 when he joined their academy from Newcastle United.
The winger has scored 17 goals in total for Boro, with two of them coming in the first team and the rest for the club’s development sides.
The youngster took to Twitter after Tuesday’s match, and he received plenty of praise from supporters.
Great performance from all the boys tonight to keep this cup run going?⚪️ pic.twitter.com/xNyediaxid
— Marcus Tavernier (@_MarcusTavv) September 25, 2018
Best player on the pitch well done
— Tyler (@UPTHEFCKINGBORO) September 25, 2018
Great performance and goal from you tonight Tav ????
— Adam Macadie (@adam_macadie1) September 25, 2018
Excellent strike from yourself tonight. Class goal
— Kris (@krisdunning2015) September 26, 2018
— Steven Trodden (@osteven002) September 25, 2018
Goal of the month contender?
— Samuel Cumiskey (@SamuelNathanCKY) September 25, 2018
Well played bro UTB u smashed it out there
— Luke (@rhxdez) September 25, 2018
Well played tonight Tav , over the moon for you mate ….what a strike UTB ??
— Lewis Holmes (@LeWJeW92) September 25, 2018