Derby 2-2 Middlesbrough

16 March 2010 10:46
Leroy Lita's last-minute equaliser left Derby frustrated and kept Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off race.Barry Robson's superb volley put Boro ahead and the visitors went close to a second goal after half-time. [LNB]Derby equalised against the run of play when Chris Porter headed home at the far post and Michael Tonge put them ahead with another spectacular volley. [LNB]Boro had Rhys Williams sent off late on for two booking but snatched a point when Lita nodded in Robson's free-kick. [LNB]The draw leaves Gordon Strachan's side 11th in the Championship, six points behind sixth-pace Cardiff. [LNB]Derby, meanwhile, remain perilously placed above the bottom three as, although they sit six points above the danger zone, most of the teams below them have games in hand on the Rams. [LNB][LNB]Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan:"Sometimes there's a lack of experience and concentration in our side and if we can rectify that then we'll be a very good side. [LNB]"If we keep losing goals like tonight it will make the play-offs impossible. [LNB]"It's possible if we do that and take our chances abut you can't be missing chances at one end and giving goals away at the other. [LNB]"We gave Derby hope. If we took our chances then I don't think they would have had that. [LNB]"We could have been two or three up by the time they scored and then we went 2-1 down, which was quite unbelievable at that point." [LNB]Derby boss Nigel Clough:"It's disappointing having been 1-0 down for a long time and then to come back and go 2-1 up against 10-men. [LNB]"We gave a daft free-kick away and didn't defend it and got punished for it. We're getting punished for every little thing at the moment. [LNB]"But it's part of the learning process and we have to see games out better than that. [LNB]"There was an element of naivety at times. We went for another goal when we didn't need one and people have got to do their jobs defensively a little bit better." [LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Tuesday, 16 March 2010[LNB] Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Derby 2-2 Middlesbrough FT (HT 0-1) Porter 67 Tonge 74 Robson 15 Lita 90 Derby 30 Martin 03 McEveley 14 Barker 24 Hunt (Leacock 76) 27 Anderson 04 Green 08 Savage (Porter 63) 16 Pearson 19 Tonge 09 Hulse 32 Sunu (Martin 86) Substitutes 13 Deeney, 06 Leacock, 17 Buxton, 21 Moxey, 18 Pringle, 25 Martin, 12 Porter Middlesbrough 21 Coyne 03 Taylor 19 McManus 25 Williams yellow card, red card 31 Wheater yellow card 33 Naughton (Hoyte 69) 16 O'Neil 17 Robson 20 Arca (Miller 82) 07 McDonald 12 Killen (Lita 73) Substitutes 01 Jones, 02 Hoyte, 05 Riggott, 23 Grounds, 09 Lita, 11 Emnes, 18 Miller Ref: PhillipsAtt: 27,143 DERBY MIDDLESBROUGH Possession Derby 33% Middlesbrough 67% Attempts on target Derby 10 Middlesbrough 10 Attempts off target Derby 7 Middlesbrough 5 Corners Derby 9 Middlesbrough 3 Fouls Derby 10 Middlesbrough 16 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:39 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle. 90:00+4:11 Corner taken by Michael Tonge from the right by-line, clearance made by Stephen McManus. 90:00+3:56 Michael Tonge takes a shot. Blocked by David Wheater. 90:00+3:32 The assistant referee flags for offside against Gary O'Neil. David Martin takes the direct free kick. 90:00+3:15 Paul Green crosses the ball, clearance made by Justin Hoyte. 90:00+3:00 Lee Miller gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James McEveley. James McEveley restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+2:12 The ball is swung over by James McEveley, Effort from deep inside the area by Rob Hulse misses to the right of the target. 90:00+0:36 The assistant referee signals for offside against Chris Porter. Danny Coyne takes the free kick. 89:30 The assist for the goal came from Barry Robson. 89:30 GOAL - Leroy Lita:Derby 2 - 2 Middlesbrough Leroy Lita finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Derby 2-2 Middlesbrough. 88:48 Free kick awarded for a foul by James McEveley on Barry Robson. Barry Robson sends in a cross, 87:41 David Wheater gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Leacock. David Martin restarts play with the free kick. 87:09 Sent off Rhys Williams is shown a red card. Correction - 86:52 Rhys Williams challenges Dean Leacock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Martin. 86:00 Substitution Dave Martin comes on in place of Gilles Sunu. 85:33 Scott McDonald takes a shot. James McEveley gets a block in. 82:32 Shot from just outside the box by Andrew Taylor misses to the left of the target. 81:10 Corner taken by Michael Tonge from the right by-line. 81:10 Substitution Julio Arca leaves the field to be replaced by Lee Miller. 80:42 James McEveley delivers the ball, Justin Hoyte gets a block in. 79:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Porter by Stephen McManus. Free kick taken by Shaun Barker. 78:59 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Tonge from the left by-line, David Wheater makes a clearance. 78:47 James McEveley crosses the ball, blocked by David Wheater. 78:02 Shot from just outside the penalty area by Michael Tonge misses to the left of the target. 76:38 Barry Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Green. James McEveley takes the free kick. 75:12 Substitution Dean Leacock comes on in place of Nicky Hunt. 73:34 GOAL - Michael Tonge:Derby 2 - 1 Middlesbrough A brilliant goal is scored by Michael Tonge from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Derby 2-1 Middlesbrough. 72:38 Substitution Leroy Lita joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Killen. 72:23 Effort from outside the penalty box by James McEveley goes wide right of the goal. 71:23 Shaun Barker challenges Andrew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Coyne restarts play with the free kick. 71:00 The offside flag is raised against Scott McDonald. Nicky Hunt takes the direct free kick. 70:29 Paul Green takes a shot. Blocked by David Wheater. 69:27 Barry Robson takes a shot. Comfortable save by David Martin. 68:38 Shot from just outside the area by Nicky Hunt misses to the right of the target. 68:01 Substitution Justin Hoyte replaces Kyle Naughton. 66:51 Assist on the goal came from James McEveley. 66:51 GOAL - Chris Porter:Derby 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Chris Porter finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Derby 1-1 Middlesbrough. 66:34 The ball is sent over by James McEveley, 65:49 Scott McDonald produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target. 64:47 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Tonge, comfortable save by Danny Coyne. 64:39 The ball is swung over by Stephen Pearson, clearance by Andrew Taylor. 62:23 Substitution Chris Porter replaces Robbie Savage. 62:02 Chris Killen produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target. 60:51 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Tonge from the right by-line, Rob Hulse takes a shot. Blocked by David Wheater. 60:33 Michael Tonge takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen McManus. 59:34 Gilles Sunu delivers the ball. 57:32 Scott McDonald is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by David Martin. 57:10 Chris Killen takes a shot. David Martin makes a save. 55:28 Andrew Taylor is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Tonge. 55:11 Stephen McManus crosses the ball. 54:42 Rob Hulse fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. James McEveley takes the free kick. 53:09 The ball is sent over by Kyle Naughton, Shot from deep inside the area by David Wheater goes over the bar. 52:32 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Killen by Russell Anderson. Barry Robson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Paul Green manages to make a clearance. 51:39 The offside flag is raised against Gilles Sunu. Danny Coyne restarts play with the free kick. 51:00 A cross is delivered by Barry Robson, Rhys Williams takes a shot. Shaun Barker gets a block in. 49:04 Kyle Naughton crosses the ball, save by David Martin. 47:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Killen on Russell Anderson. David Martin takes the direct free kick. 47:08 Rhys Williams takes a shot. Shaun Barker gets a block in. 46:31 Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, clearance made by Shaun Barker. 45:16 Foul by Paul Green on Gary O'Neil, free kick awarded. Danny Coyne restarts play with the free kick. 45:01 The referee gets the second half started. Half Time 45:00+4:20 The referee blows for half time. 45:00+3:46 Shaun Barker challenges Julio Arca unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick. 45:00+3:05 Robbie Savage gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil. 45:00+2:41 Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gilles Sunu goes harmlessly over the crossbar. 45:00+1:53 Free kick taken by James McEveley. 45:00+1:53 Booking Rhys Williams goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. 45:00+1:45 Foul by Rhys Williams on Michael Tonge, free kick awarded. 44:34 Paul Green takes a shot. Rhys Williams gets a block in. 43:23 The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott McDonald. Direct free kick taken by David Martin. 42:26 Robbie Savage delivers the ball, clearance made by Stephen McManus. 41:54 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Tonge from the right by-line, David Wheater manages to make a clearance. 41:42 Gilles Sunu crosses the ball, Andrew Taylor gets a block in. 39:55 Rob Hulse is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Danny Coyne. 39:44 James McEveley delivers the ball. 38:58 James McEveley restarts play with the free kick. 38:58 Booking David Wheater booked for unsporting behaviour. 38:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wheater on Gilles Sunu. 38:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Robson on Stephen Pearson. James McEveley takes the free kick. 37:00 The official flags Scott McDonald offside. David Martin restarts play with the free kick. 36:14 Scott McDonald challenges Robbie Savage unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nicky Hunt delivers the ball, Russell Anderson produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar. 35:46 Unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Scott McDonald results in a free kick. David Martin restarts play with the free kick. 32:48 Shaun Barker challenges Chris Killen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil. 31:54 The ball is delivered by Julio Arca, David Martin makes a save. 31:40 Rhys Williams takes a shot. Russell Anderson gets a block in. 31:11 Stephen McManus fouled by Rob Hulse, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Danny Coyne. 30:54 Unfair challenge on Robbie Savage by Chris Killen results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Hunt. Correction - 29:22 Robbie Savage takes a shot. Save made by Danny Coyne. 29:22 Robbie Savage takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne. 28:59 Corner taken right-footed by Michael Tonge, clearance made by Barry Robson. 28:48 The ball is swung over by James McEveley, blocked by Stephen McManus. 28:01 Michael Tonge takes a shot. Stephen McManus gets a block in. 26:51 Unfair challenge on Rob Hulse by Stephen McManus results in a free kick. Nicky Hunt takes the free kick. 26:26 Chris Killen takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar. 24:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gilles Sunu by David Wheater. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Michael Tonge. 24:06 Russell Anderson concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Robson. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil. 22:54 Russell Anderson produces a cross, clearance by Stephen McManus. 21:57 The referee blows for offside against Gilles Sunu. Direct free kick taken by Danny Coyne. 21:30 The ball is delivered by James McEveley, David Wheater manages to make a clearance. 19:59 Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Save made by David Martin. 18:28 Gary O'Neil takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Nicky Hunt. 18:13 The ball is delivered by Julio Arca, Shaun Barker manages to make a clearance. 15:58 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Stephen Pearson. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick. 14:12 GOAL - Barry Robson:Derby 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Barry Robson fires in a fantastic goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Derby 0-1 Middlesbrough. 13:55 Andrew Taylor delivers the ball, 10:16 Corner from the left by-line taken by Michael Tonge, Russell Anderson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar. 9:56 Rob Hulse takes a shot. David Martin makes a save. 8:09 Rob Hulse fouled by Stephen McManus, the ref awards a free kick. James McEveley takes the free kick. 6:33 Robbie Savage takes the inswinging corner, Stephen McManus manages to make a clearance. 5:34 Centre by Michael Tonge. 5:00 The referee blows for offside. David Martin restarts play with the free kick. Correction - 3:18 Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line to the near post, Nicky Hunt manages to make a clearance. 3:18 Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Nicky Hunt. Correction - 2:10 Shaun Barker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick, drilled left-footed shot by Barry Robson. Shaun Barker gets a block in. 2:10 Shaun Barker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald. Strike on goal comes in from Barry Robson from the free kick, Shaun Barker gets a block in. 0:46 The offside flag is raised against Chris Killen. David Martin restarts play with the free kick. 0:00 The match begins. 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