• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 25 August 2012
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: The Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Miller 40"

Hines 40"

Zemmama 51"

2 - 1
Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace

Easter 55" (P)

Middlesbrough vs Crystal Palace


Team Lineups

Middlesbrough

1 Steele
4 Friend
15 Hines
14 Williams
2 Hoyte
25 Reach
16 McEachran
7 Leadbitter
5 Zemmama51"
38 Haroun
30 Miller40"
Substitutes
32 Leutwiler
23 Main
6 McManus
11 Ledesma
20 Arca
22 Williams
33 Smallwood

Crystal Palace

1 Speroni
28 Ramage
6 Martin
14 Blake
4 Parr
8 Dikgacoi
10 Garvan
15 Jedinak
7 Kossoko
16 Zaha
19 Easter55"
Substitutes
34 Price
2 Ward
18 Wilbraham
21 Moxey
22 O'Keefe
24 Appiah
30 Moritz

Possession Stats

49%
51%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Middlesbrough

W L D D W D L W

Crystal Palace

L D D D W D W W
Head to Head
Middlesbrough
0-0
Crystal Palace 04-Feb-2012
Crystal Palace
0-1
Middlesbrough 17-Sep-2011
Crystal Palace
1-0
Middlesbrough 05-Feb-2011
Middlesbrough
2-1
Crystal Palace 06-Nov-2010
Middlesbrough
1-1
Crystal Palace 03-Apr-2010
Crystal Palace
1-0
Middlesbrough 07-Nov-2009


Live Text Commentary
94:17 +4.17
 

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

93:44 +3.44
 

Short corner worked by Merouane Zemmama.

92:52 +2.52
 

Foul by Mile Jedinak on Merouane Zemmama, free kick awarded. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

91:12 +1.12
 

Corner taken by Owen Garvan.

88:41
Yellow card
 

Booking for Adam Reach.

87:15
Yellow card
 

Foul by Aaron Martin on Rhys Williams, free kick awarded. The referee shows Aaron Martin a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Merouane Zemmama takes the direct free kick. Luke Williams fouled by Mile Jedinak, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Merouane Zemmama.

86:37
 

Adam Reach takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.

83:08
 

Curtis Main fouled by Aaron Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

80:34
 

Foul by Dean Moxey on Merouane Zemmama, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Merouane Zemmama from the free kick, save by Julian Speroni. Inswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, Richard Smallwood takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

77:10
Substitution
 

Richard Smallwood on for Josh McEachran. Curtis Main is brought on as a substitute for Faris Haroun. Dean Moxey on for Omar Kossoko.

76:16
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Merouane Zemmama. Omar Kossoko restarts play with the free kick.

75:38
 

Andre Moritz takes a shot. George Friend gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Owen Garvan.

74:18
 

Faris Haroun is caught offside. Free kick taken by Aaron Martin.

73:17
 

Luke Williams takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Peter Ramage gets a block in. Adam Reach takes a corner.

71:40
 

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Parr.

70:45
 

The official flags Kwesi Appiah offside. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

69:48
 

Kwesi Appiah takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele. Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. George Friend gets a block in.

69:15
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak by Josh McEachran. Direct free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.

68:07
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kwesi Appiah. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

66:46
Substitution
 

Ishmael Miller produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal. Luke Williams replaces Ishmael Miller.

62:57
Substitution
 

Kwesi Appiah joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermaine Easter.

60:46
 

Close range strike by Ishmael Miller goes over the bar.

60:09
 

Andre Moritz takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

58:12
Substitution
 

George Friend concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Shot comes in from Owen Garvan from the free kick. Kagisho Dikgacoi leaves the field to be replaced by Andre Moritz.

56:59
 

Faris Haroun challenges Darcy Blake unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darcy Blake restarts play with the free kick.

56:05
 

Foul by Wilfried Zaha on Seb Hines, free kick awarded. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

54:18
Goal
 

Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Josh McEachran. Penalty taken right-footed by Jermaine Easter and scored. Middlesbrough 2-1 Crystal Palace.

53:40
 

Jermaine Easter concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Reach. Direct free kick taken by Josh McEachran.

53:01
 

Faris Haroun takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

50:31
 

Wilfried Zaha gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George Friend. Merouane Zemmama finds the net with a shot from the free kick from 18 yards. Middlesbrough 2-0 Crystal Palace.

49:23
 

Faris Haroun gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter. Kagisho Dikgacoi takes the free kick.

48:20
 

Merouane Zemmama takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Merouane Zemmama from the left by-line, Aaron Martin manages to make a clearance.

46:47
 

The ball is delivered by Merouane Zemmama, clearance by Aaron Martin. Merouane Zemmama decides to take a short corner.

44:11
 

Wilfried Zaha produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.

42:27
Yellow card
 

Wilfried Zaha is shown a yellow card.

41:49
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Reach by Wilfried Zaha. Merouane Zemmama restarts play with the free kick.

39:27
Goal
 

Adam Reach takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni. Inswinging corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, Seb Hines finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Middlesbrough 1-0 Crystal Palace.Assist by Grant Leadbitter.

38:12
 

Corner taken by Wilfried Zaha from the left by-line.

36:04
 

Josh McEachran gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Omar Kossoko. Wilfried Zaha takes the direct free kick.

33:34
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilfried Zaha on Grant Leadbitter. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

32:04
 

Ishmael Miller has an effort at goal from outside the area which goes wide left of the target.

31:48
 

George Friend sends in a cross, blocked by Jonathan Parr.

30:32
 

Merouane Zemmama takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

29:46
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ishmael Miller by Peter Ramage. Free kick crossed right-footed by Merouane Zemmama.

29:13
 

Omar Kossoko concedes a free kick for a foul on George Friend. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

27:34
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Seb Hines. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Owen Garvan from own half.

26:47
 

Effort from the edge of the box by Merouane Zemmama goes wide of the left-hand post.

26:35
 

The ball is crossed by George Friend.

26:10
 

George Friend delivers the ball, Jonathan Parr makes a clearance.

23:33
 

Unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by Owen Garvan results in a free kick. Seb Hines takes the free kick.

22:43
 

Faris Haroun produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

19:48
 

Faris Haroun takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni. Corner taken left-footed by Josh McEachran from the right by-line, clearance by Peter Ramage. Inswinging corner taken by Josh McEachran from the right by-line.

17:09
 

Kagisho Dikgacoi challenges Ishmael Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.

16:12
 

Grant Leadbitter challenges Kagisho Dikgacoi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

14:58
 

Effort from just outside the area by Jermaine Easter goes over the bar.

12:01
 

Centre by Kagisho Dikgacoi, save by Jason Steele.

11:35
 

Centre by Darcy Blake, Rhys Williams manages to make a clearance.

9:26
 

Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Blocked by Peter Ramage. Corner taken right-footed by Josh McEachran from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Adam Reach misses to the right of the target.

9:04
 

The ball is swung over by Darcy Blake, save by Jason Steele.

8:46
 

Centre by Jermaine Easter, Faris Haroun makes a clearance.

8:22
 

The referee blows for offside. Aaron Martin takes the free kick.

6:58
 

Header from inside the area by Faris Haroun strikes the post.

6:14
 

Darcy Blake takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

2:45
 

The ball is swung over by George Friend.

1:27
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Easter on Grant Leadbitter. Justin Hoyte restarts play with the free kick.

Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Brighton 5 4 13
2 Hull 5 4 10
3 Ipswich 5 3 10
4 QPR 5 2 10
5 Cardiff 5 3 9
6 Middlesbrough 5 4 8
7 Birmingham 4 3 8
8 Charlton 5 2 8
9 Burnley 5 0 8
10 Leeds 5 1 7

Full Sky Bet Championship Table