• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 02 October 2010
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: The Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Bates 28"

Robson 41" (P)

2 - 2
Portsmouth

Portsmouth

Nugent 59"

Lawrence 87" (P)

Middlesbrough vs Portsmouth


Team Lineups

Middlesbrough

30 Steele
4 Bates28"
5 Wheater
6 McManus
29 McMahon
8 Thomson
17 Robson41"
18 O'Neil
19 Halliday
7 McDonald
9 Boyd
Substitutes
21 Coyne
10 Bailey
11 Kink
15 Lita
24 Hines
27 Bennett
37 Tavares

Portsmouth

1 Ashdown
3 Dickinson
33 Rocha
20 Ward
4 Mokoena
7 Lawrence87"
8 Mullins
11 Brown
17 Utaka
10 Nugent59"
18 Kitson
Substitutes
37 Flahavan
5 Ritchie
22 Hughes
24 Ciftci
25 Sonko
27 Kanu

Possession Stats

42%
58%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Middlesbrough

W W W L D W W L

Portsmouth

L D D L W W L L
Head to Head
Portsmouth
0-0
Middlesbrough 14-Mar-1998
Middlesbrough
1-1
Portsmouth 05-Nov-1997
Middlesbrough
4-0
Portsmouth 03-Dec-1994
Portsmouth
0-0
Middlesbrough 23-Oct-1994
Middlesbrough
0-2
Portsmouth 16-Apr-1994
Portsmouth
2-0
Middlesbrough 02-Nov-1993


Live Text Commentary
Full time
 

The referee brings the game to a close.

93:35 +3.35
 

Shot by Liam Lawrence. Save by Jason Steele.

91:55 +1.55
 

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence, Effort on goal by Nwankwo Kanu from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

88:42
 

The referee blows for offside against Kris Boyd. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

88:42
 

The referee blows for offside against Kris Boyd. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

87:23
Yellow card
 

Tony McMahon receives a yellow card.

84:29
Goal
 

Aaron Mokoena fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a Penalty. Barry Robson receives a red card for violent conduct. Power penalty scored by Liam Lawrence. Middlesbrough 2-2 Portsmouth.

82:30
Substitution
 

Ricardo Rocha leaves the field to be replaced by Ibrahima Sonko. Inswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, clearance made by David Wheater.

80:33
 

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

77:37
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Scott McDonald. Michael Brown restarts play with the free kick.

76:41
Substitution
 

Gary O'Neil goes off and Leroy Lita comes on.

74:54
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Bailey on Liam Lawrence. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Liam Lawrence from right wing, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

74:11
 

Liam Lawrence takes a short corner.

73:48
 

The ball is swung over by Liam Lawrence, clearance by David Wheater.

72:39
 

Gary O'Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Utaka. Carl Dickinson takes the direct free kick.

70:12
 

David Nugent has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

69:45
 

A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil, Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

68:10
Substitution
 

Nwankwo Kanu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joel Ward.

67:47
 

Stephen McManus crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Kris Boyd misses to the right of the target.

65:41
 

Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

64:56
 

The ball is delivered by Liam Lawrence.

63:37
 

A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil, Ricardo Rocha manages to make a clearance.

59:55
Goal
 

David Nugent grabs a headed goal from just inside the penalty box. Middlesbrough 2-1 Portsmouth.Liam Lawrence provided the assist for the goal. Tony McMahon challenges John Utaka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Lawrence crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

58:01
 

Carl Dickinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil. Barry Robson takes the direct free kick.

56:36
 

The offside flag is raised against Dave Kitson. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

56:20
 

The ball is delivered by Michael Brown, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

54:56
Yellow card
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Matthew Bates. Matthew Bates is shown a yellow card. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Liam Lawrence, clearance by Gary O'Neil.

53:53
 

Close range effort by Kris Boyd misses to the left of the goal.

53:53
 

Effort from inside the area by Kris Boyd misses to the left of the goal.

51:43
 

Centre by Nicky Bailey, Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.

49:41
Substitution
 

Foul by Mickael Tavares on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Liam Lawrence has an effort direct from the free kick. Andy Halliday leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Bailey.

48:55
 

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Boyd. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

47:32
 

Corner taken by Barry Robson, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Andy Halliday goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

45:57 +0.57
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Joel Ward. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary O'Neil from left wing, save by Jamie Ashdown.

45:57 +0.57
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Joel Ward. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary O'Neil from left wing, save by Jamie Ashdown.

45:57 +0.57
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Joel Ward. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary O'Neil from left wing, save by Jamie Ashdown.

46:08
 

The ball is swung over by Liam Lawrence, save by Jason Steele.

45:46
 

The ball is sent over by John Utaka, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.

45:15
 

Carl Dickinson sends in a cross, clearance by Matthew Bates.

43:33
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carl Dickinson by Gary O'Neil. Carl Dickinson restarts play with the free kick.

42:49
 

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Scott McDonald. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.

42:14
 

Foul by Dave Kitson on David Wheater, free kick awarded. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

39:56
Goal
 

Centre by Gary O'Neil, Aaron Mokoena challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Barry Robson scores a power penalty. Middlesbrough 2-0 Portsmouth.

37:07
 

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Andy Halliday gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance.

36:18
 

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the left by-line, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.

33:43
 

Foul by Kris Boyd on Ricardo Rocha, free kick awarded. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.

33:13
 

David Nugent produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar. The referee blows for offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

26:34
Goal
 

Joel Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Halliday. The ball is sent over by Barry Robson, Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line to the near post, Matthew Bates finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Portsmouth.Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence, clearance by Kris Boyd.

25:35
 

The official flags David Nugent offside. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

25:35
 

The official flags David Nugent offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

25:35
 

The official flags David Nugent offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

24:28
 

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, David Wheater makes a clearance.

24:23
 

Carl Dickinson produces a cross, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

22:19
 

John Utaka crosses the ball.

21:16
 

Mickael Tavares gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence. Liam Lawrence delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Mickael Tavares manages to make a clearance.

20:28
 

Mickael Tavares gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Utaka. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.

17:19
 

Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by David Wheater results in a free kick. Liam Lawrence produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Jason Steele. Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, clearance by David Wheater.

17:19
 

Foul by David Wheater on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Liam Lawrence, save by Jason Steele. Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, David Wheater makes a clearance.

15:48
 

A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil, Barry Robson takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown. Corner taken by Barry Robson played to the near post, David Nugent makes a clearance.

12:24
 

Liam Lawrence produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

10:37
 

Short corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

9:48
 

Carl Dickinson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

7:02
Substitution
 

Liam Lawrence takes a inswinging corner. Mickael Tavares on for Kevin Thomson.

4:05
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Kevin Thomson. Matthew Bates takes the free kick.

2:33
 

Kevin Thomson fouled by Michael Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick. Dave Kitson takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

Kick off
 

The referee gets the game underway.

Half time
 

The first half comes to an end.

Half time
 

The first half comes to an end.

Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Bournemouth 46 53 90
2 Watford 46 41 89
3 Norwich 46 40 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 31 85
5 Brentford 46 19 78
6 Ipswich 46 18 78
7 Wolverhampton 46 14 78
8 Derby 46 29 77
9 Blackburn 46 7 67
10 Birmingham 46 -10 63

Full Sky Bet Championship Table