• Sky Bet Championship
  • Date: Sat 25 February 2012
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: The Riverside Stadium
0 - 2
Reading

Reading

Hunt 16"

Harte 79"

Middlesbrough vs Reading


Team Lineups

Middlesbrough

1 Steele
2 Hoyte
15 Hines
4 Bates
3 Bennett
17 Robson
14 Williams
18 Arca
38 Haroun
30 Jutkiewicz
9 Emnes
Substitutes
16 Ogbeche
22 Martin
25 Main
29 McMahon
33 Smallwood

Reading

1 Federici
3 Connolly
5 Pearce
17 Gorkss
23 Harte79"
14 Kebe
4 Karacan
11 McAnuff
8 Leigertwood
33 Roberts
10 Hunt16"
Substitutes
31 Andersen
7 Tabb
9 Le Fondre
18 Church
19 Robson-Kanu

Possession Stats

49%
51%

Form Guide - Sky Bet Championship

Middlesbrough

W L W L W W W L

Reading

D L D D D L L L
Head to Head
Reading
0-0
Middlesbrough 01-Oct-2011
Reading
5-2
Middlesbrough 05-Mar-2011
Middlesbrough
3-1
Reading 18-Sep-2010
Middlesbrough
1-1
Reading 20-Mar-2010
Reading
0-2
Middlesbrough 03-Oct-2009
Reading
0-1
Middlesbrough 13-Apr-1998


Live Text Commentary
91:54 +1.54
 

Noel Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

90:09 +0.09
 

Foul by Rhys Williams on Jimmy Kebe, free kick awarded. Matthew Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

86:38
 

Noel Hunt takes a shot. Blocked by Rhys Williams. Short corner taken by Jimmy Kebe from the right by-line.

86:16
 

Joe Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Noel Hunt. Free kick taken by Mikele Leigertwood.

85:30
 

Noel Hunt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett. Direct free kick taken by Julio Arca.

83:45
 

Julio Arca takes a shot. Jem Karacan gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Barry Robson, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

82:21
 

Jason Roberts is caught offside. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

81:18
Substitution
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Bennett on Jimmy Kebe. Marvin Emnes goes off and Bart Ogbeche comes on. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

78:48
Goal
 

Jason Roberts fouled by Seb Hines, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Seb Hines for unsporting behaviour. Ian Harte hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-2 Reading.

78:23
 

The ball is crossed by Barry Robson, Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

76:07
 

Centre by Julio Arca, clearance by Ian Harte.

75:19
 

Mikele Leigertwood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes. Marvin Emnes takes the direct free kick.

74:02
 

Jobi McAnuff produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

72:37
 

Barry Robson takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

71:50
 

Justin Hoyte crosses the ball.

71:14
 

The assistant referee flags for offside against Noel Hunt. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

70:17
 

Rhys Williams produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

70:06
 

The ball is delivered by Marvin Emnes, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

68:22
 

Jason Roberts challenges Rhys Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Williams.

66:49
 

Unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Barry Robson produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

64:15
 

Rhys Williams is penalised for a handball. Adam Federici restarts play with the free kick.

62:32
 

Jimmy Kebe delivers the ball, clearance made by Seb Hines.

59:11
 

Centre by Barry Robson, Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

58:11
Substitution
 

Faris Haroun leaves the field to be replaced by Curtis Main.

57:46
 

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

57:19
 

Jason Roberts takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

56:28
 

Rhys Williams takes a shot. Save by Adam Federici.

56:09
 

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Roberts on Rhys Williams. Rhys Williams restarts play with the free kick.

55:11
 

Shot by Julio Arca from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

54:40
 

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Barry Robson, clearance by Alex Pearce.

51:37
 

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Harte, Seb Hines makes a clearance. Unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by Kaspars Gorkss results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

50:34
 

Outswinging corner taken by Barry Robson, Rhys Williams takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a save.

50:28
 

Julio Arca produces a cross, Jimmy Kebe manages to make a clearance.

48:09
 

Julio Arca concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikele Leigertwood. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

46:55
 

The ball is sent over by Julio Arca, Adam Federici manages to make a clearance.

44:35
 

Effort from outside the penalty area by Julio Arca goes wide left of the goal.

44:23
 

Barry Robson sends in a cross, Alex Pearce makes a clearance.

44:12
 

A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, Adam Federici makes a save.

42:44
 

The ball is swung over by Jobi McAnuff, Jason Roberts takes a shot. Julio Arca gets a block in.

41:20
 

The ball is sent over by Barry Robson, clearance made by Kaspars Gorkss.

39:44
 

Joe Bennett produces a cross.

39:22
 

Justin Hoyte delivers the ball, clearance made by Mikele Leigertwood.

38:30
 

Centre by Joe Bennett.

37:12
 

Effort from outside the box by Marvin Emnes goes wide right of the target.

36:40
 

Foul by Alex Pearce on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marvin Emnes.

36:21
 

The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

31:48
 

Foul by Matthew Bates on Noel Hunt, free kick awarded. Ian Harte has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, blocked by Joe Bennett. Ian Harte decides to take the corner short, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.

31:04
 

Justin Hoyte produces a cross, save by Adam Federici.

29:21
 

Corner from right by-line taken by Barry Robson.

29:04
 

Joe Bennett produces a cross, Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Pearce.

27:54
 

Marvin Emnes sends in a cross.

25:55
 

Julio Arca concedes a free kick for a foul on Jimmy Kebe. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

25:44
 

The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

24:16
 

Rhys Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Noel Hunt. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

24:09
 

A cross is delivered by Barry Robson, clearance by Alex Pearce.

23:33
 

Justin Hoyte sends in a cross, clearance made by Alex Pearce.

21:25
 

Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Matthew Connolly results in a free kick. Julio Arca restarts play with the free kick.

20:36
 

Jobi McAnuff has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

19:52
 

Jobi McAnuff has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

19:00
 

Rhys Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Mikele Leigertwood. Direct free kick taken by Ian Harte.

18:35
 

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot.

18:28
 

The ball is delivered by Jimmy Kebe, clearance made by Rhys Williams.

16:35
Goal
 

The ball is crossed by Ian Harte, Noel Hunt gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the top right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Reading.Assist by Alex Pearce.

15:41
 

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ian Harte.

15:33
 

The ball is crossed by Jobi McAnuff, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.

15:03
 

Noel Hunt sends in a cross, save made by Jason Steele.

13:27
 

Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

12:26
 

Foul by Alex Pearce on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Rhys Williams restarts play with the free kick.

10:26
 

Unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by Mikele Leigertwood results in a free kick. Rhys Williams takes the free kick. Faris Haroun delivers the ball, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss. Faris Haroun crosses the ball, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

9:27
 

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the left by-line, Mikele Leigertwood manages to make a clearance.

9:20
 

Centre by Justin Hoyte, Matthew Connolly manages to make a clearance.

6:31
 

Faris Haroun is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Adam Federici.

5:42
 

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

5:05
 

Kaspars Gorkss fouled by Lukas Jutkiewicz, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Federici takes the free kick.

4:19
 

The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, clearance by Ian Harte.

2:39
 

Foul by Mikele Leigertwood on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Barry Robson.

2:13
 

The ball is swung over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Jobi McAnuff makes a clearance.

Sky Bet Championship table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Watford 45 41 88
2 Bournemouth 44 47 84
3 Middlesbrough 45 31 84
4 Norwich 45 38 83
5 Ipswich 45 19 78
6 Derby 45 32 77
7 Brentford 45 16 75
8 Wolverhampton 45 12 75
9 Blackburn 45 6 64
10 Charlton 45 -3 60

Full Sky Bet Championship Table