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The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott McDonald. Rob Edwards takes the free kick.
Marvin Emnes is caught offside. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Stephen McManus on Danny Haynes, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Craig Davies from the free kick.
(Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Matty Done coming on for Miles Addison.
Scott McDonald is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Rob Edwards.
Miles Addison concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Smallwood. Barry Robson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Jay McEveley concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Robson. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Bates.
Richard Smallwood on for Julio Arca.
Unfair challenge on Rob Edwards by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Rob Edwards takes the direct free kick.
Seb Hines is brought on as a substitute for Justin Hoyte.
The referee blows for offside. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.
The referee gives a free kick against Scott McDonald for handball. Direct free kick taken by David Perkins.
Jacob Butterfield has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Jim O'Brien goes off and Reuben Noble-Lazarus comes on.
Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson, clearance by Luke Steele.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Jim O'Brien. Jim O'Brien goes into the book. Direct free kick taken by Barry Robson.
Joe Bennett sends in a cross, Rob Edwards makes a clearance.
Rob Edwards challenges Julio Arca unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
Julio Arca fouled by Jay McEveley, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Justin Hoyte.
Unfair challenge on Stephen Foster by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Miles Addison takes the direct free kick.
Free kick crossed right-footed by Barry Robson from right side of penalty area, clearance by Rob Edwards.
Joe Bennett fouled by Jacob Butterfield, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.
Craig Davies on for Nathan Doyle.
Miles Addison concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Williams. Joe Bennett takes the free kick.
Rob Edwards challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Julio Arca.
Outswinging corner taken by Barry Robson, clearance made by Jacob Butterfield.
Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.
Nicky Bailey fouled by Miles Addison, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
Barry Robson challenges Jacob Butterfield unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Barry Robson for unsporting behaviour. Jim O'Brien takes the direct free kick.
Matthew Bates takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele.
Jacob Butterfield takes the inswinging corner, Nicky Bailey makes a clearance.
Scott McDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Rob Edwards.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Wiseman on Barry Robson. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
Marvin Emnes is adjudged to have handled the ball. Nathan Doyle takes the direct free kick.
Jacob Butterfield takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Jacob Butterfield gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca. Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
Marvin Emnes finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Barnsley 1-3 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Scott McDonald.
Foul by Scott McDonald on Rob Edwards, free kick awarded. David Perkins takes the direct free kick.
Marvin Emnes is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathan Doyle on Julio Arca. Nathan Doyle booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
Jim O'Brien is ruled offside. Carl Ikeme takes the indirect free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Barry Robson. Free kick taken by Luke Steele.
Justin Hoyte delivers the ball, Barry Robson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Shot from outside the box by Jacob Butterfield misses to the left of the target.
Stephen Foster challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Robson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line, Carl Ikeme makes a save.
Jay McEveley takes a shot. Matthew Bates gets a block in.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Jacob Butterfield misses to the left of the target.
A goal is scored by Barry Robson from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Barnsley 1-2 Middlesbrough.Assist on the goal came from Scott McDonald.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Barry Robson, Scott McDonald finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Barnsley 1-1 Middlesbrough.Assist on the goal came from Barry Robson.
Nicky Bailey takes a shot. Blocked by Rob Edwards.
David Perkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Robson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Barry Robson, save by Luke Steele.
The ball is sent over by Jay McEveley, Stephen McManus manages to make a clearance.
Barry Robson takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by David Perkins.
An own goal is conceded by Stephen McManus. Barnsley 1-0 Middlesbrough.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott McDonald. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.
Vaz Te worry for Tykes
Barnsley striker Ricardo Vaz Te is doubtful for the home clash with Middlesbrough.
The 24-year-old, released by Hibernian at the end of last season, has started on the substitutes' bench in the Tykes' first two league games and suffered a slight muscle tear in Saturday's home defeat to Southampton.
Goalkeeper Luke Steele missed out on Saturday due to a knee injury and remains doubtful - David Preece made his first appearance of the season - as does defender Stephen Foster, sidelined on Saturday through illness.
Scott Wiseman started on Saturday in Foster's absence and is expected to retain his place.
Manager Keith Hill has no other injury or suspension problems as the Tykes look to secure their first win of the season.
Middlesbrough will be without Tony McMahon.
McMahon was sent off in Saturday`s win over Leeds for two yellow cards and must now serve a one-match ban.
Defender Justin Hoyte is a doubt after picking up a thigh problem at Elland Road and he will be assessed ahead of the trip to South Yorkshire.
Midfielder Merouane Zemmama could be sidelined until the middle of next month with a hip muscle problem, while Kevin Thomson's battle with ankle and shin injuries which required surgery is ongoing.
Faris Haroun will have to wait for his debut after his move from Germinal Beerschot has been delayed due to paperwork.
Marvin Emnes will almost certainly lead the line after plundering five goals in the opening three games of the campaign.
Hapless Barnsley beaten by Boro
Barnsley registered their first goal of the season through unconventional means but remain winless this season after Middlesbrough claimed all three points with a 3-1 win at Oakwell.
The Tykes' quest for a goal from one of their own players continues, as an opposition defender, Stephen McManus, opened the scoring by miscuing the ball into his own net.
Scott McDonald levelled six minutes later with a header before Barry Robson snatched the early lead with an easy tap-in.
Marvin Emnes rounded off a frenetic first half as he raced onto a McDonald pass to slot home.
Barnsley manager Keith Hill opted to shuffle his pack, summer recruit Craig Davies dropped to the bench for Scottish striker Jim O'Brien.
Goalkeeper Luke Steele and defender Stephen Foster were passed fit and replaced David Preece and Jimmy McNulty.
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray made one enforced change, Julio Arca replacing the suspended Tony McMahon.
Barnsley's first goal of the season came from an unexpected source in the fifth minute.
Tricky wing play from David Perkins saw the former Colchester midfielder slip the ball into a waiting throng of team-mates in the penalty area. Under heavy pressure to clear, McManus stubbed the ball past an exasperated Carl Ikeme.
The visitors responded almost immediately, McDonald nipping in unmarked to glance Robson's inswinging corner beyond Steele's grasp.
McDonald then tore through a disorganised back line to force the ball into the path of a grateful Robson who clipped the ball home.
Lone Barnsley frontman Danny Haynes beat the offside trap to receive a perfectly weighted aerial pass after 25 minutes, but Ikeme was on hand to sweep up his soft attempt.
Robson came close to doubling his tally moments later, his curling free-kick evading Steele's far post.
Justin Hoyte stormed down the right wing, hurdling Jay McEveley's tackle and picking out Robson in the six yard box.
The Scottish midfielder leapt to make strong contact with the ball but his header bounced high over the crossbar.
Emnes then grabbed McDonald's pass and placed the ball under Steele for his sixth goal in four games just two minutes before half-time.
Middlesbrough were first to threaten after the break, Arca rushing behind the defence but poking tamely into Steele's arms.
McDonald had his head in his hands minutes later when he warmed the goalkeeper's palms when presented with a clear chance to extend the lead.
Perkins then feebly allowed Hoyte to dispossess him on the edge of the Middlesbrough box, to the jeers of the impatient home supporters.
Hill threw Davies into action on the hour mark to add some bite to his strikeforce, but the north east side stood resolute in defence.
Eager to redeem himself for his previous mistake, Perkins then launched an audacious dipping drive at Ikeme's goal but failed to find the target.
Emnes wasted the best late chance on goal, failing to snatch the ball from Steele's feet in a moment of confusion.
As the game entered four minutes of added time, McDonald raced clear behind a tired Barnsley backline but was given offside.
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