skip to content
Corner crossed in by Ryan McGivern.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kalifa Cisse by Scott McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Booking for Tony McMahon.
Brett Pitman produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by James Wilson results in a free kick. Malaury Martin hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-1 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Marvin Emnes.
Stephen McManus joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rhys Williams.
The ball is crossed by Justin Hoyte, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.
Corner taken by Tony McMahon, clearance by James Wilson.
Tony McMahon takes the outswinging corner, Ryan McGivern makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by Kalifa Cisse results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
Joe Bennett delivers the ball, James Wilson manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Nicky Maynard offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.
The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, James Wilson manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Tony McMahon.
(Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Malaury Martin coming on for Julio Arca.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Nicky Maynard goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Brett Pitman takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.
Justin Hoyte crosses the ball, clearance made by Liam Fontaine.
Marvin Emnes produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Foul by Julio Arca on Albert Adomah, free kick awarded. Brett Pitman is brought on as a substitute for Stephen Pearson. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
The ball is swung over by Yannick Bolasie, clearance made by Rhys Williams.
Ryan McGivern challenges Faris Haroun unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Julio Arca from the free kick, Kalifa Cisse makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, Faris Haroun takes a shot. David James makes a save.
Julio Arca takes a shot. Blocked by Albert Adomah.
Outswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon.
Shot from just outside the box by Marvin Emnes goes over the target.
A cross is delivered by Justin Hoyte, clearance made by James Wilson.
Albert Adomah takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.
Yannick Bolasie is brought on as a substitute for Martyn Woolford.
Martyn Woolford produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save by David James.
The ball is swung over by Faris Haroun, David James makes a save.
The ball is crossed by Albert Adomah, blocked by Rhys Williams.
Joe Bennett delivers the ball, Faris Haroun produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Fontaine by Scott McDonald. Liam Fontaine takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Stephen Pearson, clearance made by Matthew Bates.
The ball is swung over by Faris Haroun.
Faris Haroun takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Justin Hoyte produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, Kalifa Cisse makes a clearance.
Scott McDonald fouled by Liam Fontaine, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Kilkenny receives a caution for dissent. Nicky Bailey produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Neil Kilkenny, clearance made by Julio Arca.
The ball is crossed by Albert Adomah, clearance made by Joe Bennett.
Unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Kalifa Cisse results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
Albert Adomah produces a cross, clearance by Matthew Bates.
Scott McDonald is ruled offside. Liam Fontaine restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Cole Skuse, save made by Jason Steele.
Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Rhys Williams gets a block in.
Scott McDonald fouled by Kalifa Cisse, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett, Headed effort on goal by Scott McDonald from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Nicky Maynard concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Williams. Rhys Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Justin Hoyte crosses the ball, clearance by James Wilson.
The ball is crossed by Ryan McGivern, clearance made by Nicky Bailey.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Tony McMahon, save by David James.
Shot by Julio Arca from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.
Scott McDonald is caught offside. Free kick taken by Liam Fontaine.
Corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line, James Wilson manages to make a clearance.
Rhys Williams takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Fontaine.
Kalifa Cisse concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Bailey. Tony McMahon crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Stephen Pearson.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
Cole Skuse produces a cross, Shot from 6 yards by Martyn Woolford. Save by Jason Steele.
Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.
Effort on goal by Neil Kilkenny from long range goes over the bar.
Foul by Kalifa Cisse on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. Nicky Bailey takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the left by-line, Kalifa Cisse makes a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Justin Hoyte, Rhys Williams manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett.
Scott McDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Liam Fontaine takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, save by David James.
Nyatanga knee niggle for Robins
Bristol City are sweating over the fitness of Lewin Nyatanga as they prepare to host Middlesbrough.
Defender Nyatanga picked up a knee injury in the 2-2 draw with Watford on Tuesday and is rated doubtful by the club for the clash with Boro.
Otherwise, manager Derek McInnes has no new injury or suspension worries as he looks to extend his team's unbeaten run in the npower Championship to seven matches.
Striker Jon Stead is back in contention for a place in the Robins' matchday squad after shrugging off a groin problem, while defensive duo Louis Carey and Jamie McAllister are both ready for a comeback following their returns from respective knee and ankle injuries.
Fringe players Ryan Taylor (broken metatarsal) and Nicky Hunt (knee) remain sidelined.
Midfielder Barry Robson is a doubt for Middlesbrough.
The Scotland international missed Tuesday night's 2-0 home defeat by promotion-chasing West Ham with a thigh problem, and his recovery will be assessed in the run-up to the game.
But while manager Tony Mowbray will hope to have Robson at his disposal, the former Celtic man's chances of being joined in the squad by compatriot Kevin Thomson look remote.
Thomson has missed the last seven games with a hamstring injury and is rated as doubtful for the game at Ashton Gate.
Boro remain in fourth place in the table despite Tuesday night's reverse, but are now eight points adrift of the Hammers in the second and final automatic promotion place.
Martin clips Robins' wings
Substitute Malaury Martin smashed in a 90th-minute free-kick as Middlesbrough ended Bristol City's six-game unbeaten run with a 1-0 win.
The midfielder had only been on the pitch for 13 minutes, but he crashed the ball past Robins goalkeeper David James from 25 yards to ensure Boro closed the gap on the npower Championship's leaders.
The hosts, who had been enjoying a resurgence since manager Derek McInnes arrived at the helm, will feel they deserved at least a point.
The visitors' goalkeeper Jason Steele made a point-blank save from Nicky Maynard in the first half then cleared substitute Brett Pitman's goal-bound effort off the line in the second period.
The Robins also felt they should have had a penalty midway through the second half after the ball clearly struck Julio Arca's hand, but referee James Linington waved away the protests.
Both sides appeared content to share the spoils before Martin popped up at the death to secure an unlikely victory for Tony Mowbray's side.
The hosts were enjoying plenty of joy down the right wing early on and they fashioned two of the half's best chances.
In the 12th minute, the lively Albert Adomah pulled the ball back for Neil Kilkenny who fed Maynard inside the box, but his placed shot was comfortable for Steele.
Moments later Steele had to make a double stop. He should have done better at first as he pushed Martyn Woolford's volley away rather than catching it, but he redeemed himself by blocking the rebound from Maynard.
The visitors' strike duo Marvin Emnes and Scott McDonald were starved of first-half chances and it was right-back Justin Hoyte who went closest early in the second period.
He ventured forward from his position as the Robins cleared a corner and the former Arsenal defender hit a swerving drive which narrowly went over the crossbar.
Mowbray's side were gathering momentum and Emnes finally had a shot on target, cutting inside before driving straight into James' arms.
At the other end, Joe Bennett was caught in possession and Adomah nearly capitalised but his venomous shot was beaten away by Steele.
The Ashton Gate faithful felt their side were denied a clear penalty in the 71st minute when Kilkenny's cross struck Arca's raised arm.
McInnes threw Pitman on in a bid to break the deadlock and it very nearly worked. Adomah smashed the ball across the six-yard box and it appeared to be creeping in after striking Pitman on both legs, but Steele scrambled back to claw the ball away.
And it was another substitute who provided the telling contribution at the other end.
Emnes jinked past James Wilson who upended him and Martin blasted the free-kick across James and into the top corner to send the visiting fans behind that goal into delirium.
© 2004 - 2014 football.co.uk