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Luke Moore fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a free kick. Ben Pringle takes the free kick.
Tomasz Cywka challenges Joe Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
Robbie Savage leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Pringle.
Corner taken right-footed by Tomasz Cywka.
Handball by David Wheater. Booking for David Wheater for unsporting behaviour. Shot on goal comes in from Robbie Savage from the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Tomasz Cywka from the right by-line to the near post, Kris Boyd makes a clearance.
James Bailey takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
Short corner taken by Tomasz Cywka.
Foul by Gary O'Neil on Tomasz Cywka, free kick awarded. Gary O'Neil is booked. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Paul Green.
Gary O'Neil takes the inswinging corner, save by Stephen Bywater.
Corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line, Shefki Kuqi makes a clearance.
Luke Moore gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon. Direct free kick taken by Barry Robson.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tomasz Cywka from the left by-line.
Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Alberto Bueno results in a free kick. Luke Moore joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alberto Bueno. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
Robbie Savage gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita. Barry Robson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Brayford by Kris Boyd. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.
Effort on goal by Kris Boyd from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Mickael Tavares leaves the field to be replaced by Andy Halliday.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Robson, David Wheater has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by James Bailey results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Tarmo Kink from the free kick.
Foul by Stephen Pearson on Tarmo Kink, free kick awarded. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
Stephen McManus concedes a free kick for a foul on Tomasz Cywka. Stephen McManus is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Savage. Stephen Pearson takes a shot. Blocked by Tony McMahon.
Alberto Bueno produces a right-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.
Leroy Lita has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
(Derby) makes a substitution, with Stephen Pearson coming on for Kris Commons.
Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save by Stephen Bywater.
Tarmo Kink comes on in place of Nicky Bailey.
Unfair challenge on Tomasz Cywka by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Robbie Savage produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick. Robbie Savage takes a shot. Blocked by Gary O'Neil. Short corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line, Kris Commons finds the net with a goal from just outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Derby 3-1 Middlesbrough.
Joe Bennett challenges Robbie Savage unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Green.
Outswinging corner taken by Barry Robson, clearance by James Bailey.
Nicky Bailey fouled by Kris Commons, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
Dean Moxey has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
Tony McMahon challenges Alberto Bueno unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robbie Savage restarts play with the free kick.
Shefki Kuqi has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Mickael Tavares. Direct free kick taken by Kris Commons.
Foul by Nicky Bailey on Kris Commons, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robbie Savage.
Kris Commons grabs a goal from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Derby 2-1 Middlesbrough.Paul Green provided the assist for the goal.
Long range shot from Leroy Lita misses to the left of the target.
Gary O'Neil fouled by Robbie Savage, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Tony McMahon, John Brayford makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, Shaun Barker finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Derby 1-1 Middlesbrough.Assist on the goal came from Kris Commons.
Kris Boyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Brayford. Robbie Savage takes the direct free kick.
John Brayford takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.
Joe Bennett joins the action as a substitute, replacing Julio Arca.
Booking for Shaun Barker for unsporting behaviour.
Short corner taken by Kris Commons from the right by-line.
Inswinging corner taken by Alberto Bueno.
Shefki Kuqi is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.
Barry Robson takes the inswinging corner, Kris Boyd produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Kris Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by James Bailey.
Alberto Bueno takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance.
Dean Moxey takes a shot. Blocked by Barry Robson.
Unfair challenge on Paul Green by Leroy Lita results in a free kick. Robbie Savage takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kris Commons, clearance by David Wheater.
Shefki Kuqi takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a comfortable save.
Inswinging corner taken by Kris Commons, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Kris Commons from a long way out goes over the bar.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Leroy Lita. Free kick taken by Dean Moxey.
Alberto Bueno takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.
Shot from just outside the box by Nicky Bailey goes over the bar.
Foul by Jason Steele on Shefki Kuqi, Penalty awarded. The referee shows Jason Steele a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Penalty taken by Kris Commons saved by Jason Steele. Derby 0-1 Middlesbrough.
Corner taken by Alberto Bueno.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Wheater on Kris Commons. Strike comes in from Robbie Savage from the free kick, save made by Jason Steele. Shefki Kuqi produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the right-hand upright. Kris Boyd grabs a headed goal from inside the box. Derby 0-1 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Barry Robson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kris Commons on Tony McMahon. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Dean Moxey challenges Leroy Lita unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Robson.
Foul by Robbie Savage on Nicky Bailey, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Gary O'Neil from the free kick, blocked by Shaun Barker.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Commons by Mickael Tavares. Shot comes in from Kris Commons from the free kick.
The official flags Kris Boyd offside. Stephen Bywater takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Barry Robson, David Wheater produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Tomasz Cywka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
Gary O'Neil produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Dean Moxey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
The match gets underway.
The match has reached half-time.
The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
Dean Leacock has added to Derby boss Nigel Clough's central defensive problems ahead of the visit of Middlesbrough.
The Rams romped to victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday but the 5-0 win came at a cost with the news that Leacock faces several weeks out after suffering a hamstring injury.
The 26-year-old, who had played every minute of the current campaign, limped out of the Palace game midway through the second half and has now joined fellow centre-halves Russell Anderson (groin), Jake Buxton (stomach and groin), Miles Addison (foot) and Mitch Hanson (knee) on the sidelines.
With 17-year-old Mark O`Brien the only other recognised fit central defender at the club, John Brayford could be asked to continue in the middle of the back four.
Brayford moved across from right-back to partner Shaun Barker after Leacock went off against Palace, while left-sided player Dean Moxey could fill in.
Meanwhile, England Under-19 striker Ryan Noble goes straight into the squad after arriving on a month`s loan from Sunderland and left-back Gareth Roberts is still struggling with a hamstring problem.
Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan has no fresh injury or suspension worries.
The Scot faces a decision over whether or not to restore summer signing Kris Boyd to the starting line-up after leaving him out of the last two games, the second of which resulted in a 3-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday.
Midfielder Kevin Thomson is back in training after recovering more quickly than expected from a fractured fibula, although the trip to Pride Park will come too soon for him.
Versatile defender Tony McMahon, who has recently made two substitute appearances, is in contention following a hamstring problem.
However, Justin Hoyte remains a doubt with a similar injury and Joe Bennett (tonsillitis), Matt Kilgallon (back), Jonathan Franks (herniated disc), Willo Flood (knee) and Rhys Williams (pelvis) remain on the sidelines.
More woe for Strachan as Boro slump again
Kris Commons produced two moments of magic as Derby heaped more pressure on Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan with a 3-1 win.
The visitors took the lead in an entertaining npower Championship clash at Pride Park when Kris Boyd, restored to the starting line-up after being dropped for the previous two games, glanced in his second goal for the club.
But Derby responded and after Commons had a penalty saved by Jason Steele, they equalised just before half-time when Commons' corner was headed home by Shaun Barker.
Commons was the star of the show in the second half as he produced two classy finishes to give the Rams a second consecutive home victory which prompted County fans to taunt Strachan with chants of 'you're getting sacked in the morning'.
Boro were caught napping at the weekend when Watford capitalised on a David Wheater mistake to score after just 17 seconds and the big centre-half should have redeemed himself after just five minutes tonight when he headed Barry Robson's corner wide.
Derby started to get into their stride and Steele did well to tip Robbie Savage's measured free-kick wide, then after Boro failed to clear the resulting corner Barker crossed for the unmarked Shefki Kuqi but the burly striker headed wide from eight yards out.
That miss was to prove costly when Boyd guided Robson's cross from the right into the far corner of the net with a fine glancing header after 19 minutes.
But the goal seemed to spur Derby into life and they should have been level three minutes later when Gary O'Neil's poor backpass was read by Kuqi and he nipped the ball past Steele, who clipped the on-loan striker and referee Craig Pawson had no hesitation in pointing to the penalty spot.
The usually reliable Commons stepped up casually and Steele made a comfortable save down to his right.
Alberto Bueno was denied by Steele after another defensive error from Boro and Wheater made a crucial tackle to deny Tomas Cywka, but Derby were deservedly level on the stroke of half-time.
Commons swung in a corner from the right and Barker rose highest with a towering header that looped inside the right-hand post.
The Rams were in front five minutes after the break courtesy of a moment of magic from Commons.
Savage, who was pulling the strings in the middle of the park, found the former Nottingham Forest man in space and he turned and picked his spot with a delightful left-foot finish into the far corner of the net from 20 yards out.
Commons was brimming with confidence and he gave the Rams some breathing space with another fine finish after 59 minutes, playing a one-two from a corner from the right then chipping into the far corner with a measured left-foot finish.
Boro almost pulled a goal back three minutes later but Stephen Bywater kept out Leroy Lita's close-range header with his legs.
Boyd should have pulled a goal back 15 minutes from time when he turned Barker but fired narrowly over the crossbar as Boro crashed to another away defeat.
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