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Rhys Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Lees. Seb Hines joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rhys Williams. Centre by Ramon Nunez, clearance by Matthew Bates.
Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
Tom Lees crosses the ball.
Julio Arca takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan. Malaury Martin decides to take a short corner.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ramon Nunez, clearance by Matthew Bates.
Malaury Martin takes a shot. Darren O'Dea gets a block in. The ball is swung over by Marvin Emnes.
The ball is sent over by Leigh Bromby.
Effort from inside the area by Rhys Williams misses to the left of the target.
Short corner taken by Malaury Martin.
Short corner taken by Scott McDonald from the left by-line. The official flags Scott McDonald offside. Free kick taken by Leigh Bromby.
Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
Julio Arca takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.
Malaury Martin takes a short corner.
Malaury Martin takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen McManus by Lloyd Sam. Stephen McManus takes the direct free kick.
Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
Corner taken short by Malaury Martin.
Malaury Martin decides to take a short corner.
Darren O'Dea challenges Matthew Bates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren O'Dea is cautioned. Malaury Martin delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Patrick Kisnorbo.
Short corner worked by Joe Bennett.
Julio Arca takes a shot. Patrick Kisnorbo gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Marvin Emnes, blocked by Darren O'Dea. Short corner taken by Malaury Martin.
(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Lloyd Sam coming on for Ross McCormack.
Effort on goal by Ramon Nunez from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Joe Bennett sends in a cross.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez by Malaury Martin. Tom Lees takes the free kick.
Adam Clayton challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Bennett.
The offside flag is raised against Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Stephen McManus.
Marvin Emnes fires in a goal from inside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Rhys Williams.
Nicky Bailey crosses the ball.
Zac Thompson replaces Robert Snodgrass.
Malaury Martin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Robson.
Julio Arca joins the action as a substitute, replacing Justin Hoyte.
Scott McDonald takes a shot. Patrick Kisnorbo makes a clearance.
Jonathan Howson is sent off by the referee for second bookable offence.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Howson on Marvin Emnes. Nicky Bailey takes the free kick.
Joe Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance by Stephen McManus.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Patrick Kisnorbo. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey. (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Ramon Nunez coming on for Michael Brown.
Barry Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Rhys Williams. The referee shows Michael Brown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Barry Robson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Joe Bennett. The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, Tom Lees takes a shot. Clearance made by Matthew Bates.
Tony McMahon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson. Red card for Tony McMahon. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from left wing, save by Carl Ikeme.
Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Leigh Bromby.
The ball is delivered by Justin Hoyte, Leigh Bromby manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, Andy Lonergan makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Ross McCormack results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen McManus.
Nicky Bailey takes a shot.
Jonathan Howson challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barry Robson takes the free kick. Jonathan Howson is given a yellow card.
Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, save made by Carl Ikeme.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the left by-line to the near post.
Effort on goal by Justin Hoyte from 12 yards. Save by Andy Lonergan.
Barry Robson crosses the ball, Darren O'Dea manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Justin Hoyte, clearance by Jonathan Howson. Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Rhys Williams. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.
Adam Clayton takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme. Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Nicky Bailey.
Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Robert Snodgrass results in a free kick. Nicky Bailey takes the free kick.
Tony McMahon sends in a cross, Darren O'Dea makes a clearance.
Rhys Williams takes a shot. Adam Clayton gets a block in.
Michael Brown gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
Unfair challenge on Patrick Kisnorbo by Scott McDonald results in a free kick. Patrick Kisnorbo takes the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Adam Clayton by Nicky Bailey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.
Justin Hoyte delivers the ball, clearance made by Patrick Kisnorbo. Shot by Matthew Bates from a long way out goes over the net.
Foul by Max Gradel on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. Red card for Max Gradel. Ross McCormack booked. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Patrick Kisnorbo. Barry Robson delivers the ball, Marvin Emnes has a header from deep inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar. Barry Robson decides to take the corner short.
Adam Clayton fouled by Rhys Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Williams is cautioned. Shot comes in from Max Gradel from the free kick.
The official flags Ross McCormack offside. Tony McMahon takes the indirect free kick.
Max Gradel takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme.
The official flags Robert Snodgrass offside. Carl Ikeme takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is swung over by Jonathan Howson.
Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.
Barry Robson sends in a cross, Patrick Kisnorbo manages to make a clearance.
Adam Clayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Tony McMahon results in a free kick. Max Gradel takes the free kick.
Scott McDonald is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
Unfair challenge on Patrick Kisnorbo by Rhys Williams results in a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
Barry Robson decides to take the corner short.
Foul by Michael Brown on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Tony McMahon delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel.
Foul by Max Gradel on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.
Max Gradel goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Tony McMahon shown a yellow card.
Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, Tom Lees takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme.
Robert Snodgrass takes a inswinging corner. Leigh Bromby has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
The offside flag is raised against Scott McDonald. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Barry Robson. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.
Patrick Kisnorbo concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McDonald. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Robson from right wing, Patrick Kisnorbo manages to make a clearance.
Whites pair wing in
Leeds manager Simon Grayson hopes to have wingers Robert Snodgrass and Max Gradel back in contention for the home clash with Middlesbrough.
Snodgrass scored his first international goal as Scotland beat Denmark 2-1 in a midweek friendly while Gradel played the full 90 minutes in the Ivory Coast's 4-3 victory over Israel.
Both players came through unscathed but Grayson wants to assess their fitness before making any decisions.
Grayson has no new injury or suspension problems but was without striker Billy Paynter in the midweek Carling Cup win over Bradford.
Paynter sustained a thigh strain in the opening-day defeat at Southampton and left Grayson short of forwards, with Luciano Becchio (hamstring) not ready to return and Davide Somma a long-term absentee due to cruciate knee ligament damage.
Middlesbrough quartet Scott McDonald, Rhys Williams, Barry Robson and Tarmo Kink are expected to be back in contention.
All four players were away on international duty this week and missed the Carling Cup win at Walsall.
Australia striker McDonald, Wales defender Williams and Scotland midfielder Robson started in the opening-day draw with Portsmouth, while Estonia forward Kink was on the substitutes' bench.
Manager Tony Mowbray is hoping the club can finalise contract talks with Julio Arca in time for the Argentinian to take his place in the squad, but latest signing Faris Haroun will not be in contention.
Belgium international midfielder Haroun is expected to complete all the paperwork and seal his move to the Riverside over the weekend.
Defender Matthew Bates will retain the captain's armband despite continued speculation linking him with a move to Swansea.
Emnes grabs the winner in fiery encounter
A Marvin Emnes goal midway through the second half was enough to give Middlesbrough their first league win of the season as they got the better of nine-man Leeds with a 1-0 win at Elland Road.
The Teesiders only had 10 men themselves, with Tony McMahon following Leeds' Max Gradel down the tunnel in the first half but, when home captain Jonny Howson also saw red, that was the invitation they needed to open the scoring.
Until Howson's departure, perhaps the most questionable of the three given that referee Anthony Taylor initially gave a foul on him for his second yellow card, neither side had looked capable of scoring barring a couple of close shaves.
The decisions merely added to an already tense atmosphere in the stadium, which had been generated by a pre-match protest by a section of the home supporters against chairman Ken Bates.
Their ire was soon directed on to the pitch as well, with Gradel and McMahon receiving their first yellow cards after nine minutes, the pair scuffling after Gradel had stretched into a tackle.
The Ivorian winger then warmed Carl Ikeme's palms with a 25-yard drive and whipped a free-kick over the bar, but that would be his last positive contribution of the match.
With 27 minutes gone he felled Rhys Williams as the Boro player ran through the Leeds half and, despite the protestations of manager Simon Grayson, he was sent back to the dressing rooms for the second time in his United career.
From the subsequent free-kick Emnes' header forced Andy Lonergan to make an acrobatic save, before Adam Clayton nearly scored for Leeds when his 45-yard lob almost caught out a scrambling Ikeme.
Boro then hit the woodwork, with Justin Hoyte finding room in behind Darren O'Dea to drill in an effort which Lonergan tipped against his bar.
With a numerical advantage, the north-east club were growing in possession and confidence, but that was eroded on the stroke of half-time as Taylor showed McMahon his second yellow for what at worst appeared to be a gentle lean on Howson.
Both sides had the chance to regroup at the interval and Leeds seemed to have used the opportunity better when the sides re-emerged, with Lees seeing a looping header from Robert Snodgrass' free-kick scrambled off the line by Joe Bennett.
Their momentum was abruptly halted, though, when Howson was sent off on the hour.
The Leeds captain had already been booked for an almost unavoidable foul on Emnes following a Michael Brown error but, when he and Emnes collided as the latter looked to break into a vacant Leeds half, Taylor deemed that Howson was the victim.
He soon changed his mind, though, and dismissed Howson, leaving Leeds with just one recognised midfielder on the pitch.
With ample space afforded to them Middlesbrough pushed for a goal and Scott McDonald thought he had it when a loose ball fell kindly for him, only for his fellow Australian Patrick Kisnorbo to hack his shot off the line.
However, Leeds could hold out no more and, in the 68th minute, Emnes finally got some space in the box and drilled a pinpoint shot into Lonergan's top corner.
The home fans quickly redirected their anger back to their chairman, while on the field Leeds were fortunate to only end the game one behind, with Lonergan twice saving well to deny Malaury Martin and McDonald, and then making a stunning injury-time stop to keep out Julio Arca.
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