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  • Date:14 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Walkers Stadium
Goal!

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95mins

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, clearance by Paul Gallagher.

94mins

Centre by Bruno Berner.

93mins

David Wheater fouled by Steve Howard, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

91mins

Unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Lloyd Dyer results in a free kick. Stephen McManus takes the free kick.

90mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Lloyd Dyer.

90mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Paul Gallagher from the left by-line, Barry Robson makes a clearance.

89mins

Inswinging corner taken by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Leroy Lita.

88mins

The offside flag is raised against Steve Howard. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

The ball is crossed by Matthew Bates, Matt Oakley gets a block in.

87mins

Scott McDonald challenges Bruno Berner unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

87mins

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

85mins

Tarmo Kink joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kris Boyd.

84mins

The ball is crossed by Lloyd Dyer, Nicky Bailey manages to make a clearance.

83mins

Matt Oakley fouled by Gary O'Neil, the ref awards a free kick. Lloyd Dyer delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Nicky Bailey.

82mins

Robbie Neilson leaves the field to be replaced by Michael Lamey. Dudley Campbell goes off and Matt Fryatt comes on.

80mins

Matthew Bates produces a cross.

80mins

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Joao Moreno gets a block in.

79mins

Headed effort from just outside the penalty area by Gary O'Neil goes over the crossbar.

79mins

The ball is delivered by Paul Gallagher, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

77mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Paul Gallagher, save by Jason Steele.

77mins

Matt Oakley produces a cross, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.

77mins

A cross is delivered by Nicky Bailey, clearance by Steve Howard.

76mins

Foul by Joao Moreno on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. The referee shows Joao Moreno a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Robson, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.

74mins

Paul Gallagher on for Andy King.

73mins

A cross is delivered by Joao Moreno, save by Jason Steele.

72mins

Corner taken by Lloyd Dyer, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

70mins

Richie Wellens fouled by Gary O'Neil, the ref awards a free kick. The referee cautions Gary O'Neil for unsporting behaviour. Leroy Lita on for Kevin Thomson. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Matt Oakley from right channel, clearance by David Wheater.

66mins

Steve Howard takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save. Short corner taken by Lloyd Dyer.

64mins

Dudley Campbell takes a shot. Blocked by Justin Hoyte.

63mins

Lloyd Dyer crosses the ball, Dudley Campbell has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

61mins

Inswinging corner taken by Lloyd Dyer from the right by-line, clearance made by David Wheater.

61mins

Corner taken right-footed by Matt Oakley, David Wheater makes a clearance.

59mins

Nicky Bailey fouled by Robbie Neilson, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Bailey takes the indirect free kick.

57mins

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

57mins

Centre by Bruno Berner, David Wheater makes a clearance.

56mins

Lloyd Dyer takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

55mins

Andy King is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

55mins

The ball is sent over by Matt Oakley, clearance made by David Wheater.

54mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard by David Wheater. Free kick taken by Matt Oakley.

53mins

Barry Robson produces a cross, Kris Boyd produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

53mins

Gary O'Neil crosses the ball, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Kris Boyd goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

51mins

Unfair challenge on Lloyd Dyer by Matthew Bates results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Matt Oakley, save made by Jason Steele.

50mins

Justin Hoyte sends in a cross, Joao Moreno makes a clearance.

49mins

Barry Robson produces a cross, Header on goal by Scott McDonald from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

48mins

Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

47mins

Nicky Bailey produces a cross, Joao Moreno manages to make a clearance.

47mins

Kris Boyd concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Hobbs. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

46mins

Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a save.

46mins

Steve Howard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey. Booking for Steve Howard for unsporting behaviour. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

46mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kris Boyd. Chris Weale restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

Gary O'Neil replaces Luke Williams.

44mins

Stephen McManus concedes a free kick for a foul on Dudley Campbell. Stephen McManus goes into the referee's book. Joao Moreno restarts play with the free kick. Shot from just outside the box by Richie Wellens goes over the bar.

43mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Williams by Richie Wellens. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick.

43mins

Richie Wellens gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Williams. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Robson from right channel, Kris Boyd makes a clearance.

40mins

Corner taken left-footed by Lloyd Dyer, Header from deep inside the area by Steve Howard goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

39mins

Luke Williams challenges Richie Wellens unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matt Oakley from left channel, Jason Steele makes a save.

39mins

Robbie Neilson crosses the ball, clearance by Matthew Bates.

38mins

The official flags Scott McDonald offside. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.

37mins

Foul by Robbie Neilson on Nicky Bailey, free kick awarded. Kevin Thomson takes the indirect free kick.

37mins

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

35mins

Short corner taken by Matt Oakley from the right by-line, Lloyd Dyer takes a shot. Justin Hoyte gets a block in.

34mins

Short corner worked by Matt Oakley, David Wheater makes a clearance.

32mins

Matthew Bates challenges Lloyd Dyer unfairly and gives away a free kick. The referee books Matthew Bates for unsporting behaviour. Dudley Campbell has an effort direct from the free kick, Jason Steele makes a save.

31mins

Matthew Bates sends in a cross, Jack Hobbs manages to make a clearance.

31mins

Foul by Steve Howard on Stephen McManus, free kick awarded. Nicky Bailey crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Bruno Berner.

29mins

Joao Moreno gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald. Shot on goal comes in from Luke Williams from the free kick.

27mins

Richie Wellens takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen McManus. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Lloyd Dyer. Inswinging corner taken by Kevin Thomson from the left by-line, Kris Boyd produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

26mins

Corner taken by Barry Robson, clearance made by Jack Hobbs.

22mins

Richie Wellens takes a shot. Clearance by David Wheater.

20mins

Justin Hoyte crosses the ball, blocked by Bruno Berner.

16mins

Luke Williams has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

16mins

Centre by Luke Williams, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.

14mins

Barry Robson produces a cross, Header from deep inside the area by David Wheater goes over the bar.

14mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, clearance by Andy King.

11mins

Barry Robson takes the outswinging corner, Jack Hobbs makes a clearance.

8mins

Corner taken by Steve Howard, Steve Howard takes a shot. Blocked by Justin Hoyte. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Matt Oakley.

7mins

Matthew Bates produces a cross, clearance made by Robbie Neilson. The ball is delivered by Barry Robson, Luke Williams takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.

2mins

Lloyd Dyer takes the indirect free kick, Joao Moreno takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Bailey.

The game begins.

The referee starts the second half.

It is the end of the first-half.

The referee signals the end of the game.

Match Preview

Lamey set for Foxes bow Leicester manager Paulo Sousa is set to hand a debut to defender Michael Lamey when his side face Middlesbrough. The 30-year-old former PSV full-back played 45 minutes for the reserves at Quorn FC in midweek and will come into the side after receiving international clearance. On-loan Benfica defender Miguel Vitor lasted only 12 minutes on his comeback in the reserves after suffering a recurrence of his thigh injury and is set to have a scan. Forward Paul Gallagher played 65 minutes of the 4-3 Carling Cup win over Macclesfield in midweek after a thigh problem and is in contention while Aman Verma will be hoping for a league bow. Long-term absentee Aleksandar Tunchev remains definitely out as he continues to struggle with a persistent knee problem. Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan will revert to his full-strength line up. Strachan was without Kris Boyd, Stephen McManus, Barry Robson, Kevin Thomson and Tarmo Kink due to international call-ups in midweek but saw his weakened side win 2-1 at Chesterfield. Midfielder Rhys Williams will be missing for several months as he undergoes rehab for a serious pelvic problem while Willo Flood could miss most of the season. Flood dislocated his knee in last Saturday's 3-1 defeat to Ipswich after colliding with team-mate Matthew Bates and is expected to be on the sidelines for six months. Brad Jones continues to be linked with a move to Liverpool and Gary O'Neil is still out.

Formation:433Manager: Paulo Sousa

Leicester

Formation: 442Manager: Gordon Strachan

Middlesbrough

  • Chris Weale
  • Robbie Neilson
  • Bruno Berner
  • Jack Hobbs
  • Joao Moreno
  • Richie Wellens
  • Andy King
  • Matt Oakley
  • Steve Howard
  • Dudley Campbell
  • Lloyd Dyer
  • SUBS
  • Conrad Logan
  • Michael Morrison
  • Paul Gallagher
  • Matt Fryatt
  • Dany N'Guessan
  • Tom Kennedy
  • Michael Lamey

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Match Report

Honours even as Boro hold Foxes Leicester and Middlesbrough got off the mark in the Championship after an entertaining stalemate at the Walkers Stadium. Both sides are eying a promotion bid this term but suffered shock opening day defeats to Crystal Palace and Ipswich respectively. There were chances at both ends but Leicester's passing game under new boss Paulo Sousa saw the hosts enjoy extended spells of pressure. DJ Campbell, Chris Weale, Bruno Berner and Lloyd Dyer all returned to the Leicester side after being rested for the Carling Cup win against Macclesfield. Andy King was back in midfield after representing Wales in midweek. Gordon Strachan made two changes to the side which lost 3-1 to Ipswich on the opening day. Luke Williams came in for the injured Willo Flood and Jason Steele retained his place in goal following Tuesday's cup victory over Chesterfield. In the eighth minute Campbell came close to giving Leicester the lead. Dyer collected Steve Howard's flick on to feed the former Birmingham striker whose shot was deflected narrowly over. A flurry of corners followed, with King rattling the crossbar and Howard heading wide. Boro responded with their own spell of pressure and it took an excellent last-ditch tackle from Jack Hobbs to prevent Kris Boyd from converting Stephen McManus' lofted pass. David Wheater then nodded Barry Robson's searching cross past the post with Weale beaten. Boro's Luke Williams was a threat cutting inside from the right wing and skipped past two challenges before shooting narrowly wide in the 16th minute. Just after the half hour, Steele was forced into a splendid save from Campbell's free-kick. Moments later the same player arrowed a left-footed effort from 20 yards which thudded into the Middlesbrough goalkeeper's chest. King had the ball in the net for Leicester 10 minutes before half-time but a marginal offside call went against him Both sides were creating plenty of chances and Leicester's seventh corner of the half was headed over by Howard. The relentless pace did not resume immediately after the break, but Leicester's Matt Oakley and Middlesbrough substitute Gary O'Neill both went close from free-kicks, and the latter crossed in the 53rd minute for Boyd to head over. With half an hour remaining, Campbell came agonisingly close to breaking the deadlock when his diving header from Dyer's cross grazed the side-netting. A wonderful passing move from Leicester ended with King cutting back to Howard whose curling effort was splendidly saved by Steele. In the 70th minute Kevin Thomson remained on the turf after a robust challenge and departed with a serious looking knee injury. O'Neil was rarely out of the action after replacing Williams at half-time, collecting a yellow card with twenty minutes remaining before sending a rasping volley narrowly wide from 25 yards. Both teams went for the win in the closing stages as a fine save by Weale from Scott McDonald was followed by another raft of Leicester corners, taking their total in the game to 16.

possession


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