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Jean Beausejour takes a shot from 25 yards. Carl Ikeme makes a save.
The ball is crossed by David Murphy, clearance made by Joe Bennett.
Barry Robson has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Foul by Chris Burke on Rhys Williams, free kick awarded. Chris Burke receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Williams.
Chris Wood fouled by Tony McMahon, the ref awards a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Keith Fahey from the free kick, blocked by Barry Robson. Jean Beausejour takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Curtis Davies misses to the left of the goal.
The referee blows for offside. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
Marvin Emnes is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
Tony McMahon takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, David Murphy manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, Chris Burke gets a block in.
Outswinging corner taken by Nathan Redmond from the right by-line, clearance by Matthew Bates.
Centre by Tony McMahon, clearance by Curtis Davies.
Corner taken by Nathan Redmond from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Robson on Nathan Redmond. Jean Beausejour restarts play with the free kick.
Marvin Emnes fouled by Steven Caldwell, the ref awards a free kick. Steven Caldwell receives a caution. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Malaury Martin.
Malaury Martin finds the back of the net with a goal from outside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 3-1 Birmingham.
Chris Burke produces a cross, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.
Chris Wood is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Spector. Corner taken by Jean Beausejour.
Faris Haroun finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-1 Birmingham.Assist on the goal came from Joe Bennett.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Redmond by Barry Robson. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Redmond.
Faris Haroun takes a shot. David Murphy gets a block in. Malaury Martin is brought on as a substitute for Julio Arca. Inswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line, Header by Tony McMahon from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Jean Beausejour, clearance by Stephen McManus.
David Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Tony McMahon. Corner taken by Jean Beausejour played to the near post, clearance by Stephen McManus.
Rhys Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour. Free kick taken by Jean Beausejour.
Centre by Marvin Emnes, clearance made by Steven Caldwell.
Tony McMahon produces a cross, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.
Joe Bennett crosses the ball, clearance by David Murphy.
Centre by Barry Robson, Curtis Davies manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon to the near post, save by Boaz Myhill.
Shot from just outside the area by Adam Rooney goes over the bar.
Adam Rooney takes a shot. Carl Ikeme makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Fahey by Rhys Williams. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.
Centre by Tony McMahon, save by Boaz Myhill.
Centre by Nicky Bailey, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Robson on David Murphy. David Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Nicky Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector. Direct free kick taken by Curtis Davies.
Centre by Nathan Redmond, clearance made by Matthew Bates.
Adam Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McManus. Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Curtis Davies on Marvin Emnes. Barry Robson hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Birmingham.
Faris Haroun on for Scott McDonald.
Marvin Emnes is caught offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.
Julio Arca takes a shot. Save made by Boaz Myhill.
The official flags Julio Arca offside. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.
Outswinging corner taken by Jean Beausejour, clearance made by Tony McMahon.
Chris Burke challenges Julio Arca unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julio Arca takes the direct free kick.
The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Jonathan Spector. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Bates.
Foul by Carl Ikeme on Chris Burke, Penalty awarded. Carl Ikeme is shown a yellow card. Power penalty scored by Adam Rooney. Middlesbrough 0-1 Birmingham.
Chris Burke provided the assist for the goal.
Jonathan Spector takes a shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme.
Barry Robson takes a shot. Blocked by David Murphy.
Tony McMahon has an effort at goal from close in that hits the post.
The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett, Boaz Myhill makes a save.
Foul by Rhys Williams on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. Nathan Redmond has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Carl Ikeme.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, Chris Burke makes a clearance. Barry Robson sends in a cross, Tony McMahon has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.
Marvin Emnes takes a shot. David Murphy makes a clearance.
Barry Robson receives a caution.
Unfair challenge on Nathan Redmond by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Jonathan Spector takes the direct free kick.
Tony McMahon crosses the ball, clearance made by Curtis Davies.
Scott McDonald takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.
Jean Beausejour takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Tony McMahon.
Centre by Chris Burke, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Marvin Emnes, Scott McDonald produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Emnes. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Chris Burke.
The ball is crossed by Nicky Bailey, clearance made by Curtis Davies.
Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon to the near post, clearance by Chris Burke.
Barry Robson takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.
Tony McMahon delivers the ball.
The ball is swung over by Chris Burke.
Jean Beausejour has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.
Jonathan Spector sends in a cross, Chris Burke takes a shot. Matthew Bates gets a block in.
Shot by Nathan Redmond went wide of the left-hand upright.
The ball is sent over by Scott McDonald, Stephen Carr makes a clearance.
Julio Arca gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. Free kick taken by Stephen Carr.
Haroun could make Boro debut
New signing Faris Haroun goes straight into the Middlesbrough squad for Sunday's npower Championship clash with Birmingham.
The Belgium international midfielder signed a three-year deal on Thursday and could get his first taste of English football at the Riverside Stadium.
He will be joined in the squad by defender Tony McMahon, who is available after serving a one-game ban in midweek following his dismissal at Leeds.
Full-back Justin Hoyte remains a doubt after limping off with a recurrence of his thigh strain during the 3-1 win at Barnsley, although he will be given time to prove his fitness.
Merouane Zemmama and Kevin Thomson remains on the long-term casualty list with hip muscle and shin and ankle problems respectively.
Birmingham boss Chris Hughton will check on at least half a dozen members of his thin squad.
Keith Fahey, Morgaro Gomis and Scott Dann missed the club's Europa League play-off first leg against CD Nacional in Portugal on Thursday night due to minor knocks, although midfielder Fahey was able to take his place on the bench.
They added to the attacking trio of Cameron Jerome (heel), Marlon King (knee) and Nikola Zigic (groin), who failed to even fly out to Madeira and are yet to feature at all this season.
Highly-rated youngster Jordon Mutch will definitely miss the encounter due to the ankle injury he picked up in training earlier this week, with the midfielder expected to be sidelined for some time.
Otherwise, Blues head to Teesside buoyed by a positive goalless draw - during which they hit the woodwork three times - in what was their first venture into Europe for almost 50 years, a result which followed up last weekend's 1-0 npower Championship victory over Coventry.
Haroun nets on debut
Faris Haroun came off the bench to score on his debut as Middlesbrough continued their impressive start to the season with a 3-1 win over Birmingham in the npower Championship.
The Belgium midfielder, introduced at the start of the second half, fired Boro 2-1 ahead on 69 minutes before fellow substitute Malaury Martin put the game out of reach with a third.
Adam Rooney had given Birmingham the lead from the penalty spot, only for Barry Robson to level just after the restart.
Boro continue their unbeaten start to the season with their third consecutive victory.
Nathan Redmond had the first effort of the match but his shot from distance fizzed just past the post.
The home side started to come back into the game and it took a smart save from Boaz Myhill to prevent Robson giving the hosts the lead with a drive from 20 yards.
Rooney, recalled to the side after sitting out his side's goalles draw with Nacional in the Europa League, was close to an opener after 13 minutes but Chris Burke's low cross just evaded the striker's outstretched leg.
After Scott McDonald was fed neatly by strike partner Marvin Emnes, the Australian striker failed to direct his shot on target before seeing another effort well saved by Myhill.
Myhill was continued to be tested as Boro started to dominate, this time producing a smart save from a deflected Emnes strike.
Tony McMahon, back in the Boro side after a one-match suspension following his red card against Leeds last week, almost broke the deadlock but - from a tight angle - fired his shot against the post.
Against the run of play, Birmingham took the lead after 36 minutes from the penalty spot. Rooney fired into the bottom left corner after the lively Burke had been brought down in the box.
Boro almost responded immediately but, after turning in the box, Julio Arca fired a weak shot straight at Myhill.
The home side did equalise three minutes after the restart when Robson's free-kick crept in off the near post.
Rooney could have fired Birmingham ahead for the second time but he failed to hit the target before Middlesbrough secured the victory with two goals in three minutes.
After replacing McDonald, Haroun made an instant impact and, after having a shot blocked, he netted the second goal by slotting in from 12 yards, before Martin drilled home from 25 yards.
Jean Beausejour almost grabbed a consolation in stoppage time but his effort from distance was easily saved by Carl Ikeme.
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