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  • Date:21 Aug 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:17,567
  • Robson (47) Haroun (68)
    Haroun (68) Martin (71)
  • Rooney - pen (35) Rooney - pen (35)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93mins

Jean Beausejour takes a shot from 25 yards. Carl Ikeme makes a save.

91mins

The ball is crossed by David Murphy, clearance made by Joe Bennett.

90mins

Barry Robson has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

89mins

Foul by Chris Burke on Rhys Williams, free kick awarded. Chris Burke receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Williams.

86mins

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.

85mins

The referee blows for offside. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

84mins

Marvin Emnes is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

83mins

Tony McMahon takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, David Murphy manages to make a clearance.

83mins

The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, Chris Burke gets a block in.

81mins

Outswinging corner taken by Nathan Redmond from the right by-line, clearance by Matthew Bates.

80mins

Centre by Tony McMahon, clearance by Curtis Davies.

80mins

Corner taken by Nathan Redmond from the right by-line.

79mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Robson on Nathan Redmond. Jean Beausejour restarts play with the free kick.

74mins

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.

72mins

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.

72mins

Chris Burke produces a cross, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.

72mins

Chris Wood is brought on as a substitute for Jonathan Spector. Corner taken by Jean Beausejour.

69mins

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.

68mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Redmond by Barry Robson. Direct free kick taken by Nathan Redmond.

67mins

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.

65mins

The ball is crossed by Jean Beausejour, clearance by Stephen McManus.

64mins

David Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Tony McMahon. Corner taken by Jean Beausejour played to the near post, clearance by Stephen McManus.

62mins

Rhys Williams concedes a free kick for a foul on Jean Beausejour. Free kick taken by Jean Beausejour.

61mins

Centre by Marvin Emnes, clearance made by Steven Caldwell.

60mins

Tony McMahon produces a cross, Steven Caldwell manages to make a clearance.

60mins

Joe Bennett crosses the ball, clearance by David Murphy.

59mins

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.

57mins

Shot from just outside the area by Adam Rooney goes over the bar.

56mins

Adam Rooney takes a shot. Carl Ikeme makes a save.

55mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Fahey by Rhys Williams. Free kick taken by Steven Caldwell.

55mins

Centre by Tony McMahon, save by Boaz Myhill.

54mins

Centre by Nicky Bailey, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

53mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Robson on David Murphy. David Murphy takes the direct free kick.

51mins

Nicky Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Spector. Direct free kick taken by Curtis Davies.

50mins

Centre by Nathan Redmond, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

49mins

Adam Rooney concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McManus. Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

46mins

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.

46mins

Faris Haroun on for Scott McDonald.

45mins

Marvin Emnes is caught offside. Boaz Myhill takes the indirect free kick.

44mins

Julio Arca takes a shot. Save made by Boaz Myhill.

43mins

The official flags Julio Arca offside. Indirect free kick taken by Boaz Myhill.

42mins

Outswinging corner taken by Jean Beausejour, clearance made by Tony McMahon.

41mins

Chris Burke challenges Julio Arca unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julio Arca takes the direct free kick.

38mins

The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, Steven Caldwell makes a clearance.

37mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Jonathan Spector. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

35mins

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.

35mins

Chris Burke provided the assist for the goal.

35mins

Jonathan Spector takes a shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme.

34mins

Barry Robson takes a shot. Blocked by David Murphy.

33mins

Tony McMahon has an effort at goal from close in that hits the post.

32mins

The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett, Boaz Myhill makes a save.

29mins

Foul by Rhys Williams on Jean Beausejour, free kick awarded. Nathan Redmond has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Carl Ikeme.

26mins

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.

26mins

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. David Murphy makes a clearance.

25mins

Barry Robson receives a caution.

25mins

Unfair challenge on Nathan Redmond by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Jonathan Spector takes the direct free kick.

24mins

Tony McMahon crosses the ball, clearance made by Curtis Davies.

23mins

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.

20mins

Jean Beausejour takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Tony McMahon.

20mins

Centre by Chris Burke, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.

15mins

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.

14mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Marvin Emnes. Boaz Myhill takes the free kick.

13mins

The ball is delivered by Chris Burke.

13mins

The ball is crossed by Nicky Bailey, clearance made by Curtis Davies.

11mins

Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon to the near post, clearance by Chris Burke.

11mins

Barry Robson takes a shot. Boaz Myhill makes a save.

10mins

Tony McMahon delivers the ball.

9mins

The ball is swung over by Chris Burke.

8mins

Jean Beausejour has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

8mins

Jonathan Spector sends in a cross, Chris Burke takes a shot. Matthew Bates gets a block in.

7mins

Shot by Nathan Redmond went wide of the left-hand upright.

5mins

The ball is sent over by Scott McDonald, Stephen Carr makes a clearance.

4mins

Julio Arca gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Burke. Free kick taken by Stephen Carr.

Match Preview

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.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

Formation: 442Manager: Chris Hughton

Birmingham

  • Carl Ikeme
  • Tony McMahon
  • Stephen McManus
  • Matthew Bates
  • Joe Bennett
  • Barry Robson
  • Rhys Williams
  • Nicky Bailey
  • Julio Arca
  • Marvin Emnes
  • Scott McDonald
  • SUBS
  • Danny Coyne
  • Seb Hines
  • Malaury Martin
  • Richard Smallwood
  • Faris Haroun

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Match Report

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.

Form Guide

    DWW
  • Middlesbrough
  • VS
  • Birmingham
  • LW

Last Meetings

  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 07/02/1998
  • Middlesbrough
  • 3 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 20/09/1997
  • Birmingham
  • 1 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 26/03/1994
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 2
  • Birmingham
  • 02/10/1993
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 26/03/1988
  • Birmingham
  • 0 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 24/10/1987

Top Scorers

Middlesbrough

  • M Emnes 3
  • B Robson 1
  • S McDonald 1
  • R Williams 1

Birmingham

  • K Fahey 1
  • C Davies 1

Goals

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 9
    • Goals per game 6
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Birmingham

    • Total goals 5
    • Goals per game 2
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins

possession


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