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  • Date:09 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:18,361
  • Ayala (32) Garcia (65)
Goal!

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92:12 +2.12

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:49 +0.49

Emilio Nsue has an effort at goal. Paul Robinson gets a block in.

90:22 +0.22

The ball is delivered by Jonathan Grounds.

88:56

Clearance made by Daniel Ayala.

88:15

Clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.

86:57

Luke Williams comes on in place of Lee Tomlin.

85:47

Tomas Mejias takes the free kick.

84:48

Lee Novak concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Ayala.

84:16

Clearance by Grant Hall.

81:59

Demarai Gray concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Whitehead.

79:24

David Edgar challenges George Friend unfairly and gives away a free kick.

78:36

Foul by Lee Tomlin on Paul Robinson, free kick awarded.

77:56

Enrique Garcia has an effort at goal. Darren Randolph makes a save.

77:52

A cross is delivered by Adam Reach.

74:57

Seb Hines concedes a free kick for a foul on Demarai Gray.

74:22

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter.

72:57

Emilio Nsue challenges Mark Duffy unfairly and gives away a free kick.

72:10

Enrique Garcia takes a shot.

70:58

Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Tomlin.

66:35

Clayton Donaldson on for Wes Thomas.

66:13

Emilio Nsue on for Albert Adomah.

65:07

Enrique Garcia scores a right footed goal. Middlesbrough 2-0 Birmingham.

65:04

Shot by Lee Tomlin. Grant Hall gets a block in.

64:01

Enrique Garcia takes a shot. Blocked by David Edgar.

63:36

George Friend sends in a cross.

63:03

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line.

62:30

Albert Adomah has an effort at goal. A parry by Darren Randolph prevents the goal.

61:50

Dean Whitehead manages to make a clearance.

61:38

Free kick crossed by Stephen Gleeson.

60:48

Daniel Ayala gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Duffy.

60:06

Clearance by Daniel Ayala.

60:01

Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

59:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Enrique Garcia on Grant Hall.

56:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter.

55:45

Clearance made by Neal Eardley.

55:21

Albert Adomah fouled by Jonathan Grounds, the ref awards a free kick.

54:52

Tomas Mejias restarts play with the free kick.

54:38

Mark Duffy comes on in place of Andrew Shinnie.

53:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Reach by Neal Eardley.

53:11

Clearance by Grant Hall.

52:08

Wes Thomas takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.

49:31

Foul by Grant Hall on Enrique Garcia, free kick awarded.

49:18

Enrique Garcia challenges Darren Randolph unfairly and gives away a free kick.

The referee starts the second half.

The ref blows to signal half-time.

47:50 +2.50

Darren Randolph takes the free kick.

47:30 +2.30

The official flags Enrique Garcia offside.

46:06

Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

45:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Randolph by Daniel Ayala.

45:31 +0.31

Unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead by Andrew Shinnie results in a free kick.

43:41

The referee blows for offside.

43:02

Stephen Gleeson has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.

42:07

Shot by George Friend went wide right of the post.

40:53

Enrique Garcia is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

39:30

George Friend takes the free kick.

39:17

Demarai Gray gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Reach.

38:43

Clearance by Grant Hall.

36:04

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter.

34:26

Kenneth Omeruo manages to make a clearance.

32:42

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter. Daniel Ayala grabs a goal with a headed effort. Middlesbrough 1-0 Birmingham.The assist for the goal came from Grant Leadbitter.

32:16

Adam Reach produces a cross.

30:48

Free kick taken by Tomas Mejias.

30:25

Grant Hall concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Leadbitter.

30:10

Header at goal by Lee Novak misses left of the target.

29:45

A cross is delivered by Demarai Gray.

28:41

Clearance by Neal Eardley.

24:56

Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance.

24:23

Free kick taken by Darren Randolph.

22:59

Paul Robinson manages to make a clearance.

22:58

The ball is crossed by Albert Adomah.

19:35

Shot by Lee Tomlin. Lee Novak gets a block in.

18:51

George Friend fouled by Andrew Shinnie, the ref awards a free kick.

18:11

Grant Hall makes a clearance.

18:07

Corner from the right by-line taken by Adam Reach.

17:43

George Friend crosses the ball.

16:44

Stephen Gleeson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Albert Adomah.

15:04

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Demarai Gray by Dean Whitehead.

11:56

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line.

10:58

Clearance by Neal Eardley.

9:23

Unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by Neal Eardley results in a free kick.

7:28

Paul Robinson makes a clearance.

7:27

Adam Reach delivers the ball.

5:54

Jonathan Grounds makes a clearance.

4:38

Demarai Gray fouled by George Friend, the ref awards a free kick.

3:56

Adam Reach crosses the ball.

3:23

Ben Gibson leaves the field to be replaced by Kenneth Omeruo.

The game gets underway.

Match Preview

Kike poised for Boro bow Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka could hand debuts to summer signings Kike, James Husband and Emilio Nsue against Birmingham. Spanish striker Kike, a B#2.7million signing from Real Murcia, defender Husband and the versatile Nsue, who arrived last week from Real Mallorca, are all in contention to start at the Riverside. Karanka also has the option of starting with Kenneth Omeruo, who the club re-signed this week on a season-long loan deal from Chelsea. But long-term absentees Rhys Williams and Mzzy Carayol, plus Emanuel Ledesma will play no part. Despite the late departure of Tom Adeyemi to Cardiff, Birmingham boss Lee Clark insists he has had his best ever pre-season, either as a player or coach, and will look to take a strong squad. Blues pulled off a great escape last term when drawing 2-2 at Bolton on the final day, with a last-gasp equaliser from Paul Caddis keeping them up on goal difference, and have only Matt Green receiving treatment at the moment after Jonathan Spector came through a midweek friendly. Among the new recruits looking to make their debuts are Denny Johnstone from Celtic, David Edgar from Burnley, Stephen Gleeson from MK Dons, Wes Thomas from Rotherham, Navid Nasseri from Bury, Mark Duffy and David Cotterill, who were both brought in from Doncaster and Clayton Donaldson from Brentford. Defender Gavin Cunning arrives from Dundee United and will be joined at the back by former Oldham regular Jonathan Grounds, with Grant Hall on-loan from Tottenham up front.

Formation:4231Manager: Aitor Karanka

Middlesbrough

Formation: 433Manager: Lee Clark

Birmingham

  • Tomas Mejias
  • Seb Hines
  • Ben Gibson
  • Daniel Ayala
  • George Friend
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Grant Leadbitter
  • Albert Adomah
  • Lee Tomlin
  • Adam Reach
  • Enrique Garcia
  • SUBS
  • Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
  • Luke Williams
  • James Husband
  • Kenneth Omeruo
  • Emilio Nsue
  • Richard Smallwood
  • Bradley Fewster

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Form Guide

  • Middlesbrough
  • VS
  • Birmingham

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 3 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 08/04/2014
  • Birmingham
  • 2 - 2
  • Middlesbrough
  • 07/12/2013
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 16/03/2013
  • Birmingham
  • 3 - 2
  • Middlesbrough
  • 30/11/2012
  • Birmingham
  • 3 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 17/03/2012
  • Middlesbrough
  • 3 - 1
  • Birmingham
  • 21/08/2011

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