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  • Date:10 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:16,594
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Romain Vincelot receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

94mins

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren. Effort on goal by Scott McDonald from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

93mins

Unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Billy Paynter results in a free kick. Rhys Williams takes the direct free kick.

92mins

Tony McMahon decides to take the corner short.

90mins

Will Buckley crosses the ball, Headed effort from close range by Ashley Barnes goes wide left of the target.

89mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Will Buckley. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

Billy Paynter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Bates. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Bailey on Will Buckley. Direct free kick taken by Will Buckley.

85mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Gonzalo Jara Reyes. Gonzalo Jara Reyes restarts play with the free kick. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gonzalo Jara Reyes by Bart Ogbeche. Gonzalo Jara Reyes takes the direct free kick. The referee shows Bart Ogbeche a yellow card.

85mins

Matthew Bates has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

84mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Matthew Bates. Mauricio Taricco crosses the ball in from the free kick, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.

81mins

Romain Vincelot challenges Nicky Bailey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

79mins

Ashley Barnes has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

78mins

Barry Robson goes off and Kevin Thomson comes on.

76mins

Kazenga LuaLua delivers the ball, clearance made by Julio Arca.

74mins

Craig Noone goes off and Billy Paynter comes on. Ashley Barnes is brought on as a substitute for Craig Mackail-Smith.

73mins

Bart Ogbeche comes on in place of Marvin Emnes.

70mins

The ball is delivered by Scott McDonald, Casper Ankergren manages to make a clearance.

69mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the left by-line, Mauricio Taricco makes a clearance.

68mins

A cross is delivered by Scott McDonald, Foul by Gonzalo Jara Reyes on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon. The referee shows Gonzalo Jara Reyes a yellow card.

66mins

Shot by Matthew Bates from a long way out goes over the net.

65mins

The ball is swung over by Kazenga LuaLua.

65mins

Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Noone. Direct free kick taken by Liam Bridcutt.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Robson on Kazenga LuaLua. Liam Bridcutt restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Will Buckley is brought on as a substitute for Matthew Sparrow.

62mins

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, clearance made by Romain Vincelot.

61mins

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

60mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gonzalo Jara Reyes on Barry Robson. Tony McMahon crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Casper Ankergren.

60mins

Marvin Emnes takes a shot.

58mins

Scott McDonald produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

57mins

Foul by Matthew Sparrow on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Tony McMahon from the free kick, save by Casper Ankergren.

56mins

Malaury Martin takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

55mins

Kazenga LuaLua delivers the ball.

53mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gordon Greer on Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon, Matthew Bates conjures a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Sparrow by Tony McMahon. Tony McMahon booked. Free kick taken by Mauricio Taricco.

50mins

Marvin Emnes fouled by Mauricio Taricco, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

48mins

Unfair challenge on Mauricio Taricco by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mauricio Taricco.

47mins

Kazenga LuaLua concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

47mins

Craig Mackail-Smith takes a shot.

46mins

Corner from left by-line taken by Kazenga LuaLua.

45mins

Scott McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Mauricio Taricco. Direct free kick taken by Lewis Dunk.

42mins

Craig Noone concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McDonald. Craig Noone is shown a yellow card. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Malaury Martin.

40mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mauricio Taricco by Scott McDonald. Mauricio Taricco restarts play with the free kick.

37mins

Inswinging corner taken by Kazenga LuaLua.

36mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Craig Mackail-Smith. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kazenga LuaLua. Barry Robson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Kazenga LuaLua, Jason Steele makes a save.

32mins

Marvin Emnes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mauricio Taricco. Malaury Martin on for Merouane Zemmama. Lewis Dunk takes the direct free kick.

29mins

A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett.

28mins

Barry Robson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

25mins

Corner taken by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Lewis Dunk.

23mins

Tony McMahon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Sparrow. Free kick crossed right-footed by Liam Bridcutt from left channel, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Kazenga LuaLua. Free kick taken by Jason Steele. Booking for Kazenga LuaLua for unsporting behaviour.

21mins

Scott McDonald grabs a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Brighton.The assist for the goal came from Joe Bennett.

20mins

Tony McMahon concedes a free kick for a foul on Kazenga LuaLua. Free kick taken by Mauricio Taricco.

17mins

Joe Bennett challenges Craig Noone unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.

16mins

A cross is delivered by Barry Robson, clearance made by Gordon Greer.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Bridcutt on Barry Robson. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

14mins

Kazenga LuaLua produces a cross, Rhys Williams manages to make a clearance.

12mins

Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Mackail-Smith. Liam Bridcutt takes the free kick, Kazenga LuaLua has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the goal.

11mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Craig Noone goes wide right of the goal.

10mins

Scott McDonald is adjudged to have handled the ball. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.

9mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Barry Robson, clearance by Mauricio Taricco.

8mins

Corner taken by Barry Robson. Barry Robson takes a corner.

7mins

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, save by Casper Ankergren.

6mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Merouane Zemmama goes wide of the left-hand post.

1mins

Unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Gordon Greer takes the direct free kick.

Match Preview

Martin makes case for start Midfielder Malaury Martin could earn his first start for Middlesbrough against Brighton after his injury-time winner against Bristol City last weekend. Martin came off the bench to score a stunning free-kick in the dying moments of the 1-0 win, and could be named in Tony Mowbray's starting XI for the first time since his summer move from Blackpool. The Frenchman's inclusion, possibly for Julio Arca, could be the only change as manager Tony Mowbray looks to build on his side`s first win in five matches. Scotland midfielder Kevin Thomson (hamstring) played for the reserves on Monday but is unlikely to be risked. Barry Robson (thigh) and Rhys Williams (ankle) remain doubtful. Brighton look set to be without regular full-backs Inigo Calderon and Marcos Painter. Spanish right-back Calderon missed last week's win over Nottingham Forest through suspension but he is still sidelined by a knee injury. Left-back Painter is struggling with a hamstring problem so boss Gus Poyet is set to stick with his fellow South Americans Mauricio Taricco and Gonzalo Jara Reyes in the full-back spots. Winger Ryan Harley (groin) and forward Will Hoskins (knee) will be handed fitness checks after missing out against Forest, but Will Buckley is pushing for a start after climbing off the bench to hit Albion's late winner. Defender Tommy Elphick (Achilles) and midfielder Gary Dicker (broken leg) are still out.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

Formation: 541Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • Jason Steele
  • Joe Bennett
  • Matthew Bates
  • Rhys Williams
  • Tony McMahon
  • Merouane Zemmama
  • Julio Arca
  • Barry Robson
  • Nicky Bailey
  • Scott McDonald
  • Marvin Emnes
  • SUBS
  • Justin Hoyte
  • Kevin Thomson
  • Bart Ogbeche
  • Malaury Martin
  • Faris Haroun

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Match Report

Ankergren horror show hands Boro win An awful error from Brighton goalkeeper Casper Ankergren enabled Middlesbrough to boost their promotion prospects with a 1-0 victory at the Riverside Stadium. The Seagulls arrived on Teesside having won their last three league games to move within touching distance of the npower Championship play-offs. However, they conceded what proved to be the game's only goal in the 22nd minute when Ankergren, under no pressure, spilled a left-wing cross from Joe Bennett and Scott McDonald pounced to convert from close range at the second attempt. Brighton had hit the woodwork through Kazenga LuaLua prior to McDonald's strike, his fifth of the season, yet they created little else and could have few complaints about the final result. Middlesbrough, who now lie just five points behind leaders Southampton in fourth, also struggled to display their best form in the final third, but that is unlikely to be of great concern to manager Tony Mowbray after his side held out with relative comfort for only their fourth home league win this term. Barry Robson returned to Boro's starting line-up after recovering from a thigh injury, while Marouane Zemmama was promoted from the bench to replace Faris Haroun. Brighton made three changes, with Romain Vincelot, Matt Sparrow and LuaLua coming in for Alan Navarro, Ashley Barnes and Billy Paynter. The hosts were the first to threaten when Zemmama volleyed wide from the edge of the area in the sixth minute. A succession of Middlesbrough corners followed, but Craig Noone then fired narrowly wide for Brighton before a free-kick was touched to LuaLua, who struck the outside of Luke Steele's right-hand post from 25 yards. Boro were gifted the lead soon after as Ankergren failed to deal with a seemingly innocuous cross from left-back Bennett. Zemmama then limped off to be replaced by Malaury Martin, before a furious Robson went into the book for dissent, the Scot having accused LuaLua of taking a dive. Ankergren had to be alert to parry away another Bennett cross shortly before half-time, while Martin, who scored a stunning injury-time winner against Bristol City last weekend, fired wide from a free-kick. Brighton began the second half with renewed energy and Gordon Greer should have done better when heading over from a LuaLua corner. Following a series of late challenges from players on either side, Matthew Bates then wasted a golden opportunity to double Boro's lead in the 53rd minute. The skipper was left unmarked from Tony McMahon's inswinging free-kick, but volleyed over from 10 yards. Ankergren was once again guilty of poor handling five minutes later as he fumbled another McMahon set-piece towards Robson, who could not react quickly enough to head home the rebound. Boro continued to press forward as the hour mark passed, but they were unable to find a second goal and suffered another injury blow when Marvin Emnes was forced off, Bart Ogbeche coming on in his place. There was more positive news for the Teessiders when Kevin Thomson returned from his hamstring problem as a late substitute for the influential Robson. Ogbeche had a chance to make things more comfortable for the home fans late on, only to screw his shot wide after fine work from McDonald, who twice forced Ankergren into action during five minutes of stoppage time. ends M

Form Guide

    WWDDLW
  • Middlesbrough
  • VS
  • Brighton
  • LWLWWW

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 4 - 0
  • Brighton
  • 21/03/1992
  • Brighton
  • 1 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 09/11/1991
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 0
  • Brighton
  • 04/05/1991
  • Brighton
  • 2 - 4
  • Middlesbrough
  • 27/10/1990
  • Brighton
  • 1 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 28/02/1990
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 2
  • Brighton
  • 18/10/1989

Top Scorers

Middlesbrough

  • M Emnes 7
  • B Robson 4
  • S McDonald 4
  • R Williams 2
  • M Martin 2
  • N Bailey 1
  • M Bates 1
  • F Haroun 1
  • J Bennett 1

Brighton

  • C Mackail-Smith 6
  • A Barnes 3
  • W Buckley 3
  • R Harley 2
  • C Noone 2
  • G Greer 1
  • RG Vicente 1
  • W Hoskins 1
  • R Vincelot 1

Goals

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 41
    • Goals per game 24
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Brighton

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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