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  • Date:11 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Arca - pen (39)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

The ball is swung over by Lee Naylor, Effort from the edge of the box by Kevin McNaughton goes wide of the right-hand upright.

95mins

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Mark Hudson.

94mins

Seyi Olofinjana takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

94mins

A cross is delivered by Andrew Keogh, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.

93mins

Peter Whittingham takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

92mins

Unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Michael Chopra results in a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

91mins

The ball is delivered by Marvin Emnes, save by David Marshall.

90mins

Nicky Bailey is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Nicky Bailey concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Naylor. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

88mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Gary O'Neil goes wide of the right-hand upright.

87mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Peter Whittingham. Joe Bennett restarts play with the free kick.

85mins

Chris Burke has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

84mins

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Gary O'Neil.

84mins

The ball is delivered by Craig Bellamy, blocked by Justin Hoyte.

84mins

Gary O'Neil takes the outswinging corner, Andrew Keogh manages to make a clearance.

81mins

Michael Chopra receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Joe Bennett is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

81mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Chopra on Jason Steele. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

80mins

Marvin Emnes is caught offside. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Craig Bellamy delivers the ball. Kevin McNaughton delivers the ball, Jason Steele makes a save.

77mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Chopra on Justin Hoyte. Seb Hines restarts play with the free kick.

74mins

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Hudson.

74mins

Craig Bellamy takes a corner.

74mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line.

73mins

Michael Chopra crosses the ball, Jason Steele makes a save.

73mins

Lee Naylor delivers the ball, clearance made by Julio Arca.

71mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot.

71mins

A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil.

69mins

Effort from inside the area by Craig Bellamy misses to the left of the goal.

68mins

Julio Arca goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

65mins

The ball is crossed by Nicky Bailey, Gary O'Neil has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Hudson on Marvin Emnes. Gary O'Neil delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Kevin McNaughton.

63mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Naylor.

63mins

A cross is delivered by Andrew Keogh, clearance by Joe Bennett.

62mins

Foul by Julio Arca on Kevin McNaughton, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Peter Whittingham, clearance by Julio Arca.

60mins

Julio Arca concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Burke. The ball is sent over by Peter Whittingham, Chris Burke takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Chopra.

59mins

A cross is delivered by Kevin McNaughton.

57mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Craig Bellamy, Header by Seyi Olofinjana from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

56mins

Peter Whittingham produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

56mins

Chris Burke produces a cross, clearance by Nicky Bailey.

55mins

Unfair challenge on Kevin Thomson by Michael Chopra results in a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

54mins

Justin Hoyte takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

53mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, clearance made by Justin Hoyte.

51mins

Michael Chopra joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Drinkwater. Gary O'Neil takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, David Marshall makes a save.

49mins

Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line to the near post, Nicky Bailey takes a shot from 12 yards. Save by David Marshall.

49mins

Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Kevin McNaughton results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Gary O'Neil, Seyi Olofinjana manages to make a clearance.

46mins

Andrew Keogh takes a shot. Joe Bennett gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken by Peter Whittingham, save made by Jason Steele.

44mins

Kevin McNaughton crosses the ball, Jason Steele makes a save.

43mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Peter Whittingham, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.

39mins

The referee books Gabor Gyepes for unsporting behaviour. Julio Arca scores a penalty. Middlesbrough 1-0 Cardiff.Joe Bennett delivers the ball, Penalty awarded for a foul by Gabor Gyepes on Marvin Emnes. Assist on the goal came from Marvin Emnes.

39mins

Booking for Gabor Gyepes for unsporting behaviour. Penalty scored by Julio Arca. Middlesbrough 1-0 Cardiff.Joe Bennett sends in a cross, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Gabor Gyepes.

38mins

Julio Arca delivers the ball. Justin Hoyte crosses the ball, clearance made by Mark Hudson.

37mins

The ball is crossed by Gary O'Neil, Kevin McNaughton makes a clearance.

36mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Peter Whittingham. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

34mins

The referee blows for offside against Marvin Emnes. Gabor Gyepes takes the free kick.

34mins

The official flags Marvin Emnes offside. Mark Hudson takes the indirect free kick.

33mins

Gary O'Neil takes a shot. David Marshall makes a save.

32mins

Scott McDonald challenges Seyi Olofinjana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Naylor crosses the ball in from the free kick. The offside flag is raised against Craig Bellamy. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

29mins

Scott McDonald produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

25mins

The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, Lee Naylor makes a clearance.

23mins

Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Gabor Gyepes misses to the left of the goal.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary O'Neil on Lee Naylor. Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor.

22mins

The ball is swung over by Chris Burke.

21mins

Mark Hudson concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott McDonald. Scott McDonald takes the free kick. Joe Bennett crosses the ball, Scott McDonald has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

20mins

Scott McDonald fouled by Peter Whittingham, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

19mins

Julio Arca produces a cross.

18mins

The ball is delivered by Lee Naylor, Seb Hines makes a clearance.

16mins

Chris Burke delivers the ball.

14mins

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save by David Marshall.

13mins

Chris Burke takes a shot. Seb Hines gets a block in.

11mins

The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, Peter Whittingham gets a block in. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Kevin McNaughton. Free kick crossed by Gary O'Neil, Kevin McNaughton manages to make a clearance.

10mins

Centre by Marvin Emnes, save by David Marshall.

8mins

Gary O'Neil takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Daniel Drinkwater makes a clearance.

6mins

Craig Bellamy fouled by Scott McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. Craig Bellamy crosses the ball in from the free kick.

5mins

Chris Burke takes a shot. Blocked by Seb Hines. Corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Scott McDonald.

5mins

Kevin McNaughton delivers the ball, clearance made by Joe Bennett.

3mins

Gabor Gyepes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes. Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.

3mins

Gabor Gyepes concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Emnes. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Kevin Thomson from right channel, clearance made by Andrew Keogh.

2mins

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

1mins

The ball is crossed by Lee Naylor, blocked by Gary O'Neil.

1mins

Chris Burke produces a cross, clearance made by Seb Hines.

The game begins.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Wheater out of Cardiff clash Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will be without key defender David Wheater for the npower Championship clash with Cardiff. The 23-year-old is suspended after picking up his fifth booking of the season in last Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Coventry. However, midfielder Barry Robson is expected to return after missing the game at the Ricoh Arena because of illness. Striker Leroy Lita is a doubt with a similar virus, but midfielder Kevin Thomson could be available once again after another lay-off with soreness in the leg he broke earlier this season. Long-term absentee Jonathan Franks (herniated disc) is stepping up his rehabilitation, but Stephen McManus (ankle ligaments), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain on the sidelines. Cardiff will be without key striker Jay Bothroyd. Bothroyd, who has netted 15 times in all competitions this term but is yet to find the target since representing England at Wembley last month, sustained a hamstring injury after just eight minutes of last weekend`s disappointing 1-1 home draw with Preston. However, despite his absence at the Riverside, Bothroyd is likely to return in time for next Saturday`s visit of Burnley. The versatile Darcy Blake was also withdrawn during the first half against North End feeling unwell while winger Jason Koumas missed out altogether with a toe problem, but both should be okay to face Boro. Manager Dave Jones has seen "two or three" unnamed players struggle with illness this week and it remains to be seen whether they will be in contention, although it is likely they will have shaken off the virus in time. Tom Heaton, Paul Quinn (both ligament damage) and Chris Riggott (match fitness) remain on the sidelines.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

Formation: 442Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff

  • Jason Steele
  • Justin Hoyte
  • Matthew Bates
  • Seb Hines
  • Joe Bennett
  • Nicky Bailey
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Kevin Thomson
  • Julio Arca
  • Scott McDonald
  • Marvin Emnes
  • SUBS
  • Danny Coyne
  • Kris Boyd
  • Tarmo Kink
  • Barry Robson
  • Luke Williams
  • Tony McMahon
  • Mickael Tavares

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Match Report

Boro clip Bluebirds` wings Out-of-sorts Cardiff failed to capitalise on QPR's first defeat of the season as they dropped points against npower Championship strugglers Middlesbrough in a clash high in endeavour but low in quality at the Riverside. Boro`s narrow 1-0 victory - their first in five attempts - came courtesy of Julio Arca's 40th-minute penalty after Gabor Gyepes had brought down Marvin Emnes, and the result propelled the hosts out of the bottom three. But Cardiff, who rescued an injury-time point at home to bottom club Preston last weekend, have seen their promotion charge reduced to more of a lame jog with just one win in their last seven games. That sequence has seen frustration creep in among some supporters, with boss Dave Jones this week calling for all quarters to stick together while also having to bat away claims of internal disharmony within his ranks. Amazingly, however, City remain second in the table, just four points off leaders QPR who were undone 3-1 at home to Watford on Friday night. The Welsh outfit were without 13-goal top scorer Jay Bothroyd due to a hamstring injury, with Andy Keogh - whose last-gasp header salvaged a 1-1 draw against North End seven days ago - starting in attack alongside Craig Bellamy. Bluebirds centre-back Gyepes and on-loan midfielder Danny Drinkwater also came in. Middlesbrough's starting XI showed two defensive changes from the side who lost 1-0 at Coventry, Seb Hines and Justin Hoyte taking the places of the suspended David Wheater and dropped Tony McMahon. And it was Boro's backline who were put under early pressure by a bright Bluebirds start, although it did not take long for the hosts to settle. Former Swansea loan striker Emnes forced Cardiff keeper David Marshall into a routine save after 14 minutes before strike partner Scott McDonald poked harmlessly wide. But, despite a strong work-rate from both sides, there was very little goalmouth action of note inside the opening quarter. That trait continued as the opening 45 minutes wore on with the pace of proceedings also dropping dramatically. Patient build-up play saw McDonald find the side-netting from a tight angle just before the half-hour mark, with Boro posing more of a threat up front despite City's array of attacking riches. With the half-time whistle appearing a welcome relief, a spark finally arrived when Gyepes brought down Emnes in the area, leaving Arca with the simple task of sending Marshall the wrong way from the spot. You got the sense a second goal would kill off Cardiff and Nicky Bailey saw his powerful drive palmed away by Marshall at the start of the second half as Boro went on the offensive. Jones introduced Michael Chopra in the hope of adding impetus to his attack and it did eventually materialise. Bellamy fired a difficult first-time effort into the side-netting in the 68th minute before clipping the top of the crossbar moments later with a fine drive. Jason Steele then turned Chopra's chip to safety as the pace picked up but the visitors' late pressure was not enough, leaving Middlesbrough celebrating their first win over Cardiff since 1984. endM

Form Guide

    WWLLDL
  • Middlesbrough
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • LDWLLD

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 06/03/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 13/12/2009
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 02/02/1985
  • Middlesbrough
  • 3 - 2
  • Cardiff
  • 29/09/1984
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 03/03/1984
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 0
  • Cardiff
  • 05/11/1983

Top Scorers

Middlesbrough

  • K Boyd 5
  • S McDonald 3
  • T Kink 3
  • L Lita 2
  • B Robson 1
  • M Bates 1
  • D Wheater 1

Cardiff

  • J Bothroyd 13
  • M Chopra 4
  • C Bellamy 3
  • S Olofinjana 3
  • L Naylor 2
  • C Burke 2
  • P Whittingham 2
  • A Keogh 2
  • G Rae 1

Goals

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 19
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 35
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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