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Unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Wilfried Zaha results in a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
Leroy Lita is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Alassane N'Diaye is brought on as a substitute for David Wright.
Patrick McCarthy puts the ball into his own goal. Middlesbrough 2-1 Crystal Palace.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thomson by Wilfried Zaha. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
Effort on goal by Tarmo Kink from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.
Tarmo Kink gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Crystal Palace.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Vaughan on Matthew Bates. Matthew Bates takes the free kick.
Tony McMahon produces a cross.
Andy Dorman comes on in place of Neil Danns.
The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, Julian Speroni makes a save.
Close range effort by Tarmo Kink misses to the left of the goal.
Tarmo Kink joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Williams.
Patrick McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Free kick crossed left-footed by Kevin Thomson from left channel, David Wright makes a clearance.
David Wheater concedes a free kick for a foul on James Vaughan. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Darren Ambrose from left wing, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.
Julio Arca challenges Neil Danns unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Barrett takes the free kick.
Kevin Thomson decides to take a short corner.
Corner taken short by Kevin Thomson.
Pablo Counago leaves the field to be replaced by Wilfried Zaha.
The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Julio Arca takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
Alex Marrow is given a yellow card. Foul by Alex Marrow on Julio Arca, free kick awarded. Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Thomson from the left by-line, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.
Shot from long range by Darren Ambrose goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Outswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose.
A cross is delivered by Owen Garvan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Marrow on Joe Bennett. Direct free kick taken by Joe Bennett.
Tony McMahon produces a cross, Leroy Lita concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Barrett. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Patrick McCarthy concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
The offside flag is raised against Scott McDonald. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line.
Leroy Lita on for Kris Boyd.
Inswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose, David Wheater makes a clearance.
Shot from long range by Joe Bennett misses to the right of the goal.
James Vaughan fouled by Matthew Bates, the ref awards a free kick. David Wright takes the direct free kick.
James Vaughan fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Darren Ambrose restarts play with the free kick, Centre by James Vaughan.
Nicky Bailey is brought on as a substitute for Stephen McManus.
Inswinging corner taken by Luke Williams from the right by-line, clearance made by David Wright.
The referee blows for offside against Neil Danns. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Pablo Counago gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Crystal Palace.Assist on the goal came from Alex Marrow.
Close range header by Kris Boyd goes over the bar.
Foul by Kris Boyd on Adam Barrett, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Stephen McManus fouled by Pablo Counago, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.
Julio Arca gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathaniel Clyne. Free kick taken by Darren Ambrose.
Foul by Stephen McManus on James Vaughan, free kick awarded. Neil Danns restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Kevin Thomson.
Unfair challenge on Luke Williams by Darren Ambrose results in a free kick. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Kris Boyd, save made by Julian Speroni.
Close range effort by Darren Ambrose goes wide of the left-hand upright.
The official flags Scott McDonald offside. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Thomson by Alex Marrow. David Wheater restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Danns on Stephen McManus. Jason Steele takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Kevin Thomson from the right by-line, clearance by Neil Danns.
Joe Bennett takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
Unfair challenge on James Vaughan by Stephen McManus results in a free kick. Patrick McCarthy restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against James Vaughan. Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.
Darren Ambrose takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, Kris Boyd makes a clearance.
James Vaughan takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.
The game begins.
The half-time whistle blows.
The referee starts the second half.
The match has reached full-time.
Selection posers for Mowbray
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray faces a series of selection headaches for his side`s Championship clash with Crystal Palace.
Midfielder Barry Robson is struggling with a persistent thigh problem, while Gary O'Neil, who missed last weekend's 2-1 defeat by Bristol City with a groin injury, remains a doubt as the Teessiders attempt to halt a run of six defeats in seven league outings.
Utility-man Julio Arca continues to battle a knee problem and goalkeeper Danny Coyne has a torn calf muscle which is threatening to sideline him.
However, full-back Justin Hoyte is in contention once again after making the bench last Saturday following his recovery from a hamstring injury.
Rhys Williams (pelvis), Jonathan Franks (herniated disc) and Willo Flood (knee) remain on the casualty list.
Neil Danns could return to the Crystal Palace squad for the clash.
The midfielder has been sidelined for a month with a knee injury but has trained this week and hopes to make the bench at the Riverside.
Last season's top scorer Darren Ambrose is pushing to start after making his return from a 12-week lay-off with a leg injury as a substitute against Swansea last week.
A sickness bug ruled Alex Marrow and Kieron Cadogan out of the Swans defeat while fellow midfielder Owen Garvan had to be withdrawn in the first half but all three should be fit.
Anthony Gardner remains a doubt with a groin injury and Claude Davis is still suspended so Adam Barrett is set to continue at centre-half.
Sean Scannell and Lee Hills (both knee) are still out.
Mowbray off the mark as Boro snatch win
Patrick McCarthy's late own goal proved decisive as Tony Mowbray secured his first win as Middlesbrough manager seeing off Crystal Palace 2-1.
The former Celtic boss had endured a disappointing start after taking the reins at the Riverside, losing his first game at home to Bristol City.
But, after Pablo Counago gave Palace the lead in the first half, Tarmo Kink came off the bench to level things up before McCarthy diverted Tony McMahon's header past his own keeper.
Despite going into the game having lost their last two, the visitors showed plenty of endeavour during the opening exchanges.
They nearly took the lead after just 12 seconds as James Vaughan found space in the area, but saw his header brilliantly saved by Jason Steele.
Middlesbrough, meanwhile, have endured a poor run of their own having entered the game on the back of four consecutive defeats.
But they too were pushing forward early on and almost went ahead when Joe Bennett forced an excellent save from Julian Speroni.
The end-to-end nature of the game continued and, after cleverly working himself an opening, Darren Ambrose came agonisingly close to netting the opener for the visitors, hitting just wide.
However, the Eagles got the reward they deserved in the 29th minute through Counago.
Alex Marrow was the architect, jinxing his way into the box, before picking out Counago, who was in the right place at the right time to bundle the ball home.
Boro were looking increasingly clueless as the half wore on as Palace opted to knock the ball around and control possession.
The quality of their performance was illustrated by Mowbray's decision to make a substitution in just the 39th minute, Nicky Bailey replacing Stephen McManus.
He opted to make another chance at the interval, with Leroy Lita coming on in place of the ineffective Kris Boyd.
Middlesbrough nearly restored immediately when Lita headed just over after a being picked out by Julio Arca.
Arca then had a chance of his own but, after being found by Danns, he saw his effort excellently saved by Speroni.
The outstanding Argentinian stopper produced an even better save moments later, denying Lita from point-blank range.
Mowbray made his final substitution as they searched for an equaliser, bringing on Kink.
And, after the Estonia winger hit just wide with his first chance, he got an all-important equaliser 76th minute with an excellent strike across goal.
The comeback was complete in the 85th minute as a helpless McCarthy gave Boro the three points.
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