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Corner taken right-footed by Ben Davies from the right by-line, Barry Robson manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Davies, save made by Paul Smith.
Merouane Zemmama finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-1 Derby.
Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner.
The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett, Barry Robson takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a fantastic save.
Scott McDonald leaves the field to be replaced by Merouane Zemmama.
Conor Doyle leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Davies.
Paul Green is booked. Seb Hines finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Middlesbrough 1-1 Derby.Joe Bennett fouled by Paul Green, the ref awards a free kick. The assist for the goal came from Tony McMahon.
Gareth Roberts goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Gareth Roberts. Barry Robson crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Chris Porter.
Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson, clearance made by Gareth Roberts.
Tony McMahon takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett, Paul Green makes a clearance.
Chris Porter is given a yellow card.
Chris Porter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey. Nicky Bailey takes the free kick.
Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line, clearance made by Conor Doyle.
Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Frank Fielding.
Foul by Theo Robinson on Joe Bennett, free kick awarded. Joe Bennett takes the free kick.
The referee blows for offside. Seb Hines takes the indirect free kick.
Marvin Emnes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Richard Smallwood.
Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson, Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.
Leroy Lita takes a shot. Frank Fielding makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, John Brayford manages to make a clearance.
Conor Doyle is caught offside. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
Theo Robinson challenges Joe Bennett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMahon delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Gareth Roberts makes a clearance.
Tony McMahon produces a cross, clearance made by Gareth Roberts.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Porter. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Seb Hines. Frank Fielding restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, clearance made by Stephen Pearson.
Barry Robson produces a cross.
(Derby) makes a substitution, with Chris Porter coming on for Jamie Ward.
The ball is delivered by Barry Robson.
Paul Green gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
The ball is sent over by Tony McMahon.
Centre by Andrew Taylor, clearance by Daniel Ayala.
Effort on goal by Theo Robinson from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar.
Long range shot by Barry Robson goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Miles Addison on Barry Robson. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
Nicky Bailey produces a cross.
Tony McMahon delivers the ball, Conor Doyle makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Theo Robinson on Paul Smith. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Conor Doyle, Leroy Lita makes a clearance.
Leroy Lita gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Ayala. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Conor Doyle fouled by Andrew Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. John Brayford restarts play with the free kick.
Handball by Theo Robinson. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
Seb Hines fouled by Theo Robinson, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.
Nicky Bailey is shown a yellow card. Jamie Ward scores a penalty. Middlesbrough 0-1 Derby.Foul by Nicky Bailey on Jamie Ward, Penalty awarded.
John Brayford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor. Joe Bennett restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Shaun Barker by Leroy Lita results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by John Brayford.
The referee gives a free kick against Andrew Taylor for handball. Direct free kick taken by Frank Fielding.
Scott McDonald produces a cross.
Jamie Ward is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Seb Hines takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Conor Doyle from the left by-line, clearance by Joe Bennett.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Theo Robinson. Conor Doyle crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Tony McMahon.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Miles Addison on Nicky Bailey. Direct free kick taken by Seb Hines.
Nicky Bailey fouled by Miles Addison, the ref awards a free kick. Rhys Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Miles Addison concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Free kick crossed by Barry Robson, save by Frank Fielding.
Jamie Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Seb Hines. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Gareth Roberts on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. Barry Robson produces a cross, Seb Hines takes a shot. Save made by Frank Fielding.
Tony McMahon concedes a free kick for a foul on Theo Robinson. Paul Green restarts play with the free kick.
Rhys Williams fouled by Jamie Ward, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.
Jamie Ward fouled by Seb Hines, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Conor Doyle, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.
Mowbray in hunt for keeper
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray has launched a desperate search for a goalkeeper ahead of the npower Championship clash with Derby.
Jason Steele tore a stomach muscle during Saturday's 5-2 defeat at Reading and has been ruled out for six to eight weeks, while Danny Coyne is still two to three weeks away from returning from a back injury.
Eighteen-year-old Connor Ripley made his senior debut as Steele's replacement at the Madejski Stadium, but Mowbray has spent the last 48 hours or so engaged in an as yet fruitless quest to land an experienced loan signing.
Striker Scott McDonald missed the Reading game with a virus and will be assessed on Tuesday, while Julio Arca is likely to miss out once again with toe and knee problems.
Stephen McManus, Jonathan Franks and Luke Williams (all ankle ligaments), Andrew Davies, Matthew Bates and Justin Hoyte (all hamstring), Kevin Thomson (hairline leg fracture) and Willo Flood (knee) remain on the sidelines.
Derby travel to the Riverside Stadium with new injury problems.
The Rams halted a run of five successive home defeats with a goalless draw against Barnsley.
Gareth Roberts played through the pain barrier on Saturday. The left-back was rated at 50/50 to face the Tykes due to a shin injury that had ruled him out of the previous two matches but managed the full 90 minutes.
Manager Nigel Clough must decide whether to risk Roberts again or bring in someone else.
Fellow defenders Dean Leacock (illness) and Russell Anderson (hamstring and calf) remain sidelined along with midfielder James Bailey (groin). However, Anderson has been given the all-clear to resume training.
The versatile Miles Addison, midfielder Ben Davies and forwards Alberto Bueno and Steven Davies could come into the side should Clough wish to make changes.
Zemmama rocks Rams
Merouane Zemmama's 89th-minute winner helped ease Middlesbrough's relegation fears as they came from behind to clinch a vital 2-1 victory against Derby.
The Moroccan's deflected strike from the edge of the box was his first for the Teesside club and ensured Boro claimed all three points.
Jamie Ward had put the hosts in front from the spot in the first half after he had been felled by Nicky Bailey in the area.
However, Seb Hines grabbed an equaliser for the hosts before Zemmama struck to help in Boro's fight against the drop.
In truth it was no less than they deserved as they completely dominated the tempo of the second half following a dour first period.
Although Boro remain just two places above the danger places, they are now six points clear of 22nd-placed Scunthorpe.
With Jason Steele and Danny Coyne both injured, Tony Mowbray gave a debut to Paul Smith, having signed the goalkeeper on-loan from Nottingham Forest earlier in the day.
The former Baggies boss was desperate to tighten up at the back having seen his side concede 15 times in their last five league matches - which included a 5-2 hammering at Reading over the weekend.
However, Boro's troubles have not been in front of goal as they have also found the back of the net on nine occasions in that time.
And it was Rams shotstopper Frankie Fielding who was forced into action early on as he did well to grab the ball at the feet of Scott McDonald who had burst through on goal.
That was about as entertaining as it got in the opening half hour but Boro were undone with Derby's first meaningful attack on goal in the 32nd minute.
Theo Robinson's dink over the top put strike partner Ward clean through on goal but, before he could strike, he was recklessly bundled over by Bailey, who rather fortuitously received only a yellow card.
Ward himself stepped up and powered his kick straight down the middle to leave Smith with no chance.
After being booed off at half-time, Boro came out all guns blazing after the interval, with Bailey firing over and Leroy Lita unfortunate not to be able to get a touch on Barry Robson's teasing delivery.
However, only an offside prevented them falling two behind.
Stephen Pearson burst forward on the left-flank and his cross left Conor Doyle with the simplest of finishes, but after heading home, the winger found he had strayed beyond the last defender.
Lita, who had notched four goals in his last five appearances, McDonald and Marvin Emnes all forced smart saves from Fielding, while Rhys Williams' header was cleared off the line.
Their pressure eventually told and Hines gave Boro a lifeline in the 74th minute.
McMahon's free-kick on the left channel was headed goalwards by Hines at the back post and although Derby's John Brayford got the final touch, it was awarded to Hines.
Backed by the boisterous crowd, the hosts sensed victory and only a magnificent save from Fielding from Robson's header kept the scores level.
However, it was all in vain as substitute Zemmama snatched a winner at the death.
After McMahon's ball into the box had been cleared to Zemmama on the edge of the area, the defender's deflected strike found the back of the net to the delight of the Riverside faithful.
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