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  • Date:26 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:27,794
Goal!

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92:37 +2.37

Short corner taken by Merouane Zemmama.

91:37 +1.37

Foul by Liam Rosenior on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Liam Rosenior is booked. Merouane Zemmama takes the free kick.

91:14 +1.14

Foul by Paul McKenna on Kevin Thomson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Merouane Zemmama.

88:55

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren, Jason Steele makes a save.

86:47

Barry Robson fires in a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Hull.Scott McDonald provided the assist for the goal.

86:14

Nicky Bailey produces a cross, Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.

83:43

The ball is swung over by Merouane Zemmama, Headed effort from close range by Faris Haroun goes wide left of the goal.

81:32

The referee blows for offside against Faris Haroun. Peter Gulacsi takes the free kick.

78:06

Richard Garcia joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Mclean.

76:37

Liam Rosenior concedes a free kick for a foul on Faris Haroun. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.

76:08

Robert Koren has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

74:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Hobbs by Scott McDonald. Scott McDonald booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by James Chester.

73:27

Shot from just outside the area by Paul McKenna misses to the right of the target.

71:14

Merouane Zemmama on for Julio Arca. (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Kevin Thomson coming on for Bart Ogbeche.

68:51

(Hull) makes a substitution, with Robbie Brady coming on for Cameron Stewart.

68:04

Corner taken by Robert Koren from the right by-line played to the near post, Nicky Bailey makes a clearance.

67:53

The ball is sent over by Aaron Mclean, Rhys Williams gets a block in.

66:42

Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Cameron Stewart. Free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.

63:07

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line.

62:59

A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, Andy Dawson manages to make a clearance.

59:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Faris Haroun by Andy Dawson. Barry Robson delivers the ball, Matthew Bates takes a shot. Peter Gulacsi makes a save.

59:20

The ball is sent over by Liam Rosenior, save by Jason Steele.

58:14

Joe Bennett fouled by Aaron Mclean, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

57:40

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott McDonald on Liam Rosenior. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.

54:28

Liam Rosenior crosses the ball, Robert Koren takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

53:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bart Ogbeche by Paul McKenna. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

52:30

The ball is swung over by Corry Evans.

51:46

Bart Ogbeche produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

50:00

Scott McDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.

47:06

Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line played to the near post, save made by Peter Gulacsi.

46:23

Corry Evans challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Corry Evans is cautioned. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.

45:20 +0.20

Foul by Andy Dawson on Justin Hoyte, free kick awarded. The referee books Andy Dawson for unsporting behaviour. Barry Robson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Paul McKenna.

44:51

Scott McDonald fouled by Aaron Mclean, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Julio Arca.

43:53

The ball is delivered by Justin Hoyte, save by Peter Gulacsi.

37:47

Nicky Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Mclean. Robert Koren produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Jason Steele.

37:04

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Koren from the right by-line.

36:37

The ball is crossed by Liam Rosenior, Andy Dawson takes a shot. Blocked by Justin Hoyte.

35:36

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Peter Gulacsi.

33:13

A cross is delivered by Justin Hoyte, Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save made by Peter Gulacsi.

31:54

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren from the right by-line, clearance by Rhys Williams.

31:35

Aaron Mclean takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

30:39

Effort from the edge of the area by Aaron Mclean goes wide of the right-hand upright.

29:17

Justin Hoyte delivers the ball, Andy Dawson manages to make a clearance.

27:04

Matt Fryatt is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

25:06

The ball is swung over by Justin Hoyte, James Chester manages to make a clearance.

24:58

The ball is crossed by Barry Robson, save made by Peter Gulacsi.

24:10

The ball is crossed by Nicky Bailey, Andy Dawson makes a clearance.

23:55

Centre by Faris Haroun, clearance by James Chester.

22:52

The ball is delivered by Andy Dawson, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.

22:08

The referee blows for offside. Peter Gulacsi restarts play with the free kick.

21:46

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

21:06

The ball is sent over by Robert Koren, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

20:21

Nicky Bailey fouled by Matt Fryatt, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

18:55

The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett, Liam Rosenior gets a block in.

17:34

Effort on goal by Cameron Stewart from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

15:58

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Koren from the right by-line to the near post, Corry Evans takes a shot. Julio Arca gets a block in. Corner taken by Robert Koren from the left by-line, save by Jason Steele.

15:08

Corry Evans fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by James Chester.

14:58

The ball is crossed by Faris Haroun, Liam Rosenior manages to make a clearance.

11:28

Barry Robson challenges Andy Dawson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Hobbs takes the free kick.

9:55

Nicky Bailey takes a shot. Save made by Peter Gulacsi.

9:11

Foul by Robert Koren on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.

8:44

Joe Bennett delivers the ball, save by Peter Gulacsi.

8:08

Foul by Liam Rosenior on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. Julio Arca restarts play with the free kick.

7:33

Faris Haroun sends in a cross.

7:01

Matt Fryatt has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

6:27

The offside flag is raised against Bart Ogbeche. Jack Hobbs takes the free kick.

4:56

Unfair challenge on Faris Haroun by Matt Fryatt results in a free kick. Barry Robson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

4:01

Justin Hoyte crosses the ball.

2:01

Unfair challenge on Liam Rosenior by Bart Ogbeche results in a free kick. Peter Gulacsi restarts play with the free kick.

1:17

The offside flag is raised against Matt Fryatt. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

Match Preview

Boro sweating on trio Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will await news on a trio of players before naming his team for Hull's Boxing Day visit to the Riverside Stadium. Striker Marvin Emnes, who missed the 3-2 win at Cardiff on Saturday with a hamstring injury, continues to be assessed. However, Mowbray has already admitted he would be happy to start with Nigerian frontman Bart Ogbeche, who scored in south Wales, if the Dutchman does not make it. The Boro manager will also play a waiting game with Merouane Zemmama and the luckless Kevin Thomson. Morocco international Zemmama continues to receive treatment for a hip injury, while a hamstring injury has interrupted Thomson's return from another extended lay-off. Hull caretaker-manager Nick Barmby is expected to name an unchanged line-up as his side bid to close in on a top two spot. Barmby, whose side trail second-placed West Ham by four points heading into the Christmas period, has no new injury or suspension problems. Winger Robbie Brady, on loan from Manchester United, is available for selection despite his dismissal while playing for the reserves in midweek. But midfielder Seyi Olofinjana will not be making his first appearance of the season on Boxing Day. He played for 70 minutes in a reserve-team game on Tuesday but is still short of match fitness following knee surgery. Winger Martin Pusic remains sidelined with a groin problem as Hull chase a fifth straight league win.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

Formation: 442Manager:

Hull

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

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Match Report

Barry brilliance boosts Boro Barry Robson's late wonder goal ensured Middlesbrough kept up the pressure on npower Championship leaders Southampton as they beat Hull 1-0. Both sides went into the game on the back of impressive recent records, with Boro having won their last three while the Tigers had emerged victorious in four successive league games. Just two places separated them in the table prior to the encounter, with the third-placed hosts, in particular, looking to keep pace with the top two. And, after the sides largely cancelled each other out, Robson was on hand to deliver a sensational 87th-minute winner, firing an unstoppable 30-yard strike past Peter Gulacsi. The win left Boro second in the Championship ahead of West Ham's late kick-off at Birmingham, while the Tigers, under the stewardship of caretaker manager Nick Barmby, sit fifth. Middlesbrough and Hull had won their last games - against Cardiff and Millwall respectively - and, unsurprisingly, named unchanged sides. It was Boro who had the better of the opening exchanges as Joe Bennett and Faris Haroun combined to cause the visitors problems down the left. Despite the hosts enjoying the majority of possession, the Tigers created the game's first chance as Matty Fryatt headed just wide. Hull had another opportunity to take the lead soon after, with Aaron Mclean seeing his effort parried away by Jason Steele. Middlesbrough, though, were still dominating proceedings, Scott McDonald forcing a save from Gulacsi after good work from Justin Hoyte. As the half wore on, Barmby's side were starting to show impressive adventure, epitomised by Steele having to be on high alert to turn Andy Dawson's effort around the post. The second period started in much the same vein as they first as the sides battle for the initiative. The visitors again were looking the more likelier to score, though Robert Koren could only direct into the hands of Steele after being cleverly found by Liam Rosenior. Chances were proving increasingly few and far between, which perhaps added to the frustration as Matthew Bates was denied by Gulacsi. But Paul McKenna was guiltier at the other end, driving horribly wide after neat work from Koren and Mclean teed him up. Both sides appeared to be settling for a draw as full-time edged ever closer, although Gulacsi again had to be on high alert to keep out Haroun's header. The Tigers goalkeeper had no answer moments later, though, as Scotland international Robson fired home a brilliant strike from a tight angle. The visitors battled valiantly thereafter, but the goal proved the ultimate sucker-punch and Boro took the points.

Form Guide

    DDLWWW
  • Middlesbrough
  • VS
  • Hull
  • LLWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Hull
  • 2 - 4
  • Middlesbrough
  • 23/04/2011
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 2
  • Hull
  • 27/11/2010
  • Hull
  • 0 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 02/03/1991
  • Middlesbrough
  • 3 - 0
  • Hull
  • 01/12/1990
  • Hull
  • 0 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 10/03/1990
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 0
  • Hull
  • 27/09/1989

Top Scorers

Middlesbrough

  • M Emnes 7
  • S McDonald 6
  • B Robson 4
  • F Haroun 2
  • R Williams 2
  • M Martin 2
  • B Ogbeche 1
  • N Bailey 1
  • M Bates 1
  • J Bennett 1

Hull

  • R Koren 7
  • M Fryatt 7
  • A Mclean 4
  • N Barmby 1
  • C Evans 1
  • M Waghorn 1
  • R Brady 1
  • C Stewart 1

Goals

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 47
    • Goals per game 28
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Hull

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 26
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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