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  • Date:04 Jan 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:15,571
  • Mclean (9) Mclean (60)
    Proschwitz (60)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

92:36 +2.36

Corner from the right by-line taken by Grant Leadbitter.

91:25 +1.25

Unfair challenge on George Boyd by Dean Whitehead results in a free kick.

90:46 +0.46

George Boyd has an effort at goal.

89:23

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot and went wide left of the net.

84:45

Shot by David Meyler missed to the right of the net.

82:56

Stephen Quinn leaves the field to be replaced by Calaum Jahraldo-Martin.

82:37

(Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Jacob Butterfield coming on for Marvin Emnes.

82:27

Booking for Grant Leadbitter for unsporting behaviour.

82:22

Grant Leadbitter concedes a free kick for a foul on Ahmed Elmohamady.

79:20

Ahmed Elmohamady joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aaron Mclean.

79:10

Unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by James Chester results in a free kick.

76:16

Jozsef Varga takes the free kick.

75:43

George Friend takes the free kick.

75:38

James Chester is brought on as a substitute for Paul McShane.

75:28

Ben Gibson fouled by Nick Proschwitz, the ref awards a free kick.

73:48

Steve Harper restarts play with the free kick.

71:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz on Nick Proschwitz.

70:59

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the right by-line.

69:02

Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.

68:44

Mohamed Gedo concedes a free kick for a foul on Albert Adomah.

68:30

Corner from the right by-line taken by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.

65:24

Marvin Emnes fouled by George Boyd, the ref awards a free kick.

63:06

Free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.

63:00

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Abdoulaye Faye, the ref awards a free kick.

60:37

Aaron Mclean scores a right footed goal. Middlesbrough 0-2 Hull.Assist by George Boyd.

59:56

George Boyd takes the free kick.

59:48

Stephen Quinn fouled by Dean Whitehead, the ref awards a free kick.

56:05

The referee blows for offside.

52:44

Mohamed Gedo has an effort at goal. Dimitrios Konstantopoulos blocks the ball.

52:00

Foul by Paul McShane on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded.

51:16

Maynor Figueroa takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the target.

48:00

George Friend takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.

The referee gets the second half started.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:59 +0.59

Free kick taken by Dimitrios Konstantopoulos.

45:01

Lukas Jutkiewicz comes on in place of Luke Williams.

45:01

Albert Adomah comes on in place of Emmanuel Ledesma.

44:57

A cross is delivered by Liam Rosenior.

43:27

Free kick taken by Steve Harper.

42:51

Unfair challenge on David Meyler by Emmanuel Ledesma results in a free kick.

42:38

Abdoulaye Faye manages to make a clearance.

42:32

Ben Gibson restarts play with the free kick.

42:13

David Meyler challenges Luke Williams unfairly and gives away a free kick.

39:01

Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.

38:37

Emmanuel Ledesma concedes a free kick for a foul on Maynor Figueroa.

38:15

Emmanuel Ledesma has an effort at goal. Steve Harper makes a block.

37:59

Emmanuel Ledesma has an effort at goal.

35:53

David Meyler restarts play with the free kick.

35:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George Boyd by Grant Leadbitter.

33:30

George Friend crosses the ball.

31:48

Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.

31:37

Curtis Main fouled by George Boyd, the ref awards a free kick.

28:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by George Boyd.

28:03

The ball is swung over by Aaron Mclean.

27:12

Free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.

27:04

Marvin Emnes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Maynor Figueroa.

26:55

Clearance by Dean Whitehead.

24:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Proschwitz on Rhys Williams.

24:44

Paul McShane crosses the ball.

23:48

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Mclean by Rhys Williams.

23:05

Luke Williams is given a yellow card.

22:54

Foul by Luke Williams on Stephen Quinn, free kick awarded.

22:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jozsef Varga by Mohamed Gedo.

21:00

Free kick taken by Steve Harper.

20:40

Foul by Luke Williams on George Boyd, free kick awarded.

19:34

Dimitrios Konstantopoulos takes the free kick.

19:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Proschwitz on Dean Whitehead.

18:24

Centre by Aaron Mclean.

17:11

Unfair challenge on Rhys Williams by Aaron Mclean results in a free kick.

17:05

George Boyd crosses the ball in from the free kick.

16:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Emmanuel Ledesma.

14:47

George Friend restarts play with the free kick.

14:39

Abdoulaye Faye challenges Curtis Main unfairly and gives away a free kick.

13:35

Free kick taken by George Boyd.

13:23

Rhys Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Mclean.

12:05

Paul McShane restarts play with the free kick.

11:58

Handball decision goes against Marvin Emnes.

9:21

Aaron Mclean scores with a right foot finish. Middlesbrough 0-1 Hull.

9:09

David Meyler takes a shot.

5:07

Free kick taken by George Boyd.

4:40

Dean Whitehead challenges Stephen Quinn unfairly and gives away a free kick.

2:18

The ball is swung over by Mohamed Gedo.

The game kicks-off.

Match Preview

Konstantopoulos set for Boro start Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka looks set to hand a first start to goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos when his side take on Premier League outfit Hull in the third round of the FA Cup. The former Hartlepool shotstopper is expected to start in goal in the absence of Jason Steele (ankle) and Shay Given (ineligible). Midfielder Dean Whitehead returns after serving a one-match ban in Boro's last outing. Karanka will continue to check on defenders Frazer Richardson (ankle) and Andy Halliday (hernia surgery), who are closing in on a return to fitness. Tom Huddlestone accepts the romance of an FA Cup run may have to take a back seat to Hull's league ambitions. The Tigers appear to be sitting pretty in the Barclays Premier League, lying 10th after the New Year fixtures, but the congested nature of the table means they still sit just six points above the bottom three. That means there is no hint of complacency at the KC Stadium, where manager Steve Bruce continually stresses that survival is the primary aim of the season. Having diagnosed a case of festive fixture fatigue after the 2-0 defeat at Liverpool, Bruce looks certain to preserve his key players by shuffling the pack. Huddlestone, who has been an ever-present in the Tigers midfield since his B#5.25 summer arrival from Tottenham, is first in line for a rest and he is willing to stand down if it helps the club continue their impressive league form. "I leave selection to the manager to be honest, but if he sees fit to rest me in the cup then I will be raring to go for the next game," he said. "We've had three games in six days and it does take its toll. First and foremost this season is about us staying in the league. Of course, you want to do well in the cup competitions and, even though Wigan won it last year, with the squads that the likes of Manchester City or Chelsea have it is virtually impossible to win an FA Cup. "So it's about the league position and I don't think we can get too carried away by being 10th because we're only a couple of results away from the bottom three." Huddlestone did not feature in the Capital One Cup earlier in the season and if, as expected, he is excused duty once again in the third round of the FA Cup, it will represent a sizeable swing in fortunes. Towards the end of his eight-year stay at White Hart Lane, he found himself more likely to be drafted in as a result of rotation. Indeed, the return to regular first-team football has seen the 27-year-old recapture the form that once brought him Champions League football and four England caps. For Huddlestone, it simply is a question of confidence. "Last season it felt like it was only the cup games I was really playing in, the biggest thing here is the added 10-15 per cent of confidence, knowing you're likely to play next week unless you have a really bad game," he said. "You might try things that if you are a bit nervous about being in the team you maybe wouldn't and when you're confident they can come off. "I feel confident in the way I'm playing. Anybody will tell you if you that can add to your game: you maybe try a pass, or a shot, that without that confidence you wouldn't do. You would take the safer option and maybe go backwards and keep the ball. With the confidence you try things and hopefully they come off. You don't want to be overcautious with the ball. If you are not in the most confident frame of mind, sometimes you will just go side to side or backwards." Huddlestone's midfield partner Jake Livermore is a certainty to miss the match due to the terms of his loan from Spurs, while Allan McGregor, Curtis Davies and Maynor Figueroa are also due a break. Steve Harper is on hand to stand in for McGregor in goal, with Paul McShane, Abdoulaye Faye, Stephen Quinn and Matty Fryatt among the outfield alternatives.

Formation:4231Manager: Aitor Karanka

Middlesbrough

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Bruce

Hull

  • Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
  • Jozsef Varga
  • Ben Gibson
  • Rhys Williams
  • George Friend
  • Grant Leadbitter
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Emmanuel Ledesma
  • Marvin Emnes
  • Luke Williams
  • Curtis Main
  • SUBS
  • Frazer Richardson
  • Jacob Butterfield
  • Lukas Jutkiewicz
  • Seb Hines
  • Albert Adomah
  • Connor Ripley
  • Richard Smallwood

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