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Centre by Alex Nimely, Grant Leadbitter manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by Faris Haroun, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Jimmy Bullard, Carl Ikeme makes a save.
Michael Chopra takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Bates.
Daryl Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey. Free kick taken by Matthew Bates.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony McMahon on Jason Scotland. Daryl Murphy on for Jason Scotland. Free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.
Barry Robson leaves the field to be replaced by Alex Nimely. Justin Hoyte leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Thomson.
Justin Hoyte delivers the ball, Close range headed effort by Scott McDonald misses to the right of the goal.
Centre by Tony McMahon, Danny Collins makes a clearance.
Tony McMahon takes a shot. Danny Collins gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line, clearance made by Danny Collins.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Scott McDonald. Ibrahima Sonko takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Danny Collins, clearance made by Matthew Bates.
Grant Leadbitter fouled by Nicky Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Cresswell has an effort direct from the free kick.
Barry Robson takes a corner.
Nicky Bailey sends in a cross, Danny Collins gets a block in.
The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Keith Andrews.
The ball is swung over by Tony McMahon, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
The official flags Michael Chopra offside. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Grant Leadbitter. Carl Ikeme takes the indirect free kick.
Danny Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carl Ikeme. Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Jimmy Bullard, save made by Carl Ikeme.
Jason Scotland takes a shot. Justin Hoyte gets a block in.
Corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
Scott McDonald takes a shot. Ibrahima Sonko gets a block in.
Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme.
Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
Corner from left by-line taken by Tony McMahon.
Joe Bennett produces a cross, Ibrahima Sonko makes a clearance.
Scott McDonald has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Nicky Bailey concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Leadbitter. Jimmy Bullard produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ibrahima Sonko on Scott McDonald. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
The ball is crossed by Carlos Edwards.
Shot from just outside the area by Justin Hoyte misses to the left of the target.
Corner taken short by Jimmy Bullard.
Foul by Faris Haroun on Grant Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Lee Bowyer takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Ibrahima Sonko.
Jason Scotland produces a left-footed shot from just inside the penalty area and strikes the post.
Nicky Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Scotland. Jimmy Bullard takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Scott McDonald, Faris Haroun has a headed effort at goal from just inside the penalty area that misses to the left of the target.
The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett, Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Aaron Cresswell. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
Lee Bowyer produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Outswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, clearance made by Nicky Bailey.
Lee Bowyer takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Bates.
Jason Scotland concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
Barry Robson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Outswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.
Michael Chopra takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Carl Ikeme.
Corner crossed in by Jimmy Bullard, clearance made by Rhys Williams.
The ball is delivered by Aaron Cresswell, blocked by Barry Robson.
The official flags Scott McDonald offside. David Stockdale takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is sent over by Carlos Edwards.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Faris Haroun by Keith Andrews. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett.
The ball is sent over by Keith Andrews, Ibrahima Sonko has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard.
The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.
Joe Bennett takes a shot and went wide left of the net.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bowyer by Barry Robson. Free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.
Barry Robson takes a shot. Keith Andrews gets a block in.
Foul by Rhys Williams on Keith Andrews, free kick awarded. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Lee Bowyer. Barry Robson has an effort direct from the free kick, comfortable save by David Stockdale.
Handball by Jason Scotland. Carl Ikeme restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, clearance made by Ibrahima Sonko.
Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line to the near post, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Cresswell.
The referee blows for offside. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.
Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Edwards. Joe Bennett is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by Michael Chopra.
Marvin Emnes is ruled offside. David Stockdale restarts play with the free kick.
Emnes in line for return
Leading scorer Marvin Emnes is expected to return to the Middlesbrough side for their npower clash with Ipswich.
The striker was rested for Tuesday night's Carling Cup third round defeat at Crystal Palace but should get the chance to add to his tally of eight goals against Town.
Full-back Joe Bennett is available after suspension following his sending-off in the league game at Palace last Saturday.
Malaury Martin missed out in midweek through illness and his condition is being assessed, while Seb Hines (knee) and Jason Steele (fractured wrist) continue to work their way back to full fitness.
However, Jonathan Franks (dislocated shoulder) could be out for up to 12 weeks after undergoing surgery.
Ibrahima Sonko faces an uphill battle to be fit for Ipswich.
The centre-back was withdrawn after just 35 minutes of Monday's 3-0 win over Coventry nursing a knee ligament strain but will be given as much time as possible ahead of the Riverside clash.
Damien Delaney stepped in to replace Sonko and the Irishman will compete with fit-again Ivar Ingimarsson to partner Danny Collins at the heart of defence.
Winger Lee Martin has now completed his three-match suspension but will also face a late check having struggled over the last couple of days with tonsillitis.
Midfielder Mark Kennedy has missed the last two matches with a calf problem and is not yet ready for first-team action having suffered a setback in his recovery.
Sonko's fitness battle aside, manager Paul Jewell will be hard pushed to make changes to the XI who convincingly brushed aside Coventry to record only Town`s second win amid a string of five defeats.
Boro held up by Tractor Boys
Middlesbrough maintained their unbeaten start to the npower Championship campaign but missed out on the chance to return to the top of the table following their goalless draw with Ipswich.
Both sides had multiple chances in an entertaining second half but neither side could force a breakthrough with Boro failing to score for the first time in 21 games.
The hosts had recorded clean sheets in their last two league outings but Ibrahima Sonko should have opened the scoring for Ipswich in the 20th minute.
Republic of Ireland international Keith Andrews fooled the Boro defence by lifting the ball into Sonko rather than shooting, but the giant centre-half directed his header wide from just four yards out.
The visitors, who have not won on their travels since the opening game of the season, had an even better chance to take the lead 11 minutes before half-time through Michael Chopra.
Carlos Edwards picked out Chopra with a right-wing cross and the striker seemed certain to volley home from three yards out, but Boro goalkeeper Carl Ikeme stood tall and the ball cannoned off him and over the bar.
Middlesbrough were struggling to carve out goalscoring opportunities despite their intricate midfield passing.
They did come close just before half-time when Barry Robson fired wide. Justin Hoyte's cross evaded Scott McDonald but Marvin Emnes worked it to Robson, and the Scot nearly picked out the bottom corner with a left-footed effort.
The Tractor Boys began the second period in the ascendancy and they completed a hat-trick of near misses when Jason Scotland struck a post in the 51st minute.
The hosts' defence backed off the forward and he unleashed a venomous drive with minimal backlift from the edge of the box which beat Ikeme at his near post but slammed against a post.
Ipswich continued to press and Jimmy Bullard's free-kick had Ikeme scrambling across his line, yet the ball went went narrowly wide.
With in-form striker Emnes having a quiet afternoon, it was McDonald who appeared intent on maintaining Boro's impressive scoring run, which had seen them net in each of the previous 20 games.
McDonald's shot from the edge of the box was turned away by Town's on-loan goalkeeper David Stockdale and Danny Collins cleared the ball away with Faris Haroun ready to pounce.
At the other end, Scotland went close again. Stockdale's long throw found Chopra and he released his strike partner but his deflected shot fell just wide.
Ipswich survived a penalty shout when the home fans thought the ball struck Lee Bowyer's hand before Sonko made a vital intervention to deny a menacing counter-attack.
The lively McDonald then had another near miss in the 81st minute, heading into the side-netting following excellent work by Hoyte.
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