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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:21,882
Goal!

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94mins

Short corner taken by Grant Leadbitter from the left by-line.

93mins

Barry Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Walters. Free kick taken by Grant Leadbitter.

92mins

The referee blows for offside. Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.

92mins

Shot by Kevin Thomson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

89mins

Jack Ainsley joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Kennedy.

88mins

Barry Robson sends in a cross, clearance made by Gareth McAuley.

86mins

Scott McDonald produces a cross, save by Marton Fulop.

86mins

Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, Marton Fulop makes a save.

84mins

Julio Arca concedes a free kick for a foul on Reggie Lambe. Grant Leadbitter crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.

82mins

Tarmo Kink crosses the ball.

82mins

Foul by Jonathan Stead on Stephen McManus, free kick awarded. Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.

81mins

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.

80mins

Tarmo Kink produces a cross, save by Marton Fulop.

77mins

Goal scored by Jonathan Stead from the edge of the area to the top left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-3 Ipswich.Assist by Grant Leadbitter.

75mins

The ball is crossed by Tarmo Kink.

75mins

Kevin Thomson fouled by David Norris, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Bates restarts play with the free kick.

74mins

Jonathan Stead takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.

74mins

Tamas Priskin leaves the field to be replaced by Jonathan Stead.

73mins

Reggie Lambe has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

71mins

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, Header by David Wheater from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

71mins

Barry Robson fouled by David Norris, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.

68mins

Julio Arca crosses the ball.

66mins

Matthew Bates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters. Mark Kennedy takes the free kick.

64mins

Foul by Grant Leadbitter on Tarmo Kink, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson. Carlos Edwards leaves the field to be replaced by Reggie Lambe.

60mins

Tarmo Kink on for Justin Hoyte.

59mins

Shot by Julio Arca from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

57mins

Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Wheater. Direct free kick taken by Justin Hoyte.

56mins

Scott McDonald has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

55mins

Barry Robson takes the outswinging corner, Jonathan Walters manages to make a clearance.

54mins

Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, Tamas Priskin manages to make a clearance.

53mins

Barry Robson fouled by Mark Kennedy, the ref awards a free kick. Barry Robson restarts play with the free kick. Mark Kennedy is shown a yellow card.

51mins

Tamas Priskin finds the net with a headed goal from close range. Middlesbrough 1-2 Ipswich.The assist for the goal came from Carlos Edwards.

50mins

Tommy Smith finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Ipswich.

50mins

Centre by Mark Kennedy, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.

49mins

Julio Arca challenges Jaime Peters unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Kennedy. Julio Arca is cautioned.

49mins

Barry Robson sends in a cross.

48mins

Corner taken by Grant Leadbitter, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

47mins

Carlos Edwards takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.

47mins

Unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Grant Leadbitter results in a free kick. Kevin Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

46mins

David Wheater concedes a free kick for a foul on David Norris. Grant Leadbitter takes the free kick.

46mins

David Norris is penalised for a handball. The referee books David Norris for unsporting behaviour. Danny Coyne restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

Corner taken left-footed by Mark Kennedy from the right by-line, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

44mins

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot from long range which goes wide of the right-hand post.

43mins

The ball is delivered by Jaime Peters, clearance made by Justin Hoyte.

42mins

Justin Hoyte handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Grant Leadbitter takes the direct free kick.

41mins

Shot from outside the penalty box by Scott McDonald goes wide right of the goal.

38mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Bailey on David Norris. Mark Kennedy produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

38mins

Centre by Carlos Edwards, David Wheater makes a clearance.

36mins

Justin Hoyte fouled by Tamas Priskin, the ref awards a free kick. Tamas Priskin booked for unsporting behaviour. Danny Coyne takes the direct free kick.

35mins

Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Hyam. Mark Kennedy takes the direct free kick.

34mins

Shot on goal by Kris Boyd from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

33mins

Grant Leadbitter produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the target.

31mins

The ball is sent over by Luke Hyam.

31mins

Tamas Priskin takes a shot.

31mins

The official flags Scott McDonald offside. Marton Fulop restarts play with the free kick.

29mins

Corner taken by Mark Kennedy, Nicky Bailey makes a clearance.

29mins

Scott McDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marton Fulop takes the free kick.

27mins

A cross is delivered by Barry Robson.

25mins

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.

22mins

Scott McDonald finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Middlesbrough 1-0 Ipswich.Assist by Julio Arca.

22mins

The ball is sent over by Barry Robson.

21mins

Barry Robson fouled by Mark Kennedy, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Thomson restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.

20mins

The ball is delivered by Grant Leadbitter, save made by Danny Coyne.

16mins

The referee blows for offside against Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by Marton Fulop.

15mins

David Norris gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Direct free kick taken by Stephen McManus.

14mins

Carlos Edwards challenges Matthew Bates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Danny Coyne restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Jonathan Walters takes a shot. Save by Danny Coyne.

11mins

Julio Arca replaces Willo Flood.

9mins

Scott McDonald sends in a cross.

6mins

Willo Flood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Norris. Marton Fulop takes the free kick.

4mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tamas Priskin by David Wheater. David Norris crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

3mins

The ball is crossed by Carlos Edwards.

The referee gets the game underway.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview


New boys set for Boro bows

Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan could hand debuts to several players when his side open their campaign at home to Ipswich.

Strachan has invested heavily in the summer to bring in Nicky Bailey, Kris Boyd, Andy Halliday, Tarmo Kink, Stephen McManus and Kevin Thomson to the Riverside Stadium.

However, Strachan has revealed that injured midfielder Rhys Williams will be missing for several months as he undergoes rehab for a serious pelvic problem.

"We won't see Rhys until Christmas which is a huge blow for the player and for the club," said Strachan.

"He was one of our best players last season and was learning what it takes to be a top midfielder, so we'll miss him."

Meanwhile, Strachan has confirmed Mido, Didier Digard and Marvin Emnes will not be part of his squad this season and can leave the club.

Ipswich manager Roy Keane will hand a debut to goalkeeper Marton Fulop for the tough trip.

Fulop signed a two-year deal on Thursday after completing his move from Sunderland and will go straight into the starting XI at the Riverside.

Fellow new signing Mark Kennedy is poised to make his debut at left-back while Keane is considering handing a first start to midfielder Luke Hyam after the teenager impressed during pre-season.

Town`s most high-profile teenager Connor Wickham will not feature however as the striker is recuperating after injuring his ankle in training.

Defender Damien Delaney is another casualty for Keane. The Irishman was forced to endure two operations to remove a blood clot from his leg and is set for an extended lay-off.


Formation:442Manager: Roy Keane

Middlesbrough

Formation: 442Manager: Gordon Strachan

Ipswich

  • Danny Coyne
  • Matthew Bates
  • David Wheater
  • Stephen McManus
  • Justin Hoyte
  • Willo Flood
  • Nicky Bailey
  • Kevin Thomson
  • Barry Robson
  • Scott McDonald
  • Kris Boyd
  • SUBS
  • Jason Steele
  • Leroy Lita
  • Lee Miller
  • Julio Arca
  • Tarmo Kink
  • Luke Williams
  • Jonathan Grounds

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Match Report

Boro stunned by Tractor Boys Two second-half goals inside a minute from Tamas Priskin and Tommy Smith pushed Roy Keane's Ipswich to a superb 3-1 opening-day win away at Middlesbrough. The hosts were handed an early lead by Scott McDonald but never managed to assert their authority as Keane's men fought back with a quickfire double before Jon Stead added a third late on. Three debutants in both line-ups were evidence of summers of rebuilding but it was a January arrival from north of the border who netted the opener, despite a solid first 20 minutes for the visitors. Julio Arca - on as an 11th-minute substitute following an injury to Willo Flood - got the better of Mark Kennedy down the left before crossing for former Celtic striker McDonald, who was left in space just yards from goal and converted the simple tap-in. The early goal spurred Gordan Strachan's men on for more, but it was the visitors who came closest to finding the net in the remaining action of the first half. On the half-hour mark, Ipswich almost equalised as Priskin beat team-mate Carlos Edwards to head a David Norris cross against the crossbar from close range. Aside from a weak Kennedy free-kick, that was the last action of the first half. Immediately after the break, Ipswich were almost handed a penalty as David Wheater brought down Norris, but referee Tony Bates adjudged the contact to have taken place inches outside the 18-yard box. From the resulting set-piece, Edwards blasted an effort at goal which took a deflection on its way out for a goal kick. That was where the host's luck ran out, though, as just minutes later Keane's side secured the equaliser as Boro failed to clear their lines. Smith lashed one of several clearances back at goal to eventually find the net, this time with the deflection going in Ipswich's favour. That was on 50 minutes, and less than 60 seconds later the visitors were in the lead as under-fire Priskin opened his account for the campaign. The 24-year-old was criticised for his contribution last season but made a better start to this campaign, latching on to an Edwards cross and heading home into the bottom corner. Middlesbrough pushed for an equaliser but never really threatened and Stead - on as a 74th-minute substitute for Priskin - made the result safe with just over 10 minutes remaining, hitting a right-footed shot past Danny Coyne from just inside the area.

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