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  • Date:16 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Boyd (52)
  • Somma (11) Becchio (62)
Goal!

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94:11 +4.11

Kris Boyd takes a shot. Andy Hughes gets a block in.

92:00 +2.00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

91:27 +1.27

Gary O'Neil concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Howson. Direct free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.

89:24

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary O'Neil.

88:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Gary O'Neil. Robert Snodgrass restarts play with the free kick.

87:11

Short corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line.

84:22

(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Leigh Bromby coming on for Amdy Faye.

80:24

Scott McDonald crosses the ball.

80:17

A cross is delivered by Scott McDonald, Paul Connolly manages to make a clearance.

78:23

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Jason Brown makes a save.

75:14

Handball by Luciano Becchio. Stephen McManus takes the direct free kick.

72:05

Richard Naylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Andy Halliday on for Mickael Tavares. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick.

71:13

Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, Jason Brown makes a save.

70:43

Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil, Matthew Bates takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown.

70:29

Kris Boyd takes a shot. Neill Collins gets a block in.

69:49

Luciano Becchio concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen McManus. Free kick taken by David Wheater.

68:25

Luciano Becchio takes a shot.

67:49

Unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Matthew Bates results in a free kick. Jason Brown restarts play with the free kick.

64:52

Foul by Gary O'Neil on Richard Naylor, free kick awarded. Tarmo Kink leaves the field to be replaced by Leroy Lita. Jason Brown restarts play with the free kick.

63:14

Julio Arca challenges Robert Snodgrass unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass takes the direct free kick.

62:07

Luciano Becchio finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-2 Leeds.Assist on the goal came from Bradley Johnson.

56:12

The ball is crossed by Nicky Bailey.

54:21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Naylor by Scott McDonald. Neill Collins restarts play with the free kick.

52:01

Kris Boyd fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Leeds.The assist for the goal came from Matthew Bates.

49:14

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen McManus.

48:42

The ball is delivered by Tarmo Kink.

46:50

Kris Boyd has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

46:24 +1.24

Jonathan Howson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick.

45:46

The offside flag is raised against Davide Somma. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

45:21 +0.21

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by David Wheater. Paul Connolly takes the direct free kick.

44:34

Corner taken by Gary O'Neil.

43:58

Bradley Johnson is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

41:54

Davide Somma takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

38:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Neill Collins. Tarmo Kink fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

38:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Luciano Becchio. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

37:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Julio Arca. (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Bradley Johnson coming on for Sanchez Watt. Jason Brown takes the free kick.

36:30

Foul by Amdy Faye on Nicky Bailey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.

34:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Julio Arca. Paul Connolly restarts play with the free kick.

33:37

Andy Hughes joins the action as a substitute, replacing George McCartney.

31:31

Tarmo Kink produces a cross, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Kris Boyd misses to the right of the target.

31:11

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tarmo Kink by Sanchez Watt. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick.

29:30

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line played to the near post, Kris Boyd makes a clearance.

28:38

Julio Arca challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from right wing, clearance made by David Wheater.

27:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Bailey on Paul Connolly. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Paul Connolly, Mickael Tavares manages to make a clearance.

27:16

Nicky Bailey takes a shot. Jason Brown makes a save.

26:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Gary O'Neil. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.

25:48

Outswinging corner from right by-line crossed in by Gary O'Neil.

25:39

The ball is sent over by Scott McDonald, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.

24:13

Mickael Tavares crosses the ball, Kris Boyd has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

19:51

Gary O'Neil produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

18:05

Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown.

16:58

Nicky Bailey sends in a cross, clearance by Neill Collins.

15:04

George McCartney produces a cross, Gary O'Neil manages to make a clearance.

14:32

Corner taken by Jonathan Howson, clearance made by David Wheater.

11:27

A goal is scored by Davide Somma from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Leeds.Assist by Sanchez Watt.

10:10

The assistant referee flags for offside against Nicky Bailey. Free kick taken by Jason Brown.

9:58

The ball is swung over by Mickael Tavares, Paul Connolly manages to make a clearance.

9:24

Amdy Faye handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

8:15

Corner from left by-line crossed in by Robert Snodgrass.

8:04

Davide Somma takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen McManus.

6:50

Shot from just outside the box by Nicky Bailey misses to the right of the goal.

6:29

Tarmo Kink delivers the ball, blocked by George McCartney.

3:30

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

2:14

The offside flag is raised against Davide Somma. Julio Arca takes the free kick.

1:24

Jonathan Howson produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

1:10

George McCartney crosses the ball, blocked by Matthew Bates.

The match begins.

The second half begins.

It is the end of the first-half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Robson sits it out Middlesbrough midfielder Barry Robson will sit out the npower Championship clash with Leeds through suspension. Robson begins a three-match ban after being dismissed late in the club's 2-2 home draw with Portsmouth a fortnight ago for elbowing Aaron Mokoena and will miss the games against Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Norwich. Skipper Gary O'Neil has recovered from a tight hamstring, but Senegal international Mickael Tavares is battling a virus. Justin Hoyte is close to returning from a hamstring injury, while Kevin Thomson hopes to be available after limping off just five minutes into his return from a fractured fibula against Pompey. Jonathan Franks (herniated disc), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain on the casualty list. Leeds will be without suspended defender Alex Bruce and goalkeeper Shane Higgs. But Simon Grayson's squad could be boosted by the return of several first-team players, with Paul Connolly back in contention following a hamstring injury, while Lloyd Sam, Fede Bessone, Aidy White, Ross McCormack and Leigh Bromby all proved their fitness in the reserves in midweek. Bruce was sent off in the defeat at former club Ipswich last time out and must serve a one-game ban, while Higgs was replaced by on-loan Blackburn goalkeeper Jason Brown after sustaining a hamstring injury. First-choice goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has been sidelined since the end of August with a foot injury and has an outside chance of returning to the bench. Grayson must decide whether to stick with holding midfielder Amdy Faye, who made his debut in the defeat at Ipswich, while Adam Clayton, Max Gradel, Sanchez Watt and Andrew Hughes are all hoping for places in the starting line-up.

Formation:442Manager: Gordon Strachan

Middlesbrough

Formation: 442Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

  • Jason Steele
  • Matthew Bates
  • David Wheater
  • Stephen McManus
  • Julio Arca
  • Nicky Bailey
  • Mickael Tavares
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Tarmo Kink
  • Scott McDonald
  • Kris Boyd
  • SUBS
  • Danny Coyne
  • Leroy Lita
  • Lee Miller
  • Andy Halliday
  • Tony McMahon
  • Joe Bennett
  • Richard Smallwood

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Match Report

Strachan woes continue Pressure is mounting on Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan after his team suffered a 2-1 npower Championship defeat at the hands of Leeds at the Riverside. A crescendo of boos from the home supporters greeted the final whistle, while jubilant United fans celebrated their team rising to ninth in the table in manager Simon Grayson's 100th match in charge. Boro were widely tipped to launch a promotion push under Strachan's stewardship but find themselves languishing in 20th - one point above the drop zone - after another damaging loss. Davide Somma needed just 12 minutes to open the scoring and despite Kris Boyd's second-half leveller, Luciano Becchio lashed in a fine volley as United earned a deserved win. Gary O'Neil shook off a hamstring problem to return for the home side, while Leeds were without the suspended Alex Bruce and keeper Kasper Schmeichel. The two teams paid tribute to Malcolm Allison with a minute's applause prior to kick-off following the late Boro boss' death this week. Even though this was the hosts' biggest crowd of the season, red seats were aplenty at the Riverside following the Teeside club's underwhelming start to campaign. And they began on the backfoot as Jonny Howson powered into the box and drove a shot over the bar, before Robert Snodgrass sent a daisy-cutter into the hands of Jason Steele. Nicky Bailey miscued a volley horribly wide and the comedy continued when United midfielder Amdy Faye inexplicably caught the ball in the box after mistakenly hearing a whistle from referee Chris Foy. It took the Whites just 12 minutes to earn reward for the bright opening when Somma swung a left leg at Sanchez Watt's deflected centre to send the ball past Steele's despairing hand. Scott McDonald and O'Neil fired in shots that failed to trouble Jason Brown as Strachan's players struggled to create, although Boyd should have done better when he evaded the attentions of Neill Collins to head wide. Somma ought to have played in Luciano Becchio when two-on-one just before half-time, but the striker opted to shoot despite his colleague being unmarked on the edge of the box. Middlesbrough improved after the break and Boyd found his range to grab an equaliser, getting in-front of Richard Naylor to prod in the 53rd minute leveller from Matthew Bates' inviting cross. Leeds rallied and they restored their advantage 10 minutes later in emphatic fashion when Becchio sent a stunning left-foot volley in off the post from Bradley Johnson's clever cut-back. The Argentinian was brimming with confidence and he cracked a shot off the crossbar with Grayson's team threatening to put the game out of sight. Boro put in a late rally in search of an equaliser but seldom tested Brown as Leeds left with all three points.

Form Guide

    LWWLLD
  • Middlesbrough
  • VS
  • Leeds
  • WLDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 09/12/1989
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 23/08/1989
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 28/12/1987
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 19/09/1987
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 15/03/1986
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 12/10/1985

Top Scorers

Middlesbrough

  • K Boyd 2
  • T Kink 2
  • B Robson 1
  • S McDonald 1
  • L Lita 1
  • M Bates 1
  • D Wheater 1

Leeds

  • D Somma 5
  • L Becchio 3
  • L Sam 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • R Snodgrass 1
  • A Bruce 1
  • J Howson 1

Goals

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 29
    • Goals per game 11
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Leeds

    • Total goals 34
    • Goals per game 16
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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