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Kyle Naughton booked for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Kyle Naughton on Joe Bennett, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Tony McMahon.
Goal scored by Stephen McManus from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 3-3 Leicester.Outswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon from the right by-line, assist by Tony McMahon.
The ball is sent over by Marvin Emnes.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Souleymane Bamba.
The referee blows for offside against Tony McMahon. Free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal from close range that bounces off the post.
Angelo Miguel Vitor challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Bennett takes the direct free kick.
Martyn Waghorn comes on in place of Diomansy Kamara. Seb Hines concedes a free kick for a foul on Darius Vassell. Direct free kick taken by Richie Wellens.
Rhys Williams goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Rhys Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Wellens. Richie Wellens takes the free kick.
The official flags Diomansy Kamara offside. Free kick taken by Scott McDonald.
Richie Wellens shown a yellow card. Richie Wellens challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Rhys Williams restarts play with the free kick.
Angelo Miguel Vitor is brought on as a substitute for Ayegbeni Yakubu.
The ball is crossed by Kyle Naughton, Seb Hines manages to make a clearance.
Jeffrey Bruma is sent off by the referee for second bookable offence. The referee penalises Matt Oakley for handball. Corner taken by Tony McMahon. A save by Chris Weale from penalty by Julio Arca. Middlesbrough 2-3 Leicester.
Inswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon from the left by-line, Souleymane Bamba manages to make a clearance.
Paul Gallagher leaves the field to be replaced by Yuki Abe. Stephen McManus is brought on as a substitute for Andrew Davies. Tarmo Kink comes on in place of Andrew Taylor.
Corner from right by-line taken by Paul Gallagher.
The ball is delivered by Darius Vassell, blocked by Joe Bennett.
Paul Gallagher concedes a free kick for a foul on Julio Arca. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.
Matt Oakley concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Williams. Merouane Zemmama has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Tony McMahon crosses the ball, Matt Oakley makes a clearance.
Shot by Paul Gallagher. Paul Smith makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Patrick Van Aanholt.
Patrick Van Aanholt produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Merouane Zemmama is brought on as a substitute for Richard Smallwood.
Richie Wellens takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
Paul Gallagher takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith. Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul Gallagher, Rhys Williams makes a clearance.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.
Foul by Julio Arca on Patrick Van Aanholt, free kick awarded. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the direct free kick.
Diomansy Kamara challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
Rhys Williams finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-3 Leicester.Julio Arca provided the assist for the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Andrew Taylor. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
A cross is delivered by Julio Arca, Marvin Emnes takes a shot.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the left by-line.
Ayegbeni Yakubu finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-3 Leicester.
Ayegbeni Yakubu fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-2 Leicester.Diomansy Kamara goes into the referee's book. Corner taken by Paul Gallagher played to the near post. Jeffrey Bruma provided the assist for the goal.
Darius Vassell delivers the ball, clearance made by Andrew Davies. Diomansy Kamara takes a shot. Save by Paul Smith. Shot on goal by Richie Wellens from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Long range effort by Marvin Emnes goes wide right of the net.
Darius Vassell receives a yellow card. Foul by Darius Vassell on Joe Bennett, free kick awarded. Tony McMahon takes the free kick.
Foul by Tony McMahon on Richie Wellens, free kick awarded. Patrick Van Aanholt takes the direct free kick.
The referee cautions Jeffrey Bruma for dissent. Marvin Emnes fouled by Jeffrey Bruma, the ref awards a free kick. Tony McMahon produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Richard Smallwood, Effort from inside the area by Scott McDonald misses to the right of the target.
Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Chris Weale.
Richie Wellens has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Andrew Taylor, Scott McDonald has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Scott McDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.
Drilled right-footed shot by Patrick Van Aanholt. Save made by Chris Weale. Corner taken by Paul Gallagher, Jeffrey Bruma takes a shot. Save made by Paul Smith.
Ayegbeni Yakubu is cautioned by the ref for dissent. Seb Hines fouled by Ayegbeni Yakubu, the ref awards a free kick. Andrew Davies takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott McDonald on Souleymane Bamba. Direct free kick taken by Souleymane Bamba.
Andrew Davies fouled by Ayegbeni Yakubu, the ref awards a free kick. Seb Hines restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the left by-line, clearance by Patrick Van Aanholt.
Patrick Van Aanholt sends in a cross, Paul Smith makes a save.
Goal scored by Marvin Emnes from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Leicester.Assist by Richard Smallwood.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Darius Vassell. Free kick taken by Paul Smith.
Foul by Ayegbeni Yakubu on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andrew Davies.
Goal scored by Ayegbeni Yakubu from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Leicester.Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Patrick Van Aanholt. Paul Gallagher delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing. Richie Wellens provided the assist for the goal.
Diomansy Kamara has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
Ayegbeni Yakubu produces a cross, clearance by Seb Hines.
Hines hands Boro boost
Middlesbrough defender Seb Hines is winning his battle to be fit for the clash with Leicester.
The 22-year-old missed the 2-1 victory over Watford at the Riverside Stadium with an ankle injury but is hopeful of returning as Boro look to ease themselves further clear of the drop zone.
Midfielder Willo Flood, who suffered a fractured kneecap in the opening game of the season, played 59 minutes for the reserves in midweek after shaking off a thigh strain he sustained earlier in his comeback and he hopes to play again this season.
Jonathan Franks (ankle) and Kevin Thomson (hairline leg fracture) are both back in light training, while Matthew Bates (torn hamstring) is expected to join them next week.
However, Leroy Lita and Justin Hoyte (both hamstring), Jason Steele (torn side muscle) and Luke Williams (ankle ligaments) remain on the sidelines.
Diomansy Kamara could make his Leicester debut.
The Senegal striker joined Sven-Goran Eriksson`s side on loan from Fulham during the international break.
He will challenge former Boro striker Yakubu, Darius Vassell and Martyn Waghorn for a starting role.
Eriksson`s attacking options could be boosted further by the return to fitness of Steve Howard. The veteran is vying to make his comeback from a 10-week absence with ankle ligament damage and could be included on the bench.
Defenders Bruno Berner and Miguel Vitor, midfielder Matt Oakley and winger Lloyd Dyer are also options for Eriksson, whose Manchester City side were thrashed 8-1 by Boro on his last visit to the Riverside in May 2008.
Patrick van Aanholt (thigh) is closing in on a return but this game looks like coming too soon for the on-loan Chelsea defender.
McManus denies Yakubu treble glory
Ayegbeni Yakubu's hat-trick was not enough for 10-man play-off chasing Leicester as Stephen McManus' injury-time header secured Middlesbrough a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Riverside.
Former Middlesbrough man Yakubu put Leicester 2-1 in front at half-time with close-range finishes on five minutes and in injury time with Marvin Emnes replying for Boro.
The on-loan Everton forward netted his third four minutes into the second half before Rhys Williams made it 3-2 with a 25-yard shot.
The Foxes looked like hanging on for the win with goalkeeper Chris Weale saving Julio Arca's penalty despite City playing out the last 13 minutes with 10 men after Jeffrey Bruma was sent off before McManus nodded home.
Despite not picking up all three points, Sven-Goran Eriksson's men moved to within four points of the top six whereas Boro, now unbeaten in four, remain nine points clear of the drop zone.
Leicester made the better start and created their first chance after two minutes with debutant Diomansy Kamara heading over from 10 yards.
The Foxes then took the lead when Richie Wellens' cross from the right was tapped in by Yakubu.
However, their lead only lasted nine minutes as Boro equalised against the run of play.
Patrick Van Aanholt's poor pass to Matt Oakley resulted in him being robbed by Richard Smallwood who played in Emnes for a smart finish across Weale from 12 yards.
The away side nearly regained their lead after 25 minutes. Wellens squared to Yakubu but this time his bundled effort was cleared by Andrew Davies.
Van Aanholt then almost made up for his earlier mistake as his shot was well saved by home goalkeeper Paul Smith.
More Leicester defensive mistakes almost let in Scott McDonald, Weale coming to the rescue before Boro came close again 11 minutes before half-time, Smallwood missing when well placed
But the Foxes then made it 2-1 in first-half stoppage time as Paul Gallagher's corner was headed back across goal by Bruma for Yakubu to poke home his second.
Leicester started the second period as they began the match with Gallagher's flick-on finding Kamara whose shot was kept out by Smith.
They did not have to wait long for their third goal though with Yakubu completing his hat-trick after 49 minutes as he latched on to Vassell's ball over the top before beating Smith from 12 yards.
Boro were back in it six minutes later through Rhys Williams who flicked the ball up before volleying into the bottom corner from 25 yards.
Substitute Merouane Zemmama came agonisingly close to making it 3-3 on 65 minutes with a 30-yard free-kick that hit the post.
They were then awarded a penalty following Bruma's handball but Arca's spot-kick on 76 minutes was tipped over by Weale before Bruma was sent off for a second yellow card.
Emnes then hit the upright and it did not look like being Tony Mowbray's side's day until McManus' powerful last-gasp header from Tony McMahon's corner.
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