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  • Date:01 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:15,341
  • McDonald (50)
  • Adebola (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:49 +2.49

Robert Earnshaw is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Seb Hines.

91:54 +1.54

Dele Adebola finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Nottm Forest.

90:05 +0.05

Joe Bennett challenges Paul Anderson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

88:34

A cross is delivered by Chris Cohen.

87:51

Barry Robson is shown a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Gunter.

86:59

A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter, Dele Adebola takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

85:43

The referee gives a free kick against Chris Cohen for handball. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.

85:04

The referee cautions Garath McCleary for unsporting behaviour. Dele Adebola concedes a free kick for a foul on Seb Hines. Seb Hines restarts play with the free kick.

84:15

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Scott McDonald goes wide of the right-hand upright.

83:14

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson.

82:58

Barry Robson takes a shot. Luke Chambers gets a block in.

82:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seb Hines by Dele Adebola. Seb Hines takes the direct free kick.

81:15

Foul by Nicky Bailey on Garath McCleary, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.

79:36

Andrew Taylor produces a cross, clearance made by Wes Morgan.

78:35

Paul McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Bailey. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.

76:58

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Chris Gunter.

76:43

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Chris Gunter from the left by-line, clearance made by Andrew Taylor.

76:15

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Blocked by Wes Morgan.

75:19

Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

75:12

The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett.

74:09

Chris Cohen challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Seb Hines.

73:05

Foul by Dele Adebola on Seb Hines, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

72:37

The offside flag is raised against Leroy Lita. Paul McKenna takes the indirect free kick.

70:32

The referee penalises Scott McDonald for handball. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

66:29

Tony McMahon is booked. (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Dele Adebola coming on for David McGoldrick. Tony McMahon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter. Chris Gunter takes the free kick.

65:18

Joe Bennett crosses the ball, Wes Morgan makes a clearance.

64:31

Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, Paul McKenna manages to make a clearance.

64:20

Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

63:45

Scott McDonald produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.

61:35

Foul by Garath McCleary on Nicky Bailey, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

60:01

Paul Anderson comes on in place of Lewis McGugan.

58:07

The official flags Leroy Lita offside. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

57:20

Wes Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.

57:11

The ball is crossed by Brendan Moloney.

55:12

Julio Arca goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.

54:06

Garath McCleary sends in a cross.

53:49

The ball is crossed by Brendan Moloney, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.

52:06

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Garath McCleary played to the near post, clearance made by Joe Bennett.

50:26

Scott McDonald grabs a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Nottm Forest.Assist on the goal came from Julio Arca.

48:44

Joe Bennett fouled by Garath McCleary, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

48:28

Seb Hines takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

47:47 +2.47

Luke Chambers crosses the ball.

47:35

Paul McKenna challenges Barry Robson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.

47:32 +2.32

The ball is swung over by Chris Gunter, Barry Robson gets a block in.

47:10

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp.

46:30 +1.30

Corner taken by Barry Robson, Lee Camp makes a save.

45:47 +0.47

Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, clearance made by Wes Morgan.

45:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Wes Morgan. Tony McMahon has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Lee Camp.

44:53

The ball is sent over by David McGoldrick, Tony McMahon makes a clearance.

43:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Paul McKenna. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

43:46

The ball is crossed by Andrew Taylor, Brendan Moloney manages to make a clearance.

43:14

A cross is delivered by Chris Cohen, clearance made by Tony McMahon.

41:38

Foul by Barry Robson on Luke Chambers, free kick awarded. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

40:48

Leroy Lita delivers the ball, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.

40:25

Tony McMahon fouled by Garath McCleary, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

39:29

The assistant referee signals for offside against Robert Earnshaw. Jonathan Grounds restarts play with the free kick.

38:28

Corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line, Leroy Lita has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

38:04

Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, Brendan Moloney makes a clearance.

37:54

Andrew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

37:14

Brendan Moloney replaces Joel Lynch. Short corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line.

34:47

Paul McKenna produces a cross. The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Earnshaw. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

34:26

Joe Bennett crosses the ball.

29:53

Jonathan Grounds challenges Robert Earnshaw unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Cohen takes the direct free kick.

29:22

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Garath McCleary goes wide of the left-hand post.

29:09

The ball is crossed by Lewis McGugan, clearance by Nicky Bailey.

29:01

Joe Bennett produces a cross, clearance made by Luke Chambers.

28:02

The referee blows for offside against Robert Earnshaw. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

26:34

The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett, save by Lee Camp.

25:31

Luke Chambers gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

24:54

Tony McMahon challenges Garath McCleary unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joel Lynch.

23:15

The referee blows for offside. Luke Chambers takes the free kick.

22:51

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Garath McCleary. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

22:42

The ball is swung over by Joel Lynch.

20:55

Chris Cohen fouled by Jonathan Grounds, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Gunter sends in a cross, Luke Chambers has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide right of the goal.

18:49

Effort on goal by Leroy Lita from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

13:33

Centre by Chris Cohen, clearance made by Jonathan Grounds.

12:58

David McGoldrick takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

11:25

Joe Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Cohen. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan.

10:50

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

10:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Chambers on Barry Robson. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.

9:58

Unfair challenge on Julio Arca by Paul McKenna results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

9:22

Barry Robson takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

9:00

Julio Arca takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.

4:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Leroy Lita on Lewis McGugan. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan.

3:06

Robert Earnshaw produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

Match Preview

Mowbray facing defensive headache Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray is facing a fresh defensive crisis ahead of the npower Championship clash with Nottingham Forest. With Matthew Bates already sidelined by a torn hamstring, loan signing Andrew Davies has been ruled out with a hamstring strain and Seb Hines is struggling with a dead leg. If Hines makes it, he is likely to be partnered by Jonathan Grounds or German newcomer Maximilian Haas, who made his debut as a substitute during Saturday's 3-0 home defeat by leaders QPR, while the pair could link up if he does not. Jonathan Franks is likely to miss out after turning an ankle and, while Willo Flood (dislocated kneecap), Rhys Williams (pelvis)and Mickael Tavares (fractured toe), are nearing returns, the game could come too soon for all three. In addition, Danny Coyne (hernia surgery), Justin Hoyte (hamstring), Stephen McManus and Luke Williams (both ankle ligaments) and Kevin Thomson (hairline fibula fracture) are all still out. Nottingham Forest have no new problems ahead of the trip. On-loan defender Paul Konchesky and forward Nathan Tyson are likely to remain sidelined after missing the goalless draw at Millwall on Saturday with hamstring and ankle injuries respectively. The long-term absences of Kelvin Wilson, Guy Moussi, Dexter Blackstock and Robbie Findley leave boss Billy Davies with limited options should he wish to make changes. Garath McCleary could be in line to start after impressing from the bench at The Den while fellow forwards Dele Adebola, Marcus Tudgay, Robert Earnshaw and Dele Adebola are also available for recalls. The game at the Riverside is Forest`s game in hand on their promotion rivals and victory would move Davies` side to within a point of second-placed Swansea.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

Formation: 442Manager: Billy Davies

Nottm Forest

  • Jason Steele
  • Tony McMahon
  • Seb Hines
  • Jonathan Grounds
  • Joe Bennett
  • Barry Robson
  • Nicky Bailey
  • Julio Arca
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Scott McDonald
  • Leroy Lita
  • SUBS
  • Connor Ripley
  • Maximilian Haas
  • Merouane Zemmama
  • Kris Boyd
  • Tarmo Kink
  • Marvin Emnes
  • Richard Smallwood

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Match Report

Last-gasp Adebola snatches point Dele Adebola bundled home a late equaliser as promotion-chasing Nottingham Forest extended their remarkable unbeaten run at Middlesbrough with a 1-1 draw. Forest looked set to suffer a first defeat on Teesside in 28 years when Scott McDonald fired the hosts ahead in the 51st minute. Goalkeeper Lee Camp pulled off a series of fine saves to keep the visitors in the game, however, and his efforts were rewarded in the 92nd minute as Adebola pounced on a loose ball to scramble the ball past Jason Steele from eight yards. Forest move up to fourth in the npower Championship table as a result and now sit three points behind second-placed Swansea. Boro, meanwhile, remain 20th and will wonder how they failed to convert a much-improved second-half display into three points. Jonathan Grounds replaced the injured Andrew Davies in the home side's defence, while Marvin Emnes dropped to the bench to accommodate the return of midfielder Barry Robson, who captained the side. Forest boss Billy Davies also made two changes, with Garath McCleary and Robert Earnshaw coming in for Paul Anderson and Radoslaw Majewski. Earnshaw saw an early effort fly wide before Middlesbrough tested Camp twice within the space of 30 seconds in the 10th minute. Julio Arca's powerful 20-yard strike was beaten away by the 26-year-old keeper, who then saved comfortably after Robson had tried his luck from a similar position. David McGoldrick forced Steele into action soon after and centre-half Luke Chambers volleyed over from Chris Cohen's free-kick as the visitors looked to settle into their stride. Clear-cut chances were in short supply as the half wore on, however, with both sides lacking a cutting edge in the final third. Forest were forced into a change in the 38th minute when left-back Joel Lynch picked up an injury and was replaced by Brendon Moloney. Middlesbrough's Andrew Taylor livened up proceedings moments later with a stinging drive from the edge of the box, but Camp reacted well to palm the ball behind for a corner. The highly-rated stopper made another fine save from Tony McMahon's curling free-kick early in the second half and also denied Leroy Lita from 12 yards. Yet Boro soon gained reward for their pressure as McDonald fired home his eighth goal of the season, the Australian finishing coolly at the back post after Arca had failed to connect cleanly with Robson's right-wing cross. McDonald almost added a second in the 64th minute following Lita's flick-on and Taylor stung the palms of Camp once again with another thunderous left-footed shot. Camp blocked a third effort from Taylor 11 minutes later, while Forest saw appeals for a penalty turned down when Arca blocked Chris Gunter's cross amid shouts for handball. Robson looked to have added a second for Boro in the closing stages, but his deflected effort clipped the outside of the post. Forest then snatched a somewhat fortuitous point as substitute Adebola, on for McGoldrick, levelled with seconds remaining.

Form Guide

    DWLLWL
  • Middlesbrough
  • VS
  • Nottm Forest
  • WDLWDD

Last Meetings

  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 19/10/2010
  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 20/02/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Nottm Forest
  • 21/11/2009
  • Nottm Forest
  • 4 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 01/03/1998
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 26/11/1997
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 2
  • Nottm Forest
  • 02/04/1994

Top Scorers

Middlesbrough

  • L Lita 7
  • K Boyd 6
  • S McDonald 5
  • T Kink 3
  • B Robson 2
  • T McMahon 2
  • M Bates 2
  • M Emnes 1
  • J Grounds 1

Nottm Forest

  • L McGugan 9
  • R Earnshaw 6
  • M Tudgay 5
  • D Blackstock 4
  • L Chambers 3
  • C Cohen 2
  • D McGoldrick 2
  • R Majewski 2
  • P McKenna 1
  • P Konchesky 1
  • N Tyson 1
  • W Morgan 1
  • P Anderson 1
  • G McCleary 1

Goals

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 39
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 90
    • Goals per game 44
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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