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The ball is delivered by Chris Gunter, clearance by Joe Bennett.
Robbie Findley takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.
The ball is delivered by Luke Chambers, Foul by Robbie Findley on Justin Hoyte, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
The ball is swung over by Andy Reid, clearance made by Richard Smallwood.
The offside flag is raised against Curtis Main. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Camp.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Curtis Main by Luke Chambers. Joe Bennett takes the direct free kick.
The ball is sent over by George Elokobi, Adlene Guedioura takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.
Andy Reid sends in a cross, Foul by Joel Lynch on Joe Bennett, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.
The ball is delivered by Julio Arca, clearance by Danny Higginbotham.
Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Andy Reid goes wide of the left-hand post.
Foul by Luke Chambers on Curtis Main, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Julio Arca. Luke Chambers receives a caution.
Unfair challenge on Curtis Main by Chris Gunter results in a free kick. Chris Gunter is cautioned. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Bates.
Inswinging corner taken by Andy Reid from the right by-line.
A cross is delivered by George Elokobi, Rhys Williams manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adlene Guedioura on Joe Bennett. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
Adlene Guedioura takes a shot from 30 yards.
Lukas Jutkiewicz goes off and Curtis Main comes on.
Kevin Thomson challenges Adlene Guedioura unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Reid restarts play with the free kick. Kevin Thomson sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence. Tony McMahon replaces Marvin Emnes.
Corner taken by Andy Reid from the left by-line to the near post, Lukas Jutkiewicz makes a clearance.
George Elokobi takes a shot. Rhys Williams gets a block in.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andy Reid, Rhys Williams makes a clearance.
Richard Smallwood crosses the ball, Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Kevin Thomson, Joel Lynch makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Lukas Jutkiewicz, blocked by Luke Chambers.
Corner taken by Andy Reid played to the near post, Rhys Williams makes a clearance.
Foul by Kevin Thomson on Robbie Findley, free kick awarded. The referee shows Kevin Thomson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Andy Reid from right channel, Lukas Jutkiewicz manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Bennett on Chris Gunter. Joe Bennett goes into the referee's book. Andy Reid sends in a cross, Joel Lynch grabs a headed goal from close range. Middlesbrough 2-1 Nottm Forest.Assist on the goal came from Andy Reid.
Outswinging corner taken by Kevin Thomson, Danny Higginbotham makes a clearance.
Marvin Emnes fouled by Guy Moussi, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin Thomson takes the direct free kick.
Chris Gunter sends in a cross, Jason Steele fouled by George Elokobi, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.
Andy Reid joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott Wootton.
Lukas Jutkiewicz produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Lukas Jutkiewicz challenges Luke Chambers unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Luke Chambers.
Faris Haroun leaves the field to be replaced by Richard Smallwood.
Corner taken short by Kevin Thomson.
Justin Hoyte delivers the ball, clearance made by Scott Wootton.
Inswinging corner taken by Joe Bennett from the right by-line played to the near post, Header by Rhys Williams from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
(Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Robbie Findley coming on for Ishmael Miller.
Marlon Harewood leaves the field to be replaced by Joel Lynch.
A goal is scored by Lukas Jutkiewicz from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-0 Nottm Forest.
Marvin Emnes finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Nottm Forest.
Foul by George Elokobi on Faris Haroun, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Kevin Thomson from right by-line, George Elokobi makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Justin Hoyte, clearance made by Guy Moussi.
Joe Bennett produces a cross.
The ball is sent over by Seb Hines.
The ball is delivered by Lukas Jutkiewicz, clearance made by Garath McCleary.
Kevin Thomson takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Kevin Thomson produces a cross.
Handball by Ishmael Miller. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
The ball is crossed by Justin Hoyte, clearance by Danny Higginbotham.
The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett.
Joe Bennett crosses the ball.
Seb Hines sends in a cross, clearance by Luke Chambers.
Chris Gunter delivers the ball, Seb Hines makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Kevin Thomson.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Kevin Thomson, Danny Higginbotham manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Justin Hoyte.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Faris Haroun by Guy Moussi. Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Justin Hoyte.
Effort on goal by Marvin Emnes from just inside the area clears the bar.
The ball is crossed by George Elokobi, Ishmael Miller takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.
Guy Moussi delivers the ball, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.
Garath McCleary crosses the ball, clearance by Rhys Williams.
The ball is sent over by Seb Hines, Julio Arca takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Wootton.
Shot from just outside the area by Marlon Harewood misses to the left of the target.
Joe Bennett crosses the ball, Scott Wootton manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Emnes on Luke Chambers. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Joe Bennett. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick.
Ishmael Miller has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Adlene Guedioura concedes a free kick for a foul on Julio Arca. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Marvin Emnes, Luke Chambers manages to make a clearance.
Effort on goal by Garath McCleary from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett.
Lukas Jutkiewicz has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
Faris Haroun crosses the ball.
Joe Bennett produces a cross, George Elokobi manages to make a clearance.
Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Luke Chambers gets a block in.
Foul by Julio Arca on Chris Gunter, free kick awarded. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Kevin Thomson, Garath McCleary manages to make a clearance.
Justin Hoyte crosses the ball.
Marlon Harewood gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Faris Haroun. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.
Lukas Jutkiewicz challenges Danny Higginbotham unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marlon Harewood by Seb Hines. Adlene Guedioura restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Adlene Guedioura, Danny Higginbotham has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Adlene Guedioura, clearance by Seb Hines.
The official flags Garath McCleary offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.
Bates boost for Boro
Middlesbrough captain Matthew Bates should be fit to face Nottingham Forest after recovering from illness.
Bates did not travel for Saturday's clash with Ipswich - a game which was abandoned after 37 minutes due to a frozen pitch.
Fellow defender Stephen McManus was a notable absentee from that squad, although manager Tony Mowbray insists his departure is not imminent despite interest from Championship rivals Bristol City and Ipswich.
Boro recalled forward Marvin Emnes for the Portman Road fixture and he will hope to keep his starting spot against a struggling Reds side.
Marcus Tudgay could return to the Nottingham Forest squad for the trip.
Striker Tudgay missed the 1-1 home draw against Watford because of illness.
Chris Gunter played in an advanced position on the right wing against the Hornets as on-loan defenders Scott Wootton, Danny Higginbotham and George Elokobi all made their debuts on Saturday.
Manager Steve Cotterill was encouraged by Gunter's performance and hinted he may deploy the Wales international in the same role at the Riverside.
"Chris could have had a hat-trick. I think he used up all his goals in training, because he has been banging them in on the training ground," said Cotterill. "Every one of the chances he had, I felt certain that he would score. But the important thing is that we kept creating those chances and he may continue to play in that role."
Forest have no new problems after the weekend but doubts continue to surround the fitness of defenders Greg Cunningham (hamstring) and Brendan Moloney (knee).
Boro hold on for big win
Strikes from Marvin Emnes and Lukas Jutkiewicz helped 10-man Middlesbrough to their first npower Championship victory of 2012 - 2-1 against struggling Nottingham Forest.
Tony Mowbray's men had fallen out of the play-off positions after a winless run of six league matches stretching back to Boxing Day, but victory over beleaguered Nottingham Forest gave them a vital three points.
Boro largely controlled the tempo of the first-half yet they struggled to create any meaningful chances until Guy Moussi deflected Emnes' shot into his own net just before half-time.
In the 47th minute, Jutkiewicz's left-footed effort put Boro in a strong position to claim their first victory over Forest in seven attempts.
Yet, the visitors narrowed the deficit thanks to Joel Lynch's header and although their cause was further helped when Kevin Thomson was sent off for two bookable offences, Boro just about held on.
Forest's resilience after going two goals down may give some comfort to manager Steve Cotterill, whose side remain five points adrift of safety.
The last seven matches between the two teams on Teesside had finished honours even and there was not much separating the sides in a quiet opening.
The hosts started to enjoy the lion's share of possession as the half progressed but their failure to create anything meaningful nearly came back to haunt them as Garath McCleary's one-two with Marlon Harewood ended with the former blazing over from just inside the area.
The 24-year-old should have done better but Middlesbrough were nearly caught out again as Marlon Harewood's clever backheel to strike partner Ishmael Miller was only just cut out by Boro goalkeeper Jason Steele.
Emnes was a lively presence for Middlesbrough and he picked up Steele's quick goalkick before cutting in from the left and firing narrowly over from just outside the area.
Boro continued to dominate the tempo for the rest of the half and they were rewarded for their endeavour on the stroke of half-time.
Hines' cross-field ball to the left was insufficiently dealt with by Scott Wootton and that allowed Emnes the chance to cut in and his cross-cum-sot deflected off Moussi and past an unfortunate Lee Camp.
Clearly buoyed by their opener, Jutkiewicz doubled their advantage two minutes after the interval.
The former Coventry striker held off the challenge of two Forest defenders before stroking into the bottom right corner of the net from just outside the area to leave Cotterill's men with a mountain to climb.
Boro seemed determined to make Forest pay and Rhys Williams headed wide from Joe Bennett's corner as the hosts remained firmly in the ascendancy.
Against the run of play however, Forest narrowed the deficit in the 66th minute when Andy Reid's free-kick on the right was flicked in at the front post by fellow substitute Joel Lynch.
From out of nowhere, Middlesbrough were forced on to the back foot and their hopes of holding on took a blow when Thomson's challenge on Adlene Guedioura brought about a second yellow card for the midfielder in the 75th minute.
Guedioura, who was heavily booed by the home fans for the remainder of the clash, could have had the last laugh but his 30-yard rocket cannoned off the bar.
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