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  • Date:2010-02-13
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:18412
  • Referee:Moss, J

Live Commentary

90mins

The ref has blown his whistle for full time.

82mins

Peterborough are replacing Aaron McLean with Craig Mackail-Smith.

76mins

Middlesbrough are replacing Scott McDonald with Leroy Lita.

66mins

Lee Frecklington is booked for unsporting behaviour.

59mins

Middlesbrough are replacing Josh Walker with Justin Hoyte.

56mins

Lee Miller is replaced by Jeremie Aliadiere.

53mins

Peterborough are replacing Tom Williams with Josh Simpson.

53mins

Peterborough are replacing Charlie Lee with Reuben Reid.

46mins

The second half is under way with the score currently at 1 v 0.

45mins

Half time whistle is blown by J Moss

40mins

Barry Robson is booked for unsporting behaviour.

7mins

Goal!! Middlesbrough have scored with Barry Robson putting it in the back of the net.

0mins

It's 3pm on Saturday, February 13th, the match has kicked off.

0mins

Middlesbrough face Peterborough at 3pm on Saturday, February 13th.


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Match Report

Middlesbrough continued their recent resurgence with a 1-0 victory over Championship strugglers Peterborough United at the Riverside Stadium.

Injury prevented Boro skipper Gary O'Neil from making the 300th appearance of his career.

Barry Robson took over the captain's armband and celebrated with an early goal.

When Jonathan Franks crossed from the left, Robson gave Joe Lewis no chance for his first Middlesbrough goal following his move from Celtic in the January transfer window.

Middlesbrough piled on pressure in a determined bid to increase the scoreline.

Scott McDonald tried a long-range shot that went sailing over the bar while Lee Miller also shot wide.

Boro dominated possession without making it count. They were probing on both wings without troubling Lewis after the opening goal.

Peterborough were lacking confidence and had little to offer, although Lee Frecklington had a shot charged down.

Lewis made a brilliant near-post save from Willo Flood.

There was a lack of thrills and a subdued atmosphere and the game needed another goal to liven up the crowd.

The crowd encouraged Franks to have a go and Lewis was forced into a good save.

In injury time Peterborough came close to snatching an equaliser when Danny Coyne was forced to pull off a brilliant one-handed save from a Frecklington shot.

After the break Peterborough showed more self-belief and determination. For the first time they looked as though they could pull the game round and Middlesbrough fans wondered whether their team could suffer from making the most of their first half possession.

In stoppage time Middlesbrough central defender David Wheater rescued his side when he cleared off the line from Josh Simpson.

Middlesbrough extended their unbeaten run to six matches - an impressive record bearing in mind they were in freefall earlier in the season with the fear that they could be locked in a relegation battle.

Middlesbrough

Peterborough United

Corners

57

Fouls

710

Goal attempts

112

Shots off target

71

Offsides

65

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