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  • Date:02 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:13,749
  • Bates (28) Robson - pen (41)
  • Nugent (59) Lawrence - pen (87)
Goal!

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The referee brings the game to a close.

93:35 +3.35

Shot by Liam Lawrence. Save by Jason Steele.

91:55 +1.55

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence, Effort on goal by Nwankwo Kanu from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

88:42

The referee blows for offside against Kris Boyd. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

87:23

Tony McMahon receives a yellow card.

84:29

Aaron Mokoena fouled by Barry Robson, the ref awards a Penalty. Barry Robson receives a red card for violent conduct. Power penalty scored by Liam Lawrence. Middlesbrough 2-2 Portsmouth.

82:30

Ricardo Rocha leaves the field to be replaced by Ibrahima Sonko. Inswinging corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, clearance made by David Wheater.

80:33

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

77:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Scott McDonald. Michael Brown restarts play with the free kick.

76:41

Gary O'Neil goes off and Leroy Lita comes on.

74:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Bailey on Liam Lawrence. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Liam Lawrence from right wing, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

74:11

Liam Lawrence takes a short corner.

73:48

The ball is swung over by Liam Lawrence, clearance by David Wheater.

72:39

Gary O'Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Utaka. Carl Dickinson takes the direct free kick.

70:12

David Nugent has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

69:45

A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil, Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

68:10

Nwankwo Kanu joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joel Ward.

67:47

Stephen McManus crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Kris Boyd misses to the right of the target.

65:41

Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

64:56

The ball is delivered by Liam Lawrence.

63:37

A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil, Ricardo Rocha manages to make a clearance.

59:55

David Nugent grabs a headed goal from just inside the penalty box. Middlesbrough 2-1 Portsmouth.Liam Lawrence provided the assist for the goal. Tony McMahon challenges John Utaka unfairly and gives away a free kick. Liam Lawrence crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

58:01

Carl Dickinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil. Barry Robson takes the direct free kick.

56:36

The offside flag is raised against Dave Kitson. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

56:20

The ball is delivered by Michael Brown, clearance made by Stephen McManus.

54:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Matthew Bates. Matthew Bates is shown a yellow card. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Liam Lawrence, clearance by Gary O'Neil.

53:53

Close range effort by Kris Boyd misses to the left of the goal.

53:53

Effort from inside the area by Kris Boyd misses to the left of the goal.

51:43

Centre by Nicky Bailey, Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown.

49:41

Foul by Mickael Tavares on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Liam Lawrence has an effort direct from the free kick. Andy Halliday leaves the field to be replaced by Nicky Bailey.

48:55

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kris Boyd. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

47:32

Corner taken by Barry Robson, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Andy Halliday goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

46:08

The ball is swung over by Liam Lawrence, save by Jason Steele.

45:57 +0.57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Joel Ward. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Gary O'Neil from left wing, save by Jamie Ashdown.

45:46

The ball is sent over by John Utaka, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.

45:15

Carl Dickinson sends in a cross, clearance by Matthew Bates.

43:33

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

42:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence by Scott McDonald. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.

42:14

Foul by Dave Kitson on David Wheater, free kick awarded. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

39:56

Centre by Gary O'Neil, Aaron Mokoena challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Barry Robson scores a power penalty. Middlesbrough 2-0 Portsmouth.

37:07

Liam Lawrence takes a shot. Andy Halliday gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the left by-line, Tony McMahon manages to make a clearance.

36:18

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the left by-line, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.

33:43

Foul by Kris Boyd on Ricardo Rocha, free kick awarded. Jamie Ashdown takes the direct free kick.

33:13

David Nugent produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar. The referee blows for offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

26:34

Joel Ward gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andy Halliday. The ball is sent over by Barry Robson, Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line to the near post, Matthew Bates finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Portsmouth.Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Liam Lawrence, clearance by Kris Boyd.

25:35

The official flags David Nugent offside. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

25:35

The official flags David Nugent offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

24:28

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, David Wheater makes a clearance.

24:23

Carl Dickinson produces a cross, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

22:19

John Utaka crosses the ball.

21:16

Mickael Tavares gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Lawrence. Liam Lawrence delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Mickael Tavares manages to make a clearance.

20:28

Mickael Tavares gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Utaka. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.

17:19

Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by David Wheater results in a free kick. Liam Lawrence produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save by Jason Steele. Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, clearance by David Wheater.

17:19

Foul by David Wheater on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Liam Lawrence, save by Jason Steele. Corner taken by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, David Wheater makes a clearance.

15:48

A cross is delivered by Gary O'Neil, Barry Robson takes a shot. Save made by Jamie Ashdown. Corner taken by Barry Robson played to the near post, David Nugent makes a clearance.

12:24

Liam Lawrence produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

10:37

Short corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.

9:48

Carl Dickinson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

7:02

Liam Lawrence takes a inswinging corner. Mickael Tavares on for Kevin Thomson.

4:05

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Kevin Thomson. Matthew Bates takes the free kick.

2:33

Kevin Thomson fouled by Michael Brown, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick. Dave Kitson takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

The referee gets the game underway.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee starts the second half.

Match Preview

Middlesbrough defender Julio Arca is struggling to make the npower Championship clash with Portsmouth at the Riverside Stadium.

The 29-year-old Argentinian limped out of the 3-1 midweek defeat at Derby with a groin problem and is a major doubt.

However, midfielder Kevin Thomson has a chance of making the squad after returning to training following his recovery from a fractured fibula.

Manager Gordon Strachan will hope to have options with his forwards with Scott McDonald looking to shake off the virus which kept him out of the game at Pride Park, where Kris Boyd scored on his return to the team alongside Leroy Lita.

However, Justin Hoyte (hamstring), Jonathan Franks (herniated disc), Willo Flood (knee) and Rhys Williams (pelvis) are still out, while loan signing Matt Kilgallon has returned to parent club Sunderland with a back problem.

Richard Hughes returns to the Portsmouth squad.

The midfielder has completed a two-match suspension for his red card against Leicester in the Carling Cup.

Hughes is unlikely to go back into the starting line-up, though, with Pompey having won both games in his absence to lift themselves out of the drop zone.

However, there is plenty of room on the bench with boss Steve Cotterill only able to name five substitutes against Bristol City on Tuesday night.

Cotterill's loan move for Tottenham's Kyle Naughton remains on hold so rookie Joel Ward continues at right-back.

Defender Hermann Hreidarsson (Achilles), striker Danny Webber (cruciate) and youngsters Tom Kilbey (knee) and Billy Goddard (shin) are still on the sidelines.

Formation:442Manager: Gordon Strachan

Middlesbrough

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Cotterill

Portsmouth

  • Jason Steele
  • Matthew Bates
  • David Wheater
  • Stephen McManus
  • Tony McMahon
  • Kevin Thomson
  • Barry Robson
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Andy Halliday
  • Scott McDonald
  • Kris Boyd
  • SUBS
  • Danny Coyne
  • Nicky Bailey
  • Tarmo Kink
  • Leroy Lita
  • Seb Hines
  • Joe Bennett
  • Mickael Tavares

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Match Report

Pompey pile pressure on Strachan Portsmouth turned up the pressure on Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan after coming from two goals down to draw 2-2 the Riverside Stadium. David Nugent had hit a post for the visitors, before the home team netted the opening goal against the run of play when defender Matthew Bates got on the end of a Barry Robson corner to score his first goal of the season. Boro were 2-0 up just before the break when Robson powered home a penalty after Joel Ward had felled Scott McDonald in the box. David Nugent pulled a goal back for Pompey in the second half before Boro's Robson was sent off for elbowing Aaron Mokoena in the penalty area and Liam Lawrence equalised from the spot. Strachan decided to risk Kevin Thomson from the start after his apparent recovery from a fractured fibula, but the former Rangers man lasted only eight minutes following a challenge with Michael Brown. Pompey, who were searching for their first away points of the season, had made the better start, nearly taking the lead on 13 minutes when Nugent shot against the post and Lawrence, following up, fired over from 12 yards. Robson and then Lawrence, who was running the show in the early stages, threatened from long range for their respective sides. The Teeside club then took the lead totally against the run of play on 29 minutes. After Ashdown had saved from Kris Boyd, the resulting corner from Robson was not cleared by the Portsmouth defence and Bates smashed the ball home from 10 yards out. Middlesbrough, who were after their fourth consecutive home win, then went 2-0 up three minutes before half-time. A cross from Gary O'Neil found Ward out of position and in his attempt to clear he brought down McDonald, referee Rob Shoebridge pointing to the penalty spot. Robson stepped up and powered the ball into the top left-hand corner. After the break Boro had a hat-trick of early chances, Boyd having the best one on 54 minutes as he flashed a shot just past the post having beaten the offside trap. Pompey then pulled a goal back on the hour with Lawrence inevitably involved, Nugent heading in the on-loan Stoke man's cross. Nugent curled an effort wide as Pompey attempted to crank up the pressure but Boro were still dangerous, with McDonald foiled by Ashdown. The pressure on Middlesbrough then told as Portsmouth equalised on 87 minutes. Barry Robson inexplicably elbowed Aaron Mokoena inside the area, earning Robson a red card and Portsmouth a penalty that main man Lawrence calmly slotted home.

Form Guide

    LLWWLL
  • Middlesbrough
  • VS
  • Portsmouth
  • LDLLWW

Last Meetings

  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 14/03/1998
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 05/11/1997
  • Middlesbrough
  • 4 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 03/12/1994
  • Portsmouth
  • 0 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 23/10/1994
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 2
  • Portsmouth
  • 16/04/1994
  • Portsmouth
  • 2 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 02/11/1993

Top Scorers

Middlesbrough

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

Portsmouth

  • D Kitson 3
  • H Mullins 1
  • M Brown 1
  • L Lawrence 1
  • A Mokoena 1
  • D Nugent 1
  • JC Utaka 1
  • N Ciftci 1

Goals

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 25
    • Goals per game 9
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 27
    • Goals per game 11
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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