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The referee ends the match.
Albert Adomah takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Stephen Kelly gets a block in.
Centre by Nick Blackman.
Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie.
Curtis Main has an effort at goal. Alex McCarthy parries the ball away.
Clearance made by Ben Gibson.
Curtis Main is ruled offside.
Caution for Jobi McAnuff.
Mustapha Carayol fouled by Jobi McAnuff, the ref awards a free kick.
Corner taken by Danny Guthrie from the left by-line.
Jacob Butterfield comes on in place of Emmanuel Ledesma.
The ball is swung over by Shaun Cummings.
Free kick taken by Alex McCarthy.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Curtis Main.
Grant Leadbitter scores a penalty. Middlesbrough 3-0 Reading.
Alex Pearce gives away a Penalty for an unfair challenge on Emmanuel Ledesma.
Clearance made by Alex Pearce.
Mustapha Carayol comes on in place of Marvin Emnes.
Foul by Alex Pearce on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded.
Stephen Kelly is brought on as a substitute for Garath McCleary.
Shot by Albert Adomah went wide right of the target.
Daniel Ayala makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Alex Pearce on Grant Leadbitter.
Unfair challenge on Danny Guthrie by Marvin Emnes results in a free kick.
Dean Whitehead is shown a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Dean Whitehead.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Alex Pearce results in a free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Pavel Pogrebnyak by Daniel Ayala.
Nick Blackman joins the action as a substitute, replacing Billy Sharp.
Albert Adomah takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
The ball is crossed by Marvin Emnes.
Grant Leadbitter takes the chance to get an effort at goal.
Centre by George Friend.
Shay Given takes the free kick.
The referee penalises Pavel Pogrebnyak for handball.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Chris Gunter results in a free kick.
Clearance made by George Friend.
Clearance by Daniel Ayala.
Lukas Jutkiewicz goes off and Curtis Main comes on.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Ledesma on Daniel Williams.
Clearance by Ben Gibson.
Foul by Garath McCleary on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded.
The ball is crossed by Garath McCleary.
Daniel Ayala manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by Daniel Ayala.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Williams on Lukas Jutkiewicz.
Dean Whitehead takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Emmanuel Ledesma.
Shay Given restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Billy Sharp on George Friend, free kick awarded.
Lukas Jutkiewicz challenges Alex Pearce unfairly and gives away a free kick.
The ball is delivered by Garath McCleary.
Shot by Garath McCleary. George Friend gets a block in.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Whitehead on Billy Sharp.
Free kick taken by Shaun Cummings.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The match has reached half-time.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Emmanuel Ledesma on Shaun Cummings.
Marvin Emnes takes a shot and went wide left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Lukas Jutkiewicz results in a free kick.
Free kick crossed by Danny Guthrie.
Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Billy Sharp.
Ben Gibson manages to make a clearance.
Emmanuel Ledesma crosses the ball.
Grant Leadbitter is adjudged to have handled the ball.
Clearance by George Friend.
Clearance made by Shaun Cummings.
Grant Leadbitter scores with a right foot finish. Middlesbrough 2-0 Reading.Assist by Emmanuel Ledesma.
Clearance by Shaun Cummings.
Kaspars Gorkss concedes a free kick for a foul on Lukas Jutkiewicz.
A cross is delivered by Garath McCleary.
Clearance by Chris Gunter.
Lukas Jutkiewicz manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by Emmanuel Ledesma.
The ball is swung over by Chris Gunter.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Danny Guthrie.
Clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.
Albert Adomah has an effort at goal. Alex McCarthy catches the ball.
Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Kaspars Gorkss, the ref awards a free kick.
Jobi McAnuff takes a shot.
Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot and went wide of the right hand post.
Shot comes in from Emmanuel Ledesma from the free kick. Alex McCarthy parries the ball but the danger is not over.
Foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded.
Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
Foul by Jozsef Varga on Billy Sharp, free kick awarded.
Headed chance falls to Daniel Ayala. Blocked by Pavel Pogrebnyak.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Marvin Emnes.
Albert Adomah grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Middlesbrough 1-0 Reading.Lukas Jutkiewicz provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jobi McAnuff by Emmanuel Ledesma.
Clearance made by Dean Whitehead.
Clearance by Alex Pearce.
Chris Gunter makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Albert Adomah.
Marvin Emnes has an effort at goal. Blocked by Kaspars Gorkss.
Garath McCleary delivers the ball.
Grant Leadbitter manages to make a clearance.
The match begins.
Boro duo to be assessed
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka could welcome back reinforcements for Sunday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Reading.
The Teessiders welcome the Royals to the Riverside Stadium still basking in the glory of their 1-0 Boxing Day victory over then leaders Burnley, which came hot on the heels of a 2-0 win at Millwall.
Full-back Fraser Richardson missed Thursday's game with an ankle problem, while striker Muzzy Carayol sat out with a slight groin strain. Both men are being assessed and could yet return to boost Karanka's options.
However, goalkeeper Jason Steele (ankle) and striker Kei Kamara (medial ligaments) are expected to remain on the sidelines until the new year, while full-back Stuart Parnaby, who has a knee problem, is currently away from the club on compassionate leave.
Reading will check on Jordan Obita and Garath McCleary.
Midfielder Obita missed the Boxing Day defeat at Leicester with a sickness bug which also restricted winger McCleary to a place on the bench to make up the numbers.
Boss Nigel Adkins only had 18 players available after Hal Robson-Kanu was ruled out with a knee injury which could also sideline him at the Riverside.
Chris Baird (ankle) is also a doubt while Wayne Bridge, Sean Morrison, Jem Karacan (cruciate), Mikele Leigertwood (ankle) and Jason Roberts (hip) are still missing.
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