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  • Date:12 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Riverside Stadium
  • Attendance:14,825
  • Emnes (7) Grounds (33) Lita (52)
  • Dyer (13)
    Sinclair - pen (59) Williams (67)
    Beattie (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:18 +3.18

A goal is scored by Craig Beattie from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 3-4 Swansea.

89:06

Craig Beattie takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

88:29

Shot from just outside the penalty area by Marvin Emnes misses to the left of the target.

87:47

Scott Sinclair takes a shot. Jonathan Grounds gets a block in.

86:29

Richard Smallwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

84:18

Richard Smallwood is brought on as a substitute for Julio Arca.

84:00

Effort on goal by Marvin Emnes from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

83:39

The ball is delivered by Angel Rangel, clearance by Jonathan Grounds.

83:08

The ball is swung over by Barry Robson, save by Dorus De Vries.

82:25

Ashley Williams is cautioned. Jonathan Franks fouled by Ashley Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.

81:26

Merouane Zemmama takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

80:43

The ball is swung over by Barry Robson, save by Dorus De Vries.

77:29

Mark Gower receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Mark Gower concedes a free kick for a foul on Julio Arca. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.

74:16

Merouane Zemmama joins the action as a substitute, replacing Scott McDonald. The referee blows for offside against Leroy Lita. Free kick taken by Dorus De Vries. Leroy Lita goes off and Jonathan Franks comes on. Luke Moore goes off and Craig Beattie comes on.

72:45

Luke Moore is caught offside. Jason Steele takes the free kick.

71:42

Effort from inside the area by Scott Sinclair misses to the right of the goal.

70:32

Effort from the edge of the area by Alan Tate goes wide of the right-hand post.

69:55

Nathan Dyer fouled by Joe Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Gower restarts play with the free kick.

69:32

Joe Allen fouled by Marvin Emnes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Gower.

68:43

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line, Dorus De Vries makes a save.

67:40

A goal is scored by Ashley Williams from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 3-3 Swansea.

67:20

Angel Rangel takes a shot. Blocked by Tony McMahon.

67:01

Mark Gower takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Seb Hines.

64:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Alan Tate on Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by Barry Robson.

61:45

Leroy Lita fouled by Joe Allen, the ref awards a free kick. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.

61:15

Stephen Dobbie takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

60:26

Stephen Dobbie fouled by Nicky Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Tate takes the free kick.

59:41

Scott Sinclair scores a penalty. Middlesbrough 3-2 Swansea.Julio Arca challenges Joe Allen unfairly and gives away a Penalty.

56:25

Stephen Dobbie on for Darren Pratley. Joe Allen is brought on as a substitute for Leon Britton.

54:23

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a save.

52:04

Leroy Lita scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Middlesbrough 3-1 Swansea.Assist on the goal came from Barry Robson.

50:57

Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line played to the near post.

48:51

Foul by Angel Rangel on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

48:29

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Gower.

45:59 +0.59

Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, Seb Hines takes a shot. Blocked by Angel Rangel.

44:03

Nathan Dyer produces a cross.

42:27

Unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Darren Pratley results in a free kick. Nicky Bailey takes the free kick.

41:53

Scott McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren Pratley. Darren Pratley takes the direct free kick.

41:27

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Save by Dorus De Vries.

38:26

A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

36:56

Leroy Lita fouled by Ashley Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Barry Robson.

35:13

Barry Robson crosses the ball.

33:58

Jonathan Grounds scores a headed goal from inside the box. Middlesbrough 2-1 Swansea.Foul by Ashley Williams on Scott McDonald, free kick awarded. Assist by Barry Robson.

32:46

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Dorus De Vries makes a save.

32:26

The ball is crossed by Ashley Richards, clearance by Jonathan Grounds.

31:23

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Gower to the near post, clearance made by Barry Robson.

30:38

Foul by Seb Hines on Darren Pratley, free kick awarded. Darren Pratley takes the direct free kick.

29:59

Luke Moore takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

28:41

A cross is delivered by Ashley Richards, clearance by Julio Arca.

27:49

The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott McDonald. Dorus De Vries takes the direct free kick.

25:28

Joe Bennett crosses the ball.

24:36

Mark Gower gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Julio Arca restarts play with the free kick.

20:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Leon Britton. Direct free kick taken by Tony McMahon.

18:58

The referee blows for offside against Scott McDonald. Ashley Williams takes the free kick.

16:49

Scott Sinclair fouled by Tony McMahon, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Williams.

14:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Sinclair on Barry Robson. Direct free kick taken by Barry Robson.

13:21

Nathan Dyer finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Luke Moore.

11:20

Darren Pratley challenges Julio Arca unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Grounds takes the free kick.

8:36

The ball is crossed by Leroy Lita, save by Dorus De Vries.

7:24

Marvin Emnes fires in a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Swansea.The assist for the goal came from Leroy Lita.

6:43

Unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Scott Sinclair results in a free kick. Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.

6:10

The offside flag is raised against Luke Moore. Jonathan Grounds takes the direct free kick.

5:11

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Alan Tate gets a block in.

3:30

Unfair challenge on Scott Sinclair by Tony McMahon results in a free kick. Mark Gower takes the free kick.

0:21

Scott McDonald challenges Alan Tate unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Tate restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Mowbray to leave it late Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray faces a series of late decisions as he prepares his team for the npower Championship clash with Swansea. Midfielder Barry Robson could return to the squad after recovering from a gashed ankle which left him on crutches while Marvin Emnes, who had a loan spell with the Welsh club earlier this season, is back in training following a groin problem. However, full-back Joe Bennett returned from England Under-21s duty nursing a dead leg, Andrew Taylor has been undergoing treatment for a tight hamstring and Julio Arca will have a late fitness check on a toe injury. New signing Merouane Zemmama is standing by to join fellow January arrival Maximilian Haas in the squad, which could be boosted by the returns of Tarmo Kink from illness and Mickael Tavares from a fractured toe. Matthew Bates will have scans on his hamstring injury next week while Danny Coyne (back), Stephen McManus and Luke Williams (both ankle ligaments) and Kevin Thomson (hairline fibula fracture) remain on the sidelines. But Justin Hoyte (hamstring) is due to return to training next week when Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Willo Flood (knee) are expected to play for the reserves. Swansea could remain unchanged as they look to bounce back from their defeat to Cardiff with a positive result. Manager Brendan Rodgers named the same side to face the Bluebirds as the one who had dismantled Bristol City earlier in the week and only a touch of class from Craig Bellamy separated the two sides last Sunday. Striker Luke Moore suffered slight concussion during the second half at the Liberty Stadium but, having sat out of training earlier in the week, is due to fly north with the squad and is in contention. Midfielder Joe Allen, a 58th-minute substitute against Cardiff, has also recovered from a groin niggle and will be pushing for a starting berth against a Boro side boasting former loanee Marvin Emnes in attack. Skipper Garry Monk (knee), defender Neil Taylor (ankle) and midfielder Andrea Orlandi (thigh) remain sidelined.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

Formation: 4141Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Swansea

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

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Match Report

Swans edge seven-goal thriller Jonathan Grounds scored his first goal for his boyhood club but Middlesbrough saw their hopes of continuing their unbeaten run at the Riverside ended as promotion-chasing Swansea snatched a dramatic 4-3 win. Marvin Emnes struck first before Nathan Dyer's impressive finish gave the visitors brief parity. Grounds headed home from a free-kick before Leroy Lita doubled the lead just after the break. Scott Sinclair narrowed the gap with a well-placed penalty before Ashley Williams levelled and Craig Beattie snatched victory at the death. Emnes, previously on loan at the Liberty Stadium this season, opened the scoring after eight minutes, receiving a pinpoint pass from Lita and swivelling on the spot to wrongfoot Dorus de Vries and slot home from just inside the box. Swansea did not let their heads drop and responded quickly following a move worthy of the best passing sides in the world. Seb Hines made a rangy run into the opposition half before losing control of the ball. Swansea's quick counter-attacking dazed the Boro defence, four or five fluid passes finding Luke Moore on the right wing. Dyer took Moore's cross unopposed to complete an excellent move from 12 yards out, side-footing past Jason Steele to level in the 14th minute. The Swans' command of possession was at times eroded by sloppy defensive play and Lita found himself with a golden opportunity to take the lead. De Vries did well to parry a driven shot from just inside his penalty area. Williams brought Scott McDonald down 25 yards from goal on 34 minutes. Barry Robson whipped in the resultant free-kick over a Swans wall that neglected to jump, finding Grounds in space to fire his first goal for Boro with a simple header. The hosts' visibly improved after regaining the advantage and Hines was unlucky not to double the advantage before half-time. After ghosting in to the far post, his strong header from a Tony McMahon corner was cleared off the line by Angel Rangel. Tony Mowbray's teamtalk must have focused on exposing Swansea's frailty on the counter-attack as the hosts set out to nullify the fast one-touch football on display. The improved mentality paid dividends when Robson's corner rebounded to Lita who headed home from close range just eight minutes after the restart. Middlesbrough's joy was short lived when Julio Arca fouled Joe Allen on the hour mark. Sinclair stepped up to fire his penalty low to Steele's right to narrow the gap. The daylight between the two sides was extinguished when Williams seized on Rangel's rebounding effort to tap in from six yards on 68 minutes. Beattie snatched all three points with an injury-time winner, though, striking left-footed from 20 yards to break Middlesbrough fans' hearts.

Form Guide

    DDWDWL
  • Middlesbrough
  • VS
  • Swansea
  • WLWDWL

Last Meetings

  • Swansea
  • 1 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 14/11/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 23/01/2010
  • Swansea
  • 0 - 3
  • Middlesbrough
  • 15/08/2009
  • Swansea
  • 2 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 27/04/1984
  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 26/11/1983
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 2
  • Middlesbrough
  • 20/03/1965

Top Scorers

Middlesbrough

  • K Boyd 6
  • L Lita 5
  • S McDonald 4
  • T Kink 3
  • B Robson 2
  • M Bates 2
  • T McMahon 1

Swansea

  • S Sinclair 9
  • D Pratley 7
  • S Dobbie 4
  • C Beattie 3
  • J Allen 2
  • A Rangel 2
  • C Van der Gun 1
  • N Dyer 1

Goals

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 33
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Swansea

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 37
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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