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Foul by Andreas Weimann on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. Rhys Williams takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Marvin Sordell results in a free kick. Rhys Williams takes the free kick.
Barry Robson goes into the book. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Hodson by Barry Robson. Lee Hodson takes the free kick.
Merouane Zemmama decides to take the corner short.
Joe Bennett has a drilled shot. Save by Scott Loach.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Taylor on Barry Robson. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
Adrian Mariappa shown a red card for second bookable offence. Merouane Zemmama comes on in place of Scott McDonald. Adrian Mariappa challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marvin Emnes.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Don Cowie, save made by Paul Smith.
Unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa by Marvin Emnes results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
Stephen McManus comes on in place of Julio Arca.
Scott McDonald produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
The referee gives a free kick against Marvin Emnes for handball. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
Foul by Nicky Bailey on John Eustace, free kick awarded. Don Cowie crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
Danny Graham receives a caution. Andreas Weimann is brought on as a substitute for Troy Deeney. Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Danny Graham results in a free kick. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Tony McMahon, clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
Centre by Tony McMahon, Lee Hodson makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Don Cowie from the right by-line, clearance made by Scott McDonald.
Danny Graham takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Paul Smith.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Don Cowie. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett.
Julio Arca fouled by Ross Jenkins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
Adrian Mariappa receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Unfair challenge on Paul Smith by Adrian Mariappa results in a free kick. Paul Smith takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adrian Mariappa by Scott McDonald. Don Cowie takes the direct free kick.
Tony McMahon has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
A cross is delivered by Tony McMahon, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott McDonald on Martin Taylor. Scott Loach takes the direct free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tony McMahon, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Marvin Sordell replaces Will Buckley.
Shot by Andrew Taylor. Clearance by Adrian Mariappa.
The assistant referee flags for offside against John Eustace. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Troy Deeney fouled by Rhys Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Don Cowie takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Barry Robson.
Marvin Emnes has a drilled shot. Blocked by Martin Taylor.
Nicky Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Eustace. Free kick taken by Don Cowie.
The ball is crossed by Troy Deeney, clearance made by Joe Bennett.
The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett, Martin Taylor manages to make a clearance.
Effort from deep inside the area by Troy Deeney misses to the right of the goal.
Troy Deeney concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Williams. Paul Smith restarts play with the free kick.
Tony McMahon takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Will Buckley manages to make a clearance.
Joe Bennett produces a cross, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Barry Robson.
John Eustace is given a yellow card. Unfair challenge on Barry Robson by John Eustace results in a free kick. Julio Arca takes the direct free kick.
Joe Bennett produces a cross.
A cross is delivered by Scott McDonald, Dale Bennett manages to make a clearance.
Long range effort from Dale Bennett misses to the left of the target.
(Watford) makes a substitution, with Dale Bennett coming on for Adam Thompson.
Andrew Taylor gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Middlesbrough 2-1 Watford.Effort from 20 yards by Barry Robson. Save by Scott Loach.
The ball is delivered by Andrew Taylor, Lee Hodson makes a clearance.
Foul by Ross Jenkins on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Smith.
Unfair challenge on Troy Deeney by Julio Arca results in a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.
Joe Bennett sends in a cross, Lee Hodson manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Rhys Williams.
Marvin Emnes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Taylor. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.
Scott McDonald grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Barry Robson.
Foul by Marvin Emnes on Adrian Mariappa, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
Barry Robson produces a cross, Adrian Mariappa makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on Barry Robson. Julio Arca restarts play with the free kick.
Danny Graham finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Watford.The assist for the goal came from Don Cowie.
Julio Arca has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Tony McMahon.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Will Buckley. Paul Smith takes the free kick.
Troy Deeney is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Smith.
The ball is crossed by Tony McMahon, Martin Taylor makes a clearance.
Shot by Will Buckley from 25 yards. Save made by Paul Smith.
A cross is delivered by Ross Jenkins, comfortable save by Paul Smith.
Andrew Taylor crosses the ball, Shot from 12 yards from Scott McDonald. Lee Hodson gets a block in.
Tony McMahon concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Thompson. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.
Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the left by-line, save by Scott Loach.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Taylor on Marvin Emnes. Julio Arca takes the direct free kick.
Joe Bennett crosses the ball.
Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by John Eustace results in a free kick. Tony McMahon produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Scott Loach makes a save.
Martin Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
The ball is crossed by Troy Deeney, clearance by Joe Bennett.
The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, Scott McDonald has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
Tony McMahon crosses the ball, clearance made by Martin Taylor.
Don Cowie takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.
Don Cowie takes a short corner.
Danny Graham sends in a cross.
Julio Arca produces a cross, clearance by Troy Deeney.
Barry Robson takes a short corner.
Marvin Emnes takes a shot. John Eustace makes a clearance.
Tony McMahon sends in a cross, John Eustace manages to make a clearance.
Lita blow for Boro
Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray faces the task of finding a new strike-partner for Scott McDonald against Watford after losing Leroy Lita to injury.
The former Reading man could miss the rest of the season with a hamstring tear and that means Mowbray could turn to Marvin Emnes or Merouane Zemmama with Kris Boyd and Lee Miller out on loan.
He will, however, have experienced defender Stephen McManus, who was an unused substitute at Portsmouth last weekend, available after playing 75 minutes for the reserves in midweek on his return from an ankle injury.
Full-back Joe Bennett will play once again with a lightweight cast protecting a chipped bone in his wrist but Boro still have a lengthy casualty list.
Jason Steele (torn stomach muscle), Danny Coyne (hernia surgery), Julio Arca (knee and toe), Andrew Davies, Matthew Bates and Justin Hoyte (all hamstring), Willo Flood (thigh), Kevin Thomson (hairline leg fracture) and Jonathan Franks and Luke Williams (both ankle) remain on the sidelines.
Watford are waiting on full-backs Lloyd Doyley and Lee Hodson ahead of the trip.
Doyley picked up a knock to his knee during the emphatic midweek win at Ipswich and will be assessed by manager Malky Mackay nearer to kick-off.
Youngster Hodson missed that win as he nurses a badly bruised ankle sustained in the win over Sheffield United last weekend but he could return to the side if required.
On-loan Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater is still back receiving treatment at his parent club but is due back at Vicarage Road next week.
Midfielder Stephen McGinn is a long-term absentee with a serious knee injury as the Hornets look for three more points.
Boro stun Hornets
Scott McDonald and Andrew Taylor were on target as Middlesbrough came from behind to ease their relegation worries with a 2-1 victory over 10-man Watford.
Boro are now three games unbeaten but they got off to a bad start as Danny Graham, who started his career on Teesside, opened the scoring with Watford's first strike at goal.
It looked ominous for the hosts as the Hornets were unbeaten in five matches and Middlesbrough have a shortage of fit strikers but McDonald hauled them level.
Taylor's strike on the stroke of half-time, which was his first goal for Middlesbrough, proved decisive and helped his side move nine points clear of the drop zone.
A poor afternoon was compounded for Watford when Adrian Mariappa saw red for a second bookable offence and they slipped to ninth in the table following the defeat.
Leroy Lita picked up a hamstring problem in Boro's goalless draw with Portsmouth so Marvin Emnes partnered McDonald in attack, while Jonathan Grounds and Julio Arca replaced Seb Hines and Richard Smallwood.
Watford manager Malky Mackay made just one change to the team that defeated Ipswich in midweek as Lee Hodson came in for Lloyd Doyley.
Boro had picked up four points from their previous two games and they made a bright start here.
Nicky Bailey's long-range effort was comfortably saved by Hornets keeper Scott Loach, while Tony McMahon shot wide from the edge of the box.
At the other end, Graham, who made 15 appearances in four years with the Teessiders, threatened with a cross into the six-yard area that no one could get on the end of but the in-form striker then opened the scoring in the 28th minute.
Don Cowie played in Graham, who cut inside and onto his right foot before firing past Paul Smith to register his sixth goal in as many matches.
It was a scarcely deserved lead as Boro had been dictating the tempo of the game but Australian striker McDonald levelled matters five minutes later when he swept home from Barry Robson's right-wing cross.
Chances were at a premium for the remainder of the half but Taylor put the hosts in front just before the interval.
Midfielder Robson was again involved as his low 20-yard strike was parried by Loach into the path of Taylor and he made no mistake with the rebound.
Buoyed by the strike, Boro continued to assert their dominance on the encounter in the second half.
Taylor nearly doubled his tally but his goalbound shot was blocked by Watford defender Mariappa, whilst McMahon was inches wide with a 25-yard strike.
Boro's profligacy in front of goal nearly came back to haunt them for a second time but on this occasion, Graham's strike from 12 yards was tipped over by Smith.
Watford's mood was further dampened when Mariappa was shown a second yellow card in the 88th minute after he had hauled down Emnes.
Joe Bennett had an opportunity to make the points safe but his strike from the edge of the area produced a fine save from Loach.
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