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Carlton Cole fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-2 West Ham.
Mark Noble takes a short corner.
Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Blocked by Julio Arca.
Unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Tony McMahon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Shot from just outside the box by Julio Arca goes over the target.
The ball is crossed by Marvin Emnes, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Matthew Bates, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Julio Arca.
Tony McMahon produces a cross, clearance by James Tomkins.
Scott McDonald challenges Papa Bouba Diop unfairly and gives away a free kick. George McCartney takes the direct free kick.
Scott McDonald challenges George McCartney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
Rhys Williams goes off and Julio Arca comes on. Alex Nimely comes on in place of Merouane Zemmama.
A cross is delivered by Julien Faubert, Effort on goal by Kevin Nolan from just inside the area clears the bar.
Merouane Zemmama fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Noble goes into the book. Stephen McManus takes the direct free kick.
Centre by Joey O'Brien, Stephen McManus manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Tony McMahon. Joey O'Brien replaces Guy Demel. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick. The ball is swung over by Kevin Nolan, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon, Papa Bouba Diop makes a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, clearance by Papa Bouba Diop.
Outswinging corner taken by Tony McMahon, clearance by Papa Bouba Diop.
Centre by Papa Bouba Diop, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by Papa Bouba Diop, Carlton Cole challenges Matthew Bates unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Bart Ogbeche makes a clearance.
Bart Ogbeche comes on in place of Nicky Bailey.
Nicky Bailey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Jason Steele is penalised for a handball. Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Taylor from right channel.
Frederic Piquionne leaves the field to be replaced by Carlton Cole.
Tony McMahon crosses the ball, clearance by James Tomkins.
A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, clearance by James Tomkins.
Effort from 25 yards by Joe Bennett. James Tomkins makes a clearance.
Foul by George McCartney on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded. Tony McMahon takes the direct free kick.
Effort from the edge of the box by Marvin Emnes goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by George McCartney on Marvin Emnes. Free kick taken by Matthew Bates.
A cross is delivered by Papa Bouba Diop, clearance by Matthew Bates.
The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Tony McMahon, Rhys Williams has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Papa Bouba Diop by Marvin Emnes. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nolan.
Effort from deep inside the area by Papa Bouba Diop misses to the right of the goal.
Julien Faubert crosses the ball.
Faris Haroun has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
Papa Bouba Diop has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left.
The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
Mark Noble challenges Nicky Bailey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Rhys Williams.
James Tomkins fouled by Scott McDonald, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Scott McDonald a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.
Julien Faubert has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.
The ball is sent over by Mark Noble, clearance made by Matthew Bates.
Faris Haroun gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins. Abdoulaye Faye takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Frederic Piquionne. Marvin Emnes takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, clearance made by James Tomkins.
Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Blocked by Abdoulaye Faye.
The official flags Scott McDonald offside. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Green.
A cross is delivered by Scott McDonald, save made by Robert Green.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Tomkins on Scott McDonald. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Tony McMahon from right wing, Guy Demel makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Tony McMahon by Matthew Taylor results in a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.
Faris Haroun produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Tony McMahon produces a cross, clearance made by James Tomkins.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.
George McCartney delivers the ball, Marvin Emnes gets a block in.
George McCartney decides to take the corner short.
Julien Faubert sends in a cross, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.
Shot by Scott McDonald. Corner from left by-line taken by Tony McMahon. Save by Robert Green.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, Effort from outside the penalty box by Matthew Taylor goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Stephen McManus. Booking for Stephen McManus. Matthew Taylor has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Merouane Zemmama.
The ball is swung over by Marvin Emnes, Faris Haroun takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
A cross is delivered by Merouane Zemmama, Papa Bouba Diop makes a clearance.
Tony McMahon produces a cross.
Papa Bouba Diop crosses the ball.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Merouane Zemmama. Julien Faubert restarts play with the free kick.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Julien Faubert. Stephen McManus takes the free kick.
Shot from long distance by Matthew Taylor goes over the bar.
The offside flag is raised against Kevin Nolan. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.
The ball is delivered by Frederic Piquionne, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Faris Haroun by Matthew Taylor. Merouane Zemmama has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Scott McDonald takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.
Frederic Piquionne grabs a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Middlesbrough 0-1 West Ham.Mark Noble provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Papa Bouba Diop. Tony McMahon has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, save made by Robert Green.
Mark Noble produces a cross, clearance by Joe Bennett.
George McCartney produces a cross, clearance by Matthew Bates.
The ball is crossed by Mark Noble, blocked by Faris Haroun.
Centre by George McCartney, Stephen McManus makes a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Kevin Nolan by Faris Haroun results in a free kick. Matthew Taylor has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Jason Steele.
Scott McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tomkins. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
Boro to test Robson
Middlesbrough will make a late decision on Barry Robson as they take on fellow npower Championship promotion contenders West Ham.
The midfielder played the full 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw at Peterborough but has since experienced tightness in his thigh.
Marvin Emnes was substituted at London Road with the striker complaining of a calf injury and he too will be assessed before boss Tony Mowbray names his starting XI.
Scott McDonald is hoping to recover from illness to resume his place up front but midfielder Kevin Thomson is unlikely to return from the hamstring injury which has sidelined him for the last six matches.
Full-back Justin Hoyte (hamstring) was fit enough for a place on the bench on Saturday and looks set to be named among the substitutes again for the visit of the Hammers.
Mowbray's men are five points behind the east London outfit following a four-match unbeaten run.
West Ham travel north looking to secure their fourth win in a row but boss Sam Allardyce has some injury problems to deal with.
Midfielder Matt Taylor returned from a calf injury to play the last eight minutes of the 3-1 win over Derby at the weekend but he is likely to have to settle for a place on the bench again.
Carlton Cole was handed a start in attack against the Rams and responded by scoring the equaliser on the stroke of half-time, ensuring he will be at the forefront of the manager's mind for the trip to the Riverside.
The Hammers were boosted by the return of right-back Joey O'Brien on Saturday and he completed 90 minutes for the first time since recovering from a hamstring injury.
Winston Reid (shoulder), Gary O'Neil (ankle), Henri Lansbury and David Bentley (both knee) are still out.
Following Southampton's loss against Bristol City, Allardyce's side are just two points off the npower Championship summit.
Hammers end Boro run at Riverside
Goals from Frederic Piquionne and Carlton Cole put paid to Middlesbrough's unbeaten home record and ensured West Ham kept the pressure on npower Championship leaders Southampton with a 2-0 win.
The Hammers claimed a fourth straight league victory, and a fourth on the road, as Tony Mowbray's Boro lost for the first time at the Riverside this season.
A home record stretching back to February last year came undone as Piquionne nodded Mark Noble's cross home with nine minutes played.
West Ham dominated throughout and, despite a spirited second-half performance from their opponents, Cole took advantage of a late Matthew Bates error to slot in a second.
Sam Allardyce had promised to shake up his team, and did so, making four changes at the Riverside.
Ivory Coast international Guy Demel made his debut, with Piquionne, Matt Taylor and Papa Bouba Diop also included.
Boro drafted in Merouane Zemmama for the injured Barry Robson.
Tony Mowbray had intended to give the visitors an uncomfortable night on Teesside, but Allardyce's men looked the more assured side for most of the first half.
Taylor forced Jason Steele to parry clumsily with his dipping free-kick as the match sparked into life.
The hosts laboured to recover the ball as the Hammers set up camp, and within nine minutes their poor retention had cost them dearly.
Nicky Bailey dithered in possession in his own half, only for Noble to ghost in and supply a killer cross for Piquionne to nod home.
With seven league goals to his name going into this encounter, Marvin Emnes was repeatedly forced out onto the flanks by the wary Hammers defence.
But in the 26th minute, he turned this to his advantage, whipping in a cross which Faris Haroun might have tucked away with a better connection.
Scott McDonald then weaved in from the right wing to alarm Rob Green with a snapshot that the former Norwich stopper could only bundle away for a corner.
Their renewed vigour afforded Boro the best opportunities before the break, Zemmama given time and space to blast narrowly above the target, with Emnes forcing a stunning fingertip save from Green as he cut in once more from the left.
West Ham led the Championship table at the half-time interval by merit of Southampton's losing position at home to Hull.
Perhaps softened by reports from St Mary's, Allardyce's charges relaxed their complete dominance as the second half began.
Haroun was unlucky to fire wide after Joe Bennett had sent a dangerous ball into the penalty box.
And on the hour mark, Rhys Williams glanced Tony McMahon's cross carelessly off target with the goal gaping.
The spectre of Boro's last meeting with the east London side arrived as Cole was introduced for Piquionne with 20 minutes remaining.
Cole was among the scorers as the north east club bowed out of the Premier League with a 2-1 defeat at Upton Park in May 2009.
Iron skipper Kevin Nolan, making his 400th career league appearance, marshalled his midfield superbly as Boro grew in confidence and began to run into channels towards the final whistle.
And Mowbray's side finally waved goodbye to their excellent record as Cole seized on the loose ball exposed by Bates' slip to round Steele and pass into the net.
But with the Saints recovering to beat Hull, the quest for top spot continued for Allardyce and his fluent Hammers outfit.
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