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  • Date:19 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The New Den
  • Attendance:11,871
  • Harris (14) Bouazza (77)
  • McMahon (57)
    McDonald (61) Lita (82)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95:20 +5.20

Paul Robinson challenges Jason Steele unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

94:06 +4.06

Short corner taken by Hameur Bouazza from the right by-line.

93:41 +3.41

Hameur Bouazza takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

92:02 +2.02

Scott McDonald leaves the field to be replaced by Richard Smallwood.

90:01 +0.01

Hameur Bouazza takes the inswinging corner, Darren Purse takes a shot. Blocked by Liam Trotter.

89:12

Inswinging corner taken by James Henry from the left by-line played to the near post, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.

89:02

Scott Barron takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Davies.

86:21

Scott McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Hameur Bouazza. Direct free kick taken by Scott Barron.

84:49

Corner taken left-footed by Hameur Bouazza from the left by-line, clearance made by Joe Bennett.

83:59

Liam Trotter takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

83:24

The referee shows Leroy Lita a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

82:40

Leroy Lita finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Millwall 2-3 Middlesbrough.Assist by Merouane Zemmama.

81:45

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Morison by Seb Hines. James Henry crosses the ball in from the free kick.

80:19

Steve Morison receives a caution. Foul by Alan Dunne on Seb Hines, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

79:31

Corner taken by Scott Barron from the right by-line, Alan Dunne takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Davies.

79:10

James Henry takes a shot. Blocked by Seb Hines.

78:39

Steve Morison takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

78:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin Lisbie by Andrew Davies. Free kick taken by James Henry.

76:20

Andrew Davies receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. A goal is scored by Hameur Bouazza from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 2-2 Middlesbrough.Andrew Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Lisbie.

75:05

Neil Harris leaves the field to be replaced by Kevin Lisbie.

74:47

Headed effort from inside the area by Neil Harris misses to the right of the target.

72:36

Scott McDonald gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Barron. Direct free kick taken by Scott Barron.

63:42

Hameur Bouazza joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Hackett.

62:36

The referee shows James Henry a yellow card. Steve Morison challenges Andrew Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

61:01

Goal scored by Scott McDonald from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 1-2 Middlesbrough.Merouane Zemmama provided the assist for the goal.

59:19

Leroy Lita has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

58:32

Neil Harris takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

56:44

Merouane Zemmama on for Julio Arca. Tony McMahon grabs a goal from long range to the top left corner of the goal. Millwall 1-1 Middlesbrough.Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Darren Purse.

55:18

Liam Trotter concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Bailey. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

54:28

Julio Arca goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Chris Hackett. Direct free kick taken by Scott Barron.

53:11

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Steve Morison misses to the right of the goal.

51:47

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

48:09

Nadjim Abdou concedes a free kick for a foul on Julio Arca. Julio Arca takes the direct free kick.

47:40

Nadjim Abdou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

47:15

Corner taken by James Henry from the left by-line.

46:43

Corner taken right-footed by James Henry to the near post, Joe Bennett manages to make a clearance.

46:11

Steve Morison challenges Andrew Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Grounds.

44:42

Neil Harris is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

43:53

The referee blows for offside against Scott McDonald. David Forde takes the free kick.

43:28

Foul by James Henry on Seb Hines, free kick awarded. Nicky Bailey takes the free kick.

39:31

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andrew Taylor, clearance made by Liam Trotter.

38:36

James Henry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Bennett. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

37:54

Inswinging corner taken by James Henry.

36:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andrew Taylor on Nadjim Abdou. David Forde takes the direct free kick.

35:33

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Darren Purse makes a clearance.

32:57

James Henry takes the outswinging corner, Jonathan Grounds fouled by Darren Purse, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Steele takes the direct free kick.

32:45

Steve Morison takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew Davies.

32:21

Corner taken by James Henry, clearance by Nicky Bailey.

31:46

Foul by Scott McDonald on Darren Purse, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David Forde.

29:43

Outswinging corner taken by James Henry, clearance made by Andrew Taylor.

27:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Seb Hines by Steve Morison. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

26:51

Short corner worked by Tony McMahon.

26:41

Scott McDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.

24:26

Corner taken right-footed by James Henry from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Darren Purse misses to the left of the target.

22:50

Scott McDonald has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

21:05

Neil Harris is caught offside. Free kick taken by Seb Hines.

18:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nadjim Abdou on Leroy Lita. Nicky Bailey takes the free kick.

17:09

Shot by James Henry from outside the box goes over the net.

14:53

Neil Harris finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Millwall 1-0 Middlesbrough.Steve Morison provided the assist for the goal.

13:11

Paul Robinson takes a shot. Seb Hines gets a block in.

12:37

James Henry takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Andrew Taylor manages to make a clearance.

12:08

Andrew Davies challenges Neil Harris unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alan Dunne takes the free kick.

9:52

Leroy Lita takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Robinson.

8:51

James Henry takes a shot.

6:52

Unfair challenge on Neil Harris by Andrew Davies results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Trotter.

4:59

Header from deep inside the penalty area by Leroy Lita goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

4:18

Steve Morison challenges Julio Arca unfairly and gives away a free kick. Seb Hines takes the free kick.

2:45

Close range effort by Steve Morison goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:55

Corner taken right-footed by James Henry.

0:25

Corner taken by James Henry from the left by-line.

Match Preview

Lions crisis easing Millwall's injury crisis is easing ahead of the home game against Middlesbrough. Defenders Tony Craig (back) and Darren Ward (ankle) have returned to training this week after six weeks on the sidelines and should be involved. Midfielder Tamika Mkandawire is also on the mend after a muscle strain and will be handed a late fitness test. And January signing Hameur Bouazza has also trained all week having recovered from a knee injury and could be on the bench for the first time. Josh McQuoid is still out with ankle ligament damage but he is due back in training next week, leaving fellow striker Shaun Batt (knee) as the only long-term absentee. Defender Jens Berthel Askou is available for the final time before his loan from Norwich expires. Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will make a late call on whether to throw defender Maximilian Haas in for his debut. The January signing could be included in defence after Mowbray criticised individual mistakes made by his back-line which led to Boro throwing away a 3-1 lead at home to Swansea to lose 4-3 last time out. However, due to Haas` lack of experience of English football, the injury-hit defence could stay the same. Mowbray`s injury woes at the back are easing as left-back Andrew Taylor (hamstring) has a chance of being available, as does Julio Arca (toe). Right-back Justin Hoyte (hamstring) is closing on a return and centre-back Stephen McManus (ankle ligaments) is making good progress, although he is still three or four weeks away from full fitness. New signing Merouane Zemmama is pushing for a starting place after making his debut as a substitute against the Swans, on-loan Hamburg midfielder Mickael Tavares could be involved after recovering from a fractured toe as could forward Tarmo Kink who has missed a few weeks with a virus. Midfield trio Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (hip) and Kevin Thomson (hairline fibula fracture) have stepped up their recoveries from injury. Flood and Williams played 45 minutes of a reserve-team match against Sheffield United and Thomson has resumed light training.

Formation:442Manager: Kenny Jackett

Millwall

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

  • David Forde
  • Alan Dunne
  • Scott Barron
  • Nadjim Abdou
  • Paul Robinson
  • Darren Purse
  • Chris Hackett
  • Liam Trotter
  • Neil Harris
  • Steve Morison
  • James Henry
  • SUBS
  • Steve Mildenhall
  • Craig Eastmond
  • Hameur Bouazza
  • Tony Craig
  • Darren Ward
  • Kevin Lisbie
  • Theo Robinson

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Match Report

Lita leaves it late Leroy Lita`s 83rd-minute goal gave struggling Middlesbrough an invaluable three points at Millwall. The striker headed home from Merouane Zemmama`s cross to help his side move seven points clear of the npower Championship drop zone. In an entertaining match, the hosts drew first blood when Neil Harris, on his return to the starting line-up, coolly finished after collecting from Steve Morison`s flick-on. The Lions had several chances to extend their lead but they were pegged back by Tony McMahon`s fantastic free-kick and they then fell behind thanks to Scott McDonald`s strike. Hameur Bouazza came off the bench to score on his debut with a free-kick of his own before Lita ensured Boro`s first win at Millwall since 1973. The result is a blow to Millwall`s play-off hopes as they would have been hoping to close the eight-point gap on sixth-placed Leeds. The hosts, looking for their seventh consecutive home win, came flying out of the traps and Morison perhaps should have done better when he hurriedly shot wide from close range. James Henry struck the crossbar with a fierce 25-yard strike and although Lita was off target with his unmarked header at the other end, Harris gave the hosts a deserved lead in the 15th minute. David Forde`s long goal kick was flicked on by Morison and Harris stole in behind the Boro defence before slotting home to register his first league goal of the season. Another long-range effort from Henry went narrowly over as Millwall continued to create opportunities. The visitors were showing plenty of enterprise but they showed little cutting edge in the final third. That is until Lita burst through on goal after latching on to Julio Arca`s pass and although he took the ball round Forde, Darren Purse was on hand to clear the striker`s eventual shot. Davies almost put through his own net shortly before half-time when Henry`s cross hit the defender`s knee but the ball went narrowly wide. The Teesside club capitalised on their slice of luck with two goals in four minutes to turn the game on its head. McMahon brought a lifeless second-half to life with a magnificent 25-yard free-kick that found the top corner of the net in the 58th minute. Harris should have grabbed his and Millwall`s second immediately after but his header produced a fine save from Boro goalkeeper Jason Steele. The hosts were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal as McDonald put Boro ahead. A smart move finished with Zemmama finding the Australian striker and he fired past Forde. There was a suspicion that McDonald was offside and unsavoury scenes followed as objects were thrown in the direction of a linesman, which prompted referee Chris Sarginson to temporarily call a halt to proceedings and speak to both managers before allowing the game to continue. Harris spurned another opportunity when he missed the target with a header before Bouazza hauled Millwall level. The substitute hammered his free-kick from just outside the area past a helpless Steele in the 78th minute. However, as Kenny Jackett`s men piled forward in search of a winner, Lita grabbed the decisive goal seven minutes from time. Zemmama was once again the provider - his precision right-wing cross was headed in by the former Reading striker.

Form Guide

    WLWLWD
  • Millwall
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • DWDWLL

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 20/11/2010
  • Millwall
  • 0 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 26/02/1995
  • Middlesbrough
  • 3 - 0
  • Millwall
  • 01/10/1994
  • Middlesbrough
  • 4 - 2
  • Millwall
  • 06/02/1994
  • Millwall
  • 1 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 24/10/1993
  • Millwall
  • 2 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 18/01/1992

Top Scorers

Millwall

  • S Morison 10
  • L Trotter 4
  • K Lisbie 3
  • T Robinson 3
  • J Henry 3
  • D Schofield 2
  • S Barron 2
  • D Ward 1
  • P Robinson 1
  • T Mkandawire 1
  • J Marquis 1

Middlesbrough

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

Goals

Millwall

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 40
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 67
    • Goals per game 36
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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