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  • Date:28 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Deepdale
  • Attendance:11,946
  • Jones (26)
  • Lita (29)
    Lita (58) Wheater (60)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Joshua King is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Joshua King challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jason Steele.

95mins

The referee blows for offside against Leroy Lita. Wayne Brown restarts play with the free kick.

94mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jason Steele by Paul Parry. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

94mins

Keith Treacy takes the inswinging corner, save made by Jason Steele.

93mins

The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy, Joe Bennett makes a clearance.

92mins

Keith Treacy is caught offside. Free kick taken by David Wheater.

92mins

Centre by Justin Hoyte.

90mins

A cross is delivered by Billy Jones, save by Jason Steele.

87mins

Tony McMahon joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mickael Tavares. The offside flag is raised against Leroy Lita. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

87mins

Tony McMahon replaces Mickael Tavares. The referee blows for offside. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

85mins

Paul Parry on for Jon Parkin.

83mins

Leroy Lita has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

82mins

The ball is delivered by Keith Treacy, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

82mins

Joshua King produces a cross, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.

81mins

Paul Coutts concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Thomson. Kevin Thomson takes the free kick.

77mins

Keith Treacy sends in a cross, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

76mins

Keith Treacy takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by David Wheater.

76mins

Michael Tonge takes a shot. Blocked by Mickael Tavares.

75mins

Danny Pugh goes off and Keith Treacy comes on.

75mins

Leroy Lita produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

74mins

Billy Jones crosses the ball, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.

72mins

The referee books Danny Pugh for unsporting behaviour. Marvin Emnes goes off and Scott McDonald comes on. Unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Danny Pugh results in a free kick. Free kick taken by David Wheater.

71mins

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Tonge, clearance by David Wheater.

70mins

Foul by Matthew Bates on Jon Parkin, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Michael Tonge, clearance by David Wheater.

69mins

Adam Barton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.

68mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, Andy Lonergan makes a save.

68mins

The ball is delivered by Marvin Emnes, clearance by Wayne Brown.

67mins

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Pugh from the right by-line, clearance made by Gary O'Neil.

67mins

The ball is delivered by Marvin Emnes, save by Andy Lonergan.

66mins

Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Danny Pugh results in a free kick. Gary O'Neil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

66mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Tonge on Kevin Thomson. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

65mins

The ball is delivered by Danny Pugh, clearance made by Matthew Bates.

63mins

Michael Tonge has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

62mins

Darel Russell goes off and Paul Coutts comes on.

61mins

David Wheater scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Preston 1-3 Middlesbrough.Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Adam Barton results in a free kick. Gary O'Neil provided the assist for the goal.

59mins

A goal is scored by Leroy Lita from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Preston 1-2 Middlesbrough.The assist for the goal came from Julio Arca.

58mins

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Ritchie De Laet gets a block in.

57mins

Michael Tonge has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

56mins

The ball is sent over by Gary O'Neil, Headed effort from close range by Leroy Lita goes wide left of the target.

56mins

Corner taken by Julio Arca, clearance by Ritchie De Laet.

55mins

Corner taken by Julio Arca from the right by-line to the near post, Wayne Brown makes a clearance.

55mins

Justin Hoyte crosses the ball, Ritchie De Laet gets a block in.

54mins

Jon Parkin takes a shot. Jason Steele makes a save.

52mins

The ball is sent over by Billy Jones.

52mins

Michael Tonge sends in a cross, clearance by Matthew Bates.

51mins

Shot from outside the box by Julio Arca misses to the left of the goal.

50mins

Adam Barton concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Kevin Thomson crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Darel Russell manages to make a clearance.

50mins

Kevin Thomson challenges Jon Parkin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Craig Morgan.

49mins

Marvin Emnes delivers the ball.

48mins

The offside flag is raised against Joe Bennett. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Parkin. David Wheater restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Danny Pugh takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Leroy Lita.

46mins

Kevin Thomson crosses the ball.

46mins

The referee blows for offside. Matthew Bates restarts play with the free kick.

41mins

Foul by Ritchie De Laet on Julio Arca, free kick awarded. Justin Hoyte takes the free kick.

40mins

Darel Russell challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Bennett.

38mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Tonge.

37mins

Joshua King takes a shot. Blocked by Justin Hoyte.

37mins

Centre by Justin Hoyte, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Marvin Emnes misses to the left of the goal.

36mins

The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, clearance by Craig Morgan.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Billy Jones. Kevin Thomson takes the direct free kick.

34mins

Effort from long distance by Leroy Lita goes wide right of the target.

33mins

Effort from inside the area by Danny Pugh misses to the right of the target.

30mins

Goal scored by Leroy Lita from just inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Preston 1-1 Middlesbrough.

29mins

The ball is swung over by Michael Tonge, clearance by David Wheater.

27mins

Billy Jones finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Preston 1-0 Middlesbrough.Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Danny Pugh from the right by-line to the near post, assist on the goal came from Danny Pugh.

26mins

Darel Russell takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele.

26mins

Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Craig Morgan gets a block in.

25mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Marvin Emnes. Free kick taken by Billy Jones.

25mins

Unfair challenge on Craig Morgan by Leroy Lita results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

25mins

The ball is sent over by Kevin Thomson.

23mins

Joe Bennett crosses the ball, clearance made by Craig Morgan.

23mins

Centre by Justin Hoyte, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.

23mins

The ball is crossed by Julio Arca.

22mins

Darel Russell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julio Arca. Free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on Kevin Thomson. Direct free kick taken by Joe Bennett.

20mins

Leroy Lita has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.

19mins

Shot by Adam Barton from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

17mins

Shot from deep inside the area by Gary O'Neil goes over the bar.

15mins

Corner taken right-footed by Michael Tonge from the left by-line, clearance made by Joe Bennett.

15mins

The ball is delivered by Marvin Emnes, clearance made by Craig Morgan.

14mins

Unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Billy Jones results in a free kick. David Wheater restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Barton by Mickael Tavares. Darel Russell restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

A cross is delivered by Jon Parkin, Joe Bennett gets a block in.

13mins

Gary O'Neil crosses the ball, Andy Lonergan makes a save.

12mins

Gary O'Neil takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Andy Lonergan makes a save.

11mins

Centre by Billy Jones.

11mins

The ball is delivered by Joe Bennett, save made by Andy Lonergan.

10mins

Darel Russell takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

9mins

Unfair challenge on Danny Pugh by Gary O'Neil results in a free kick. Ritchie De Laet takes the free kick.

9mins

Joe Bennett fouled by Darel Russell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

8mins

Joshua King produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

6mins

The official flags Gary O'Neil offside. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

6mins

Leroy Lita fouled by Adam Barton, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Bates restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

A cross is delivered by Jon Parkin.

5mins

Centre by Mickael Tavares, Andy Lonergan makes a save.

3mins

The offside flag is raised against Darel Russell. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

3mins

Danny Pugh produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses right.

2mins

Michael Tonge sends in a cross, Justin Hoyte manages to make a clearance.

The referee gets the match started.

The referee blows for half time.

The second half begins.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Lilywhites strengthened for Boro clash Leon Cort will play the last game of his one-month loan spell for Preston in the home clash with fellow strugglers Middlesbrough. The towering defender has impressed since joining from Burnley and boss Darren Ferguson is hopeful of agreeing an extension to the loan after the Boro game. Midfielder Barry Nicholson has been an unused substitute in five of the last six games as he works his way back to full fitness after twice breaking a leg. Nicholson believes he has now reached full fitness and could push for inclusion, while Ferguson should also have midfield duo Matty James and Paul Coutts available after injury. Iain Hume's 93-day stay from Barnsley has expired but the former Leicester striker is expected to return to Deepdale in a permanent transfer when the transfer window opens in January. On-loan Manchester United striker Josh King has recovered from an ankle injury and could start up front.M Nicky Bailey could return to the Middlesbrough squad. The midfielder missed the 2-1 defeat at Doncaster on December 17 with a groin problem, but was expected to return for the Boxing Day clash with Nottingham Forest before it was postponed. Manager Tony Mowbray otherwise has no fresh fitness concerns as he attempts to guide his side away from the lower reaches of the table. Long-term absentees Stephen McManus (ankle), Jonathan Franks (herniated disc), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain on the sidelines. Boro head into the game level on points with third-bottom Crystal Palace and just two better off than North End.

Formation:442Manager: Darren Ferguson

Preston

Formation: 451Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

  • Andy Lonergan
  • Billy Jones
  • Craig Morgan
  • Wayne Brown
  • Ritchie De Laet
  • Michael Tonge
  • Adam Barton
  • Darel Russell
  • Danny Pugh
  • Jon Parkin
  • Joshua King
  • SUBS
  • Andreas Arestidou
  • Callum Davidson
  • Paul Coutts
  • Barry Nicholson
  • Keith Treacy
  • Paul Parry
  • Conor McLaughlin

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Match Report

Boro pile misery on Preston Preston will go into 2011 rooted to the bottom of the npower Championship after a 3-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Middlesbrough at Deepdale. Middlesbrough have struggled on their travels this season and that looking like continuing when Billy Jones headed the home side in front after 27 minutes. However, Leroy Lita produced a superb run and finish to draw Boro level three minutes later before putting the visitors in front just before the hour mark. David Wheater, who has been linked with a move away from Middlesbrough in the January transfer window, then capped a fine performance by heading a third soon after. The victory was only Middlesbrough's second away from home this season and moved them one point clear of the relegation zone. Meanwhile, Preston stay bottom of the table, five points behind Boro. Preston made a bright start and fashioned the first meaningful chance with 10 minutes gone when Jon Parkin laid the ball into the path of Darel Russell, who fired over from 20 yards. Moments later Lita was dispossessed and Preston broke at pace with Michael Tonge playing the ball a little wide to Adam Barton who flashed a shot just wide of the post. The game opened up and the dangerous Marvin Emnes got away down the left before providing a fine ball into the box but Lita was unable to connect properly. Lita thought he had put the visitors in front soon after but his goal was disallowed for a foul. With 26 minutes gone Middlesbrough goalkeeper Jason Steele produced a fine save to keep out a 25-yard effort from Russell. But from the resulting corner, Danny Pugh picked out Jones at the far post and he headed in from close range to put Preston in front. Middlesbrough had lost every game this season in which they have gone behind, but three minutes later, Lita embarked on a fine run from the halfway line and burst towards the edge of the box before blasting a shot high into the net. The visitors ended the half the stronger of the two sides and began the second half in the same vain with Gary O'Neil crossing for Lita, who headed wide. Emnes was denied by a good block from Ritchie De Laet before Boro deservedly went in front with 59 minutes gone. Julio Arca sent a long ball over the Preston defence and Lita raced clear before finishing well past Andy Lonergan for his second of the game. It got worse for Preston two minutes later when O'Neil swung in a free-kick from the right and Wheater climbed highest to head home. Preston never looked like getting back into the game and Lita could have had a hat-trick with eight minutes remaining - but he fired wide when clean through.

Form Guide

    LLLDDW
  • Preston
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • LLDLWL

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 0
  • Preston
  • 23/03/2010
  • Preston
  • 2 - 2
  • Middlesbrough
  • 24/10/2009
  • Preston
  • 2 - 4
  • Middlesbrough
  • 27/04/1974
  • Middlesbrough
  • 3 - 0
  • Preston
  • 11/12/1973
  • Preston
  • 0 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 11/11/1972
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 0
  • Preston
  • 19/09/1972

Top Scorers

Preston

  • J Parkin 7
  • I Hume 4
  • K Treacy 4
  • C Morgan 2
  • B Jones 2
  • M Tonge 1
  • A Barton 1

Middlesbrough

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

Goals

Preston

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 25
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Middlesbrough

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

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