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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

94:21 +4.21

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.

94:03 +4.03

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

93:20 +3.20

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

93:04 +3.04

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

92:58 +2.58

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

91:56 +1.56

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

91:26 +1.26

Centre by Justin Hoyte.

89:41

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

86:41

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.

86:41

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

84:35

Paul Parry on for Jon Parkin.

82:31

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

81:34

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

81:21

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

80:47

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

76:33

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

75:38

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

75:23

Michael Tonge takes a shot. Blocked by Mickael Tavares.

74:51

Danny Pugh goes off and Keith Treacy comes on.

74:21

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

73:24

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

71:18

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.

70:35

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

70:00

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

68:59

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

67:56

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

67:49

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

66:40

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

66:06

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

65:43

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

65:03

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

64:53

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

62:47

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

61:56

Darel Russell goes off and Paul Coutts comes on.

60:48

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.

58:51

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.

57:28

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

56:18

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

55:37

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

55:03

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

54:34

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

54:28

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

53:37

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

51:55

The ball is sent over by Billy Jones.

51:42

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

50:52

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

49:52

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.

49:20

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

48:54

Marvin Emnes delivers the ball.

47:52

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

46:50

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

46:40 +1.40

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

45:33 +0.33

Kevin Thomson crosses the ball.

45:10 +0.10

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

41:00

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

40:00

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

37:30

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

36:59

Joshua King takes a shot. Blocked by Justin Hoyte.

36:06

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

35:05

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

34:19

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

33:44

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

32:38

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

29:38

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

28:53

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

26:27

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.

25:48

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

25:28

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

24:56

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

24:08

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

24:01

The ball is sent over by Kevin Thomson.

22:52

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

22:28

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

22:21

The ball is crossed by Julio Arca.

21:45

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

20:04

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

19:37

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

18:14

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

16:34

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

14:32

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

14:21

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

13:03

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

12:40

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

12:29

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

12:01

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

11:28

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

10:45

Centre by Billy Jones.

10:15

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

9:04

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

8:40

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

8:05

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

7:22

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

5:32

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

5:10

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

4:33

A cross is delivered by Jon Parkin.

4:01

Centre by Mickael Tavares, Andy Lonergan makes a save.

2:28

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

2:10

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

1:59

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

possession


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