Middlesbrough 1-1 Nottm Forest

21 November 2009 05:01
Rob Earnshaw's late free-kick stretched Nottingham Forest's unbeaten run to nine and left Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan still seeking his first win.Leroy Lita put Boro ahead early on when he fired home on the rebound after a fine team move saw Forest keeper Lee Camp save Julio Arca's initial shot. [LNB]But Forest battled back thanks to a strong second-half display. [LNB]And substitute Earnshaw's superb strike from the edge of the box earned the Reds a deserved point. [LNB][LNB]Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan: "I'm happy with the way we started the game and the first 30 to 35 minutes, but not happy with the rest of the game. [LNB]"The two games we played before this (defeats to Plymouth and Crystal Palace) I felt we could have won, but the most likely team to win this game was Nottingham Forest. [LNB]"I thought the back four and (goalkeeper) Brad (Jones) played well but the most important thing in football is to score goals and I don't think we were much of a threat to be honest." [LNB]Nottm Forest manager Billy Davies: "I think the first half was as poor as we've been this season. We were their best player at times because we kept giving them the ball too easily and that's why I was so angry. [LNB]"But after one or two choice words at half-time we came out and showed what we are all about. I'm pleased because of the reaction. [LNB]"I'm very proud of the run that we're on and the away record that we carry. They're a great bunch and I thought in the second half we really showed our potential." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 21 November 2009[LNB] Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Middlesbrough 1-1 Nottm Forest R (HT 1-0) Lita 5 Earnshaw 73 Middlesbrough 01 Jones 06 Pogatetz 12 St. Ledger 25 Williams yellow card 31 Wheater 16 O'Neil 18 Johnson 20 Arca (Digard 66) 34 Osbourne yellow card 09 Lita (Franks 76) 33 Kitson (Bent 57) Substitutes 21 Coyne, 03 Taylor, 29 McMahon, 07 Yeates, 08 Digard, 19 Bent, 28 Franks Nottm Forest 01 Camp 05 Morgan 06 Wilson 15 Cohen yellow card 16 Gunter 07 Anderson 14 Garner (McCleary 65) 18 McKenna yellow card 19 Moussi 09 Adebola (Blackstock 80) 17 McGoldrick (Earnshaw 57) Substitutes 21 Smith, 04 Chambers, 08 McGugan, 28 Majewski, 10 Earnshaw, 12 McCleary, 23 Blackstock Ref: ProbertAtt: 22,710 MIDDLESBROUGH NOTTM FOREST Possession Middlesbrough 51% Nottm Forest 49% Attempts on target Middlesbrough 4 Nottm Forest 5 Attempts off target Middlesbrough 5 Nottm Forest 4 Corners Middlesbrough 1 Nottm Forest 4 Fouls Middlesbrough 13 Nottm Forest 15 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:29 The final whistle goes and the game is over. 90:00+3:57 The offside flag is raised against Jonathan Franks. Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick. 90:00+3:39 The ball is delivered by Adam Johnson, clearance by Paul McKenna. Correction - 90:00+2:13 Effort from long range by Guy Moussi goes wide right of the target. 90:00+2:13 Dexter Blackstock takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post. 90:00+1:42 Unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Gary O'Neil results in a free kick. Paul Anderson restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+0:58 Paul Anderson fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+0:47 The ball is delivered by Emanuel Pogatetz, save by Lee Camp. 89:54 Marcus Bent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick. 88:20 Rhys Williams has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal. 87:08 Adam Johnson produces a cross, Isaiah Osbourne has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 86:32 Dexter Blackstock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Emanuel Pogatetz. Emanuel Pogatetz takes the free kick. 86:10 Chris Cohen delivers the ball. The ball is swung over by Chris Cohen, clearance made by Didier Digard. 84:56 The ball is sent over by Rhys Williams, clearance by Wes Morgan. 84:20 Effort from inside the area by Robert Earnshaw misses to the left of the target. 81:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Johnson by Guy Moussi. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick. 80:43 The official flags Chris Gunter offside. Free kick taken by Brad Jones. 79:27 Substitution Dexter Blackstock is brought on as a substitute for Dele Adebola. 79:19 A cross is delivered by Chris Gunter. 78:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marcus Bent by Kelvin Wilson. Gary O'Neil takes the direct free kick. 78:01 The referee blows for offside against Marcus Bent. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Camp. Correction - 76:59 Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger. 76:59 Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger. 76:59 Booking The referee shows Chris Cohen a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Correction - 76:51 Chris Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil. 76:51 Foul by Chris Cohen on Gary O'Neil, free kick awarded. 76:32 Chris Cohen delivers the ball, clearance by Emanuel Pogatetz. 75:08 Substitution Jonathan Franks comes on in place of Leroy Lita. 73:58 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Rhys Williams goes wide of the right-hand upright. 72:14 GOAL - Robert Earnshaw:Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Nottm Forest Robert Earnshaw hits the back of the net with a goal direct from the free kick from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Nottm Forest. 71:55 David Wheater is penalised for a handball. 71:39 The ball is delivered by Garath McCleary, clearance made by Emanuel Pogatetz. 71:18 The referee blows for offside. Chris Cohen takes the direct free kick. 70:43 The ball is swung over by Paul Anderson, Emanuel Pogatetz makes a clearance. 68:36 Free kick taken by Chris Cohen. 68:36 Booking Rhys Williams receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. 68:32 Rhys Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Cohen. 68:03 Paul McKenna has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target. 67:30 Unfair challenge on Garath McCleary by Didier Digard results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Wes Morgan. 66:05 Centre by Paul Anderson. 64:43 Substitution Didier Digard replaces Julio Arca. 64:43 Substitution Garath McCleary is brought on as a substitute for Joe Garner. 63:52 Isaiah Osbourne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Cohen. 63:43 Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson. 63:43 Booking The referee books Isaiah Osbourne for unsporting behaviour. 62:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Earnshaw by Sean St. Ledger. Robert Earnshaw takes the direct free kick. 62:12 Headed effort from deep inside the area by David Wheater misses to the right of the goal. 61:13 Joe Garner challenges Adam Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil. 61:03 A cross is delivered by Rhys Williams, clearance made by Kelvin Wilson. 60:04 Joe Garner crosses the ball. 59:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Garner on Emanuel Pogatetz. Sean St. Ledger takes the free kick. 58:35 The ball is delivered by Leroy Lita. 56:12 Lee Camp takes the indirect free kick. 56:12 Substitution Robert Earnshaw joins the action as a substitute, replacing David McGoldrick. 56:12 Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Marcus Bent coming on for Dave Kitson. 56:12 The official flags Dave Kitson offside. 55:33 Paul Anderson takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Rhys Williams. 55:08 Foul by Dave Kitson on Wes Morgan, free kick awarded. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick. 54:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dele Adebola on Gary O'Neil. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick. 52:12 Shot from outside the box by Paul McKenna goes wide right of the target. 51:43 Corner taken by Paul Anderson from the left by-line, save by Brad Jones. 51:32 Joe Garner takes a shot. Brad Jones makes a save. 50:52 A cross is delivered by Adam Johnson, clearance by Wes Morgan. 49:36 The ball is swung over by Paul McKenna, Brad Jones makes a save. 49:16 Joe Garner takes a shot. Adam Johnson gets a block in. 49:09 The ball is sent over by Paul Anderson, save by Brad Jones. 48:53 Adam Johnson crosses the ball, save made by Lee Camp. 48:38 Adam Johnson fouled by Joe Garner, the ref awards a free kick. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick. 47:21 Centre by Chris Cohen, Rhys Williams gets a block in. 46:41 Corner taken right-footed by Paul Anderson from the left by-line to the near post, Emanuel Pogatetz makes a clearance. 46:00 Unfair challenge on Joe Garner by Gary O'Neil results in a free kick. Paul McKenna takes the direct free kick. 45:01 The referee gets the second half started. Half Time 45:00+2:37 The referee blows for half time. 45:00+0:47 David McGoldrick takes a shot. Brad Jones gets a block in. 41:06 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dele Adebola on Emanuel Pogatetz. Free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger. 39:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Cohen on Adam Johnson. David Wheater takes the free kick. 37:39 David McGoldrick concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Williams. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick. 37:09 The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson, clearance by Paul McKenna. 34:59 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by Isaiah Osbourne. Free kick taken by Chris Cohen. 32:42 Inswinging corner taken by Paul Anderson, David Wheater makes a clearance. 29:49 The assistant referee signals for offside against David McGoldrick. Brad Jones takes the free kick. 24:49 The ball is crossed by Adam Johnson. 23:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joe Garner on Sean St. Ledger. Sean St. Ledger restarts play with the free kick. 17:21 Kelvin Wilson concedes a free kick for a foul on Leroy Lita. Gary O'Neil fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. 15:54 Guy Moussi takes a shot. Save made by Brad Jones. 14:15 Corner taken left-footed by Adam Johnson, clearance made by Chris Gunter. 13:16 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Isaiah Osbourne. Free kick taken by Paul McKenna. 12:04 Dave Kitson takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. 11:31 Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil. 11:31 Booking Paul McKenna goes into the referee's book. 11:22 Gary O'Neil fouled by Paul McKenna, the ref awards a free kick. 10:08 Unfair challenge on Sean St. Ledger by Dele Adebola results in a free kick. Brad Jones takes the direct free kick. 8:58 Leroy Lita challenges Kelvin Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp. 8:46 Dele Adebola is caught offside. Sean St. Ledger takes the direct free kick. 5:37 Julio Arca takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. 4:33 GOAL - Leroy Lita:Middlesbrough 1 - 0 Nottm Forest Leroy Lita grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Nottm Forest. 4:08 Julio Arca takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp. 1:48 Dele Adebola fouled by David Wheater, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson. 0:00 The match gets underway. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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