Stoke 1-0 Middlesbrough

21 March 2009 04:56
Middlesbrough's Tuncay came the closest to breaking the deadlock on 33 minutes with a moment of brilliance, turning just outside the 18-yard-box to curl a fizzing, right-footed shot over Sorensen, as well as the crossbar, much to the Turkey international's dismay.With little entertainment on offer at the start of the second half, Pulis withdrew Diao and brought on winger Matthew Etherington on 50 minutes, while Southgate introduced record signing Afonso Alves five minutes later, with Marlon King making way.And it was the visitors who had the first opportunity of the second half when O'Neil's powerful right-foot strike was turned past his left-hand post by Sorensen.

Source: BBC_Sport