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Middlesbrough 1-1 Coventry

Middlesbrough 1-1 Coventry

Lukas Jutkiewicz scored a late equaliser for Coventry to deny Middlesbrough a sixth straight victory.

The striker was on hand to head home off the underside of the crossbar after Roy O'Donovan's shot had been saved.

Marvin Emnes' seventh goal of the season had looked enough to give Boro the three points they needed to take them joint-top of the Championship.

But this would have been harsh on the Sky Blues, who had plenty of possession in the second half at the Riverside.

Coventry boss Andy Thorn opted to stick with the same eleven that picked up the club's first point of the season at home to Watford last weekend.

In contrast, Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray made four changes from the side that beat Peterborough in the Carling Cup on Wednesday, with on-loan Carl Ikeme, Rhys Williams, Julio Arca and Justin Hoyte all returning.

It was the home team who made the stronger start. Eight minutes in, Justin Hoyte capitalised on Chris Hussey's error to go through on goal but could only power his effort against the top of the crossbar.

Their fans would not have to wait too long for the breakthrough though.

Again it was Hussey who made a mistake, diverting the ball straight to Emnes, who finished clinically past Joe Murphy.

Soon after, the visitors missed a golden chance to equalise when O'Donovan controlled Matthew Bates' missed interception but could only side-foot the ball over the bar.

It was Boro who finished the half stronger though and Emnes saw a goalbound shot blocked by Martin Cranie before Joe Bennett's 18-yard shot was tipped over by Murphy.

Richard Keogh should have levelled after the break but he could only head Sammy Clingan's corner over the bar with the goal at his mercy.

But with 14 minutes left, Jutkiewicz struck and, barring a late scare when Boro substitute Faris Haroun cannoned a header against the bar, they superbly defended their hard-earned point.

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Saturday, 27 August 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 1-1 Coventry FT
(HT 1-0)
  • Emnes 21
  • Jutkiew'z 76

Middlesbrough

  • 13 Ikeme
  • 02 Hoyte (Martin 79)
  • 03 Bennett
  • 04 Bates
  • 06 McManus
  • 14 Williams
  • 29 McMahon
  • 10 Bailey
  • 17 Robson
  • 18 Arca (Haroun 62)
  • 09 Emnes

Substitutes

  • 15 Hines,
  • 22 Martin,
  • 33 Smallwood,
  • 38 Haroun,
  • 11 Kink

Coventry

  • 01 Murphy
  • 02 Keogh
  • 03 Hussey
  • 15 Cranie
  • 31 Christie
  • 04 Clingan
  • 07 Bell (Thomas 42)
  • 08 Baker yellow card
  • 34 Bigirimana
  • 09 Jutkiewicz
  • 19 O'Donovan

Substitutes

  • 13 Dunn,
  • 06 McPake,
  • 30 Cameron,
  • 32 Thomas,
  • 10 Eastwood
Ref: TierneyAtt: 17,432
MIDDLESBROUGH
COVENTRY

Possession

  • Middlesbrough 45%
  • Coventry 55%

Attempts on target

  • Middlesbrough 9
  • Coventry 6

Attempts off target

  • Middlesbrough 7
  • Coventry 4

Corners

  • Middlesbrough 12
  • Coventry 3

Fouls

  • Middlesbrough 7
  • Coventry 8
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:40 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+2:03 Tony McMahon sends in a cross, Faris Haroun takes a shot.
  • 90:00+1:15 The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett.
  • 90:00+0:56 Foul by Conor Thomas on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
  • 90:00+0:24 Free kick awarded for a foul by Roy O'Donovan on Matthew Bates. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.
  • 89:47 Tony McMahon takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.
  • 89:21 Centre by Tony McMahon, Rhys Williams takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.
  • 88:03 The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett.
  • 87:22 Conor Thomas challenges Nicky Bailey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Stephen McManus takes the direct free kick.
  • 85:26 Centre by Marvin Emnes.
  • 84:18 The ball is delivered by Barry Robson, Cyrus Christie manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:18 Faris Haroun has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.
  • 82:36 A cross is delivered by Malaury Martin, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.
  • 82:19 The ball is delivered by Tony McMahon.
  • 79:58 Malaury Martin has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
  • 78:50 Substitution Malaury Martin comes on in place of Justin Hoyte.
  • 78:50 The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett.
  • 78:34 The ball is sent over by Justin Hoyte, Martin Cranie makes a clearance.
  • 77:41 Corner taken by Barry Robson, save by Joe Murphy. Corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.
  • 77:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Roy O'Donovan on Nicky Bailey. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
  • 76:51 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Blocked by Roy O'Donovan.
  • 75:53 Roy O'Donovan provided the assist for the goal.
  • 75:53 GOAL - Lukas JutkiewiczMiddlesbrough 1 - 1 Coventry Lukas Jutkiewicz fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Coventry.
  • 75:35 Roy O'Donovan takes a shot. Carl Ikeme makes a save.
  • 75:23 The ball is delivered by Chris Hussey, save by Carl Ikeme.
  • 73:32 Chris Hussey takes a shot. Blocked by Nicky Bailey.
  • 72:50 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line, clearance made by Rhys Williams.
  • 72:43 A cross is delivered by Cyrus Christie, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.
  • 71:54 The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, Cyrus Christie gets a block in.
  • 67:00 Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner.
  • 64:00 Close range shot by Justin Hoyte misses to the left of the goal.
  • 61:52 Substitution Faris Haroun is brought on as a substitute for Julio Arca.
  • 61:30 Carl Baker sends in a cross, Roy O'Donovan takes a shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme.
  • 60:45 A cross is delivered by Joe Bennett, save by Joe Murphy.
  • 57:55 Corner taken right-footed by Sammy Clingan from the right by-line to the near post, Close range headed effort by Richard Keogh misses to the right of the target.
  • 57:26 Tony McMahon challenges Lukas Jutkiewicz unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 55:11 Barry Robson takes a inswinging corner. Rhys Williams takes a shot. Clearance by Sammy Clingan. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Cyrus Christie.
  • 54:35 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson from the right by-line to the near post, Conor Thomas makes a clearance.
  • 53:45 Unfair challenge on Gael Bigirimana by Joe Bennett results in a free kick. Gael Bigirimana takes the direct free kick.
  • 52:44 Carl Baker takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 52:16 Matthew Bates concedes a free kick for a foul on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
  • 51:47 The referee blows for offside. Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick.
  • 51:19 Centre by Cyrus Christie, save by Carl Ikeme.
  • 47:06 The ball is delivered by Carl Baker, Close range headed effort by Lukas Jutkiewicz misses to the right of the target.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:22 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+0:58 The ball is swung over by Lukas Jutkiewicz.
  • 44:01 Shot by Joe Bennett. Save by Joe Murphy. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson.
  • 43:15 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Blocked by Gael Bigirimana.
  • 41:47 Substitution Conor Thomas is brought on as a substitute for David Bell.
  • 39:58 The assistant referee signals for offside against Barry Robson. Martin Cranie restarts play with the free kick.
  • 39:30 Carl Baker challenges Tony McMahon unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
  • 36:04 Barry Robson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 35:08 Stephen McManus takes the free kick.
  • 35:08 Booking The referee cautions Carl Baker for unsporting behaviour.
  • 34:26 Carl Baker concedes a free kick for a foul on Tony McMahon.
  • 32:28 Carl Baker takes a shot. Nicky Bailey gets a block in.
  • 32:02 Roy O'Donovan fouled by Nicky Bailey, the ref awards a free kick. Sammy Clingan takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:19 Barry Robson produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the left of the target.
  • 30:27 Barry Robson takes a shot. Blocked by Sammy Clingan. Inswinging corner taken by Barry Robson.
  • 29:31 Justin Hoyte has an effort at goal. Save made by Joe Murphy.
  • 28:04 The ball is crossed by Carl Baker.
  • 26:52 Effort on goal by Roy O'Donovan from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 26:26 A cross is delivered by Carl Baker.
  • 25:51 Joe Bennett delivers the ball, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.
  • 22:50 Barry Robson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Cranie. Direct free kick taken by Martin Cranie.
  • 20:58 GOAL - Marvin EmnesMiddlesbrough 1 - 0 Coventry A goal is scored by Marvin Emnes from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-0 Coventry.
  • 20:32 Marvin Emnes is ruled offside. Gael Bigirimana restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:47 Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line.
  • 19:41 The ball is crossed by Joe Bennett, Chris Hussey manages to make a clearance.
  • 15:31 The ball is crossed by Sammy Clingan, save made by Carl Ikeme.
  • 15:08 David Bell decides to take the corner short.
  • 14:19 The ball is delivered by Barry Robson.
  • 13:59 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Tony McMahon, Joe Murphy makes a save.
  • 13:51 Marvin Emnes delivers the ball, clearance by Sammy Clingan.
  • 13:35 Marvin Emnes decides to take the corner short.
  • 13:29 The ball is delivered by Justin Hoyte, Cyrus Christie makes a clearance.
  • 12:07 Unfair challenge on Roy O'Donovan by Tony McMahon results in a free kick. Sammy Clingan restarts play with the free kick.
  • 11:14 The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.
  • 8:09 Justin Hoyte takes a shot.
  • 7:01 Tony McMahon takes the inswinging corner, Gael Bigirimana manages to make a clearance.
  • 6:48 Centre by Joe Bennett, Cyrus Christie gets a block in.
  • 6:29 Shot by Roy O'Donovan. Stephen McManus gets a block in.
  • 4:42 Unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan by Julio Arca results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.
  • 4:01 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barry Robson by Martin Cranie. Barry Robson takes the free kick.
  • 2:58 Lukas Jutkiewicz delivers the ball, blocked by Tony McMahon.
  • 1:44 Lukas Jutkiewicz concedes a free kick for a foul on Rhys Williams. Direct free kick taken by Stephen McManus.
  • 1:09 The ball is swung over by Barry Robson, Joe Murphy makes a save.
  • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 27 Aug 2011 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Brighton 5 6 13
2 Southampton 5 6 12
3 Derby 5 5 12
4 Middlesbrough 5 5 11
5 Crystal Palace 5 3 10
6 Cardiff 5 1 8
7 Blackpool 5 1 8
8 Peterborough 5 4 7
9 West Ham 4 4 7
10 Leicester 5 -1 7
11 Millwall 5 1 6
12 Portsmouth 5 0 6
13 Hull 5 -3 6
14 Ipswich 5 -6 6
15 Burnley 4 -1 5
16 Nott'm Forest 4 -1 5
17 Barnsley 5 -2 5
18 Bristol City 5 -4 5
19 Leeds 5 -1 4
20 Reading 5 -1 4
21 Birmingham 3 -2 3
22 Coventry 5 -3 2
23 Watford 4 -5 2
24 Doncaster 5 -6 1

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