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Middlesbrough 0-0 Ipswich

Middlesbrough 0-0 Ipswich

Middlesbrough remain unbeaten in the Championship but missed out on the chance to go top after an entertaining goalless draw with Ipswich.

Ipswich defender Ibrahima Sonko headed wide from just four yards out after Keith Andrews' clever lofted pass.

Michael Chopra should have scored for Town but his volley from three yards struck keeper Carl Ikeme and flew over.

The visitors' Jason Scotland hit the post with a powerful drive, and Boro's Scott McDonald forced a good save.

Ipswich survived a penalty shout when there was a handball claim against Lee Bowyer and Australia international McDonald had another near miss late on, heading into the side-netting.

Middlesbrough's blank was the first time they failed to score in 21 games but both clubs have now kept three consecutive league clean sheets.

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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Middlesbrough 0-0 Ipswich FT
(HT 0-0)

      Middlesbrough

      • 13 Ikeme
      • 02 Hoyte (Thomson 82)
      • 03 Bennett yellow card
      • 04 Bates
      • 14 Williams
      • 29 McMahon
      • 10 Bailey
      • 17 Robson (Nimely 82)
      • 38 Haroun
      • 07 McDonald
      • 09 Emnes

      Substitutes

      • 06 McManus,
      • 05 Zemmama,
      • 08 Thomson,
      • 18 Arca,
      • 26 Nimely

      Ipswich

      • 13 Stockdale
      • 03 Cresswell
      • 25 Collins
      • 31 Sonko yellow card
      • 06 Leadbitter
      • 07 Edwards
      • 08 Bowyer
      • 15 Andrews
      • 21 Bullard
      • 10 Chopra
      • 14 Scotland (Murphy 85)

      Substitutes

      • 12 Lee-Barrett,
      • 05 Delaney,
      • 29 Ainsley,
      • 09 Emmanuel-Thomas,
      • 27 Murphy
      Ref: MathiesonAtt: 17,741
      MIDDLESBROUGH
      IPSWICH

      Possession

      • Middlesbrough 57%
      • Ipswich 43%

      Attempts on target

      • Middlesbrough 7
      • Ipswich 6

      Attempts off target

      • Middlesbrough 6
      • Ipswich 5

      Corners

      • Middlesbrough 6
      • Ipswich 7

      Fouls

      • Middlesbrough 8
      • Ipswich 10
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+3:22 The referee ends the match.
      • 90:00+3:01 Jimmy Bullard challenges Marvin Emnes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marvin Emnes restarts play with the free kick.
      • 90:00+1:48 A cross is delivered by Alex Nimely, clearance made by Grant Leadbitter.
      • 89:58 Centre by Faris Haroun, clearance by Ibrahima Sonko.
      • 86:52 Corner taken by Jimmy Bullard, save by Carl Ikeme.
      • 86:38 Michael Chopra takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Bates.
      • 85:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Daryl Murphy on Nicky Bailey. Matthew Bates restarts play with the free kick.
      • 82:39 Free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.
      • 82:39 Substitution Jason Scotland leaves the field to be replaced by Daryl Murphy.
      • 82:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tony McMahon on Jason Scotland.
      • 81:11 Substitution (Middlesbrough) makes a substitution, with Kevin Thomson coming on for Justin Hoyte.
      • 81:11 Substitution Alex Nimely joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Robson.
      • 80:53 Justin Hoyte sends in a cross, Scott McDonald produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 80:38 Tony McMahon delivers the ball, clearance made by Danny Collins.
      • 80:19 Tony McMahon takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Collins.
      • 79:17 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, Danny Collins manages to make a clearance.
      • 78:36 The offside flag is raised against Scott McDonald. Ibrahima Sonko takes the free kick.
      • 77:21 The ball is swung over by Danny Collins, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.
      • 74:38 Nicky Bailey concedes a free kick for a foul on Grant Leadbitter. Aaron Cresswell has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
      • 73:36 Corner from right by-line taken by Barry Robson.
      • 73:29 The ball is crossed by Nicky Bailey, Danny Collins gets a block in.
      • 73:19 The ball is sent over by Joe Bennett, Keith Andrews manages to make a clearance.
      • 73:07 Tony McMahon produces a cross, clearance by Ibrahima Sonko.
      • 71:47 The assistant referee flags for offside against Michael Chopra. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
      • 70:59 The assistant referee flags for offside against Grant Leadbitter. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
      • 70:09 Foul by Danny Collins on Carl Ikeme, free kick awarded. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.
      • 69:45 Corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard, Carl Ikeme makes a save.
      • 69:25 Jason Scotland takes a shot. Justin Hoyte gets a block in.
      • 69:14 A cross is delivered by Barry Robson, David Stockdale makes a comfortable save.
      • 68:40 Corner taken by Barry Robson from the left by-line, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
      • 68:31 Scott McDonald takes a shot. Ibrahima Sonko gets a block in.
      • 67:21 Grant Leadbitter takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme.
      • 65:46 The ball is sent over by Barry Robson.
      • 65:32 Scott McDonald takes a shot. David Stockdale makes a fantastic save.
      • 64:34 Corner from left by-line taken by Tony McMahon.
      • 64:27 The ball is swung over by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Ibrahima Sonko.
      • 63:34 Effort from the edge of the area by Scott McDonald goes wide of the right-hand post.
      • 59:47 Foul by Nicky Bailey on Grant Leadbitter, free kick awarded. Jimmy Bullard has an effort direct from the free kick.
      • 56:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ibrahima Sonko on Scott McDonald. Tony McMahon restarts play with the free kick.
      • 55:39 A cross is delivered by Carlos Edwards.
      • 54:13 Justin Hoyte produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.
      • 53:31 Short corner taken by Jimmy Bullard.
      • 52:11 Grant Leadbitter fouled by Faris Haroun, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bowyer takes the free kick.
      • 51:45 Joe Bennett delivers the ball, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.
      • 50:30 Jason Scotland produces a left-footed shot from just inside the box and strikes the post.
      • 49:40 Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by David Stockdale.
      • 49:23 Nicky Bailey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Scotland. Jimmy Bullard restarts play with the free kick.
      • Correction - 48:06 Grant Leadbitter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey. Free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.
      • 48:06 Grant Leadbitter concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Bailey. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.
      • 47:11 The ball is sent over by Scott McDonald, Faris Haroun has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
      • 46:58 Centre by Joe Bennett, clearance by Carlos Edwards.
      • 45:01 The second half begins.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+2:17 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
      • 44:16 Foul by Aaron Cresswell on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Tony McMahon.
      • 41:54 Lee Bowyer has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 40:30 Shot from 35 yards by Aaron Cresswell went wide of the left-hand post.
      • 39:55 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jimmy Bullard from the right by-line, clearance made by Nicky Bailey.
      • 39:42 Lee Bowyer takes a shot. Matthew Bates gets a block in.
      • 37:52 Foul by Jason Scotland on Tony McMahon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
      • 37:10 Barry Robson has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
      • 33:31 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jimmy Bullard, Matthew Bates manages to make a clearance.
      • 33:06 Michael Chopra has a volleyed shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme.
      • 32:18 Jimmy Bullard delivers the ball in from the corner, Rhys Williams manages to make a clearance.
      • 32:08 Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball, Barry Robson gets a block in.
      • 28:13 The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott McDonald. Free kick taken by David Stockdale.
      • 27:47 The ball is delivered by Carlos Edwards.
      • Correction - 25:01 Nicky Bailey takes the direct free kick.
      • 25:01 Nicky Bailey restarts play with the free kick.
      • 25:01 Booking Booking for Ibrahima Sonko.
      • 24:53 Unfair challenge on Joe Bennett by Ibrahima Sonko results in a free kick.
      • 22:29 Keith Andrews concedes a free kick for a foul on Faris Haroun. Direct free kick taken by Nicky Bailey.
      • 20:32 Joe Bennett produces a cross.
      • 19:28 Keith Andrews crosses the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Ibrahima Sonko misses to the left of the target.
      • 18:54 Inswinging corner taken by Jimmy Bullard.
      • 18:45 Centre by Carlos Edwards, Matthew Bates makes a clearance.
      • 16:58 Joe Bennett takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand post.
      • 13:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Robson on Lee Bowyer. Free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.
      • 13:13 Barry Robson takes a shot. Keith Andrews gets a block in.
      • 10:07 Free kick awarded for a foul by Rhys Williams on Keith Andrews. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.
      • 6:51 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marvin Emnes by Lee Bowyer. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Barry Robson, save made by David Stockdale.
      • 5:53 The referee penalises Jason Scotland for handball. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.
      • 5:44 Marvin Emnes delivers the ball, save made by David Stockdale.
      • 5:03 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Robson, clearance by Ibrahima Sonko.
      • 4:33 Corner taken by Barry Robson from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Ibrahima Sonko.
      • 4:18 Marvin Emnes takes a shot. Aaron Cresswell gets a block in.
      • 2:49 Jason Scotland is caught offside. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.
      • Correction - 2:01 Michael Chopra takes the free kick.
      • 2:01 Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Bullard.
      • 2:01 Booking Joe Bennett goes into the referee's book.
      • Correction - 1:53 Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlos Edwards.
      • 1:53 Joe Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards.
      • 0:10 Marvin Emnes is ruled offside. David Stockdale takes the free kick.
      • 0:00 The game begins.

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      Championship table snapshot

      As it stood on 24 Sep 2011 23:59 UK

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

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